We are delighted to bring you the first of a regular schedule of communication and information to families, individuals, and the community to enjoy and feel connected to the mission of Abilities First.
Stephanie's Path Toward Independence & Self-Reliance
Stephanie has been in the AF Community Habilitation program for over 20 years. Through her hard work and commitment, Stephanie moved out of her parents' home and into her own apartment in 2018. She takes responsibility for her apartment and herself, manages her own banking, and spends her free time with friends.

You can't help but be inspired by Stephanie's journey as she builds a life for herself that is rooted in independence and self-reliance.

Community Support
The interest and generosity of this community to support The Campaign to HONOR OUR HEROES has meant a great deal to the frontline HEROES who carry out the mission of Abilities First. The success of the campaign ensured critical funding was available to safeguard the staff and individuals they support with the purchase of essential PPE (personal protective equipment - masks, face-shields, gowns, goggles, and more). Funding played an invaluable role in enhancing the quality of life, activities, and resources for those individuals who were otherwise restricted to their residential programs and without access to the usual external interactions and recreation they enjoy. Be it exercise equipment, a catered meal, electronics to communicate with family at a distance, or prizes for Bingo night, your support made a profound difference. On behalf of the staff, students, and individuals, Thank YOU for helping us through this difficult time!
Community Recognition
Legacy of Leadership & Community
Carole Nugent gave so much of herself to Abilities First, both in life and even after. Let us honor and remember Carole’s life, her legacy, and her love and commitment to Abilities First and our community.

2020 Honorees Recognized
Annually, Abilities First recognizes those individuals and businesses in our communities who have provided that extra margin of friendship, kindness, and support to our neighbors with disabilities. Check out our 2020 honorees!
Commitment to Community Award
Henry G. Page Jr., Business Partnership Award
Innovation Award
Volunteer of the Year
Abilities First Ambassador of the Year
Save The Date | 2021

NEW THIS YEAR: Our Classic is getting even more exciting with the addition of tennis!

Secure your participation with branding benefits via a sponsorship today.
NOTE: Non-sponsorship foursomes and individual golfer spots will open on June 26th.
Support the Foundation for Abilities First NY
The mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is to serve as the philanthropic arm of AFI by garnering the relationships and financial resources necessary to perpetuate the goals of the mission of Abilities First, Inc.