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ACDS provides residential services for adults with developmental disabilities, age 21 and over, at 8 IRA group homes and one apartment, located in Wantagh, Merrick, Freeport, Seaford and Albertson, NY. The agency’s group homes enable the 54 residents we serve to leave their parents’ homes and live on their own as most young adults do. The staff at the group homes helps the residents facilitate an independent life style, providing a level of supervision to help them to progress towards independence in their daily life that includes: domestic skills, social interaction, travel, community orientation, employment, personal finances, leisure time activities and the ability to make choices.

Each resident’s program is individualized to help them become all that they can be. The vast majority of ACDS residents began with us in our educational programs in early childhood, so they have come full circle since infancy. Many have also participated in our 5Plus program (and continue to do so in age appropriate adult recreational and socialization programs).

The Houses are staffed 24/7 with trained counselors and are each supervised by a manager. RNs provide medical oversight, supervision and training to all staff in the areas of medication administration and other health issues. The agency also employs a full-time Applied Behavior Specialist (ABS) to work with the residents on individual behavioral issues as well as issues associated with group home living.

The apartment program, which has 2 residents, is a transitional program that works with the residents to help them develop skills to hopefully enable them to live on their own in the future with minimum supervision and assistance.

Prenceina Holder

Assistant Director of Residential Services 
(516) 597- 4052 ext 126
pholder@acds.org

 



 

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