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A Very Special Place, Inc., provides a comprehensive network of programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. With the guidance and support offered at AVSP people of all ages find opportunities to achieve independence and self-fulfillment.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us.





In the News:


Amboy individuals attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Forest Avenue!

Hylan Residence Enjoys a Snow Day!

AVSP Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Genevieve Benoit and Diane Buglioli honored at the Staten Island Center for Independent Living Dinner Dance!

Senior Network trip to Michaels!

Chef Nick on SILive!

Costco Wholesale Turkey Donation!

Staten Island Heart Society donates defibrillators!

Staten Island Lions Club donates to the Glenwood residence!

AVSP and the Harvest Café staff are interviewed by The College of Staten Island students!

Harvest Café featured on PIX 11 News!

Harvest Café wins SILIVE’s Best Breakfast!



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