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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.

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In the News:

New Dorp individuals celebrate National Donut Day!

ETA program visits Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor!

Benton residence visits Harvest Café for Saturday Brunch!

Individuals from the Jefferson residence and The Network program attend Fleet Week!

Eagle Scouts Troop 37 paint handicapped railings at our New Dorp Lane location!

Community Center holds its 37th Annual Sports Award Dinner!

Glenwood individuals trip to the St. George Theatre!

Spring days celebrated by the individuals from New Dorp Lane Day Hab!

AVSP receives donation from St. John Villa Academy Key Club!

The Network program enjoys a picnic!

AVSP are exhibitors at the Special Needs Resource Fair!

Staten Island Heart Society donates 10 defibrillators to AVSP!

Staten Island Lions Club provides a fun-filled day of bowling!

Staff member, Patrick Tulay, receives the Robert Witkowsky Direct Support Recognition Award!

Genevieve Benoit and Diane Buglioli are honored at the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon!

Harvest Café featured on PIX 11 News!

Harvest Café wins SILIVE’s Best Breakfast!