Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

In the News


Jean Ringhoff, an AVSP Board member (top row, 3rd from the left) was recently honored by the Boy Scouts of America at their annual business luncheon. Congratulations, Jean!

Vincent, from our Glenwood residence, was very proud to exercise his right to vote in this year’s election. Great job!


It’s that time of year for fun in the fall. Some of our individuals from our Jefferson residence went apple and pumpkin picking. It was the perfect day to be outdoors.



Jefferson residence had a great time playing the different casino games and enjoying the day on their recent trip to the Resorts Casino.



Our very own, Chef Nick from Harvest Café is featured in this great article on, SI Live


Billy, from AVSP’s Jefferson residence along with Jessica, Jennie and Leigh dropped off toys, diapers, baby bottles and other items that they purchased to a local firehouse in, Port Richmond that is collecting for hurricane victims. Billy decided he wanted to help after seeing a story on the news. We are very proud of our individuals for their community involvement!


 Harvest Café was on WPIX Pix 11 News - It's a "G" Thing Segment! 

If you missed it watch the episode here .




On May 17, 2016, Harvest Café was featured on ABC’s “The Chew”. The segment was a part of a series The Chew was doing this season focusing on how food changes lives.



Harvest Café was voted “Best Breakfast” in this year’s Best of Staten Island poll. Check us out on SILIVE.

The Harvest Cafe was featured on WABC7 Eyewitness News for Neighborhood Eats. Our thanks to Lauren Glassberg for coming and spending the time with us! To rewatch the piece again, please click here.


 Support AVSP When You List on Ebay!

Did you know, when you list an item on eBay, you can donate a percentage of your proceeds to A Very Special Place Inc.? By doing this, you’re helping AVSP as well as earning special eBay Giving Works features that can help you get more bids and higher sale prices. This can happen in 5 easy steps.

1 – List an item on eBay and choose to donate 10-100% of the final sale price to AVSP

2 – Buyer pays you when the listing closes and you ship the item to the buyer

3 – You get an eBay Giving Works Fee Credit within 24 hours of the listing closing

4 – MissionFish collects the donation from you and provides a tax receipt on behalf of AVSP

5 – MissionFish delivers funds to AVSP, minus a small processing fee, as well as your information so that we can thank you as well

Whether you’re an avid eBay seller or visit once in a while, it’s a great way to help A Very Special Place. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Development Department at 718-987-1234 x. 110 or eBay Giving Works/MissionFish.











For more information about A Very Special Place including financial information and our Form 990 please visit
A Very Special Place, Inc. on Guidestar.