Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

In the News

The Glenwood residence has purchased a small gardening plot at the Moravian Church. The individuals routinely go the plot and maintain their flourishing garden.

It was another great volunteer day with BNP Paribas Bank and the Changenators! The individuals in our programs always enjoy the time you share with them. Thank you for spending the entire day with us!





Individuals at the New Dorp Center showed off their projects at this year’s Science Fair. They were so proud to show off their hard work with family and friends. What a great job they did!



What a treat for the individuals from ETA to meet the news anchors of NBC 4 New York at their Treat Truck which was stationed outside of Piece-of-Cake bakery on New Dorp Lane. They were so excited to receive treats and autographs from the news anchors.


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Golf Outing Invitation Photo

 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.