Future Steps Playground Campaign


A fundraising campaign for Abilities First

Make an exponential difference

Spreading awareness is a great way to help support our cause.


With your help, OUR NEW SCHOOL PLAYGROUND will be a reality in 2017!

The ABILITIES FIRST SCHOOL opened its doors in November 2015. The state-of-the-art school serves over 100 children, from 22 school districts throughout the Hudson Valley region. 

Play is important to the social and physical development of all children, but most especially at the Abilities First School where students may be challenged by moderate to severe cognitive delays, visual or hearing impairments, physical, medical and behavioral challenges, as well as intellectual or developmental disabilities.

You can help create the environment of "play" you once enjoyed with a gift to build an adaptive playground for the students at the Abilities First School.

Please share and spread the word about the FUTURE STEPS PLAYGROUND CAMPAIGN.

Sponsorship and naming opportunities are available. Contact Melissa McCoy, Chief Advancement Officer at 845.485.9803 ext. 223 or melissamccoy@abilitiesfirstny.org.

About the Abilities First School

After over thirty years in Poughkeepsie, the Abilities First School opened its doors in a new state-of-the-art location in Lagrange, NY in December 2015. The school has over 100 students and 9 classrooms equipped with instructional technology, adaptive physical education space, a fully outfitted sensory gym and clinical space for therapies. Additional programs are held within the Red Hook School District. Students from over twenty-two school districts from a seven county region in New York State attend the school.

About the Organization

Abilities First, Inc.

Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of the community, as well as those with developmental disabilities, from pre-school through adulthood. Abilities First has had a long-term commitment of providing a cohesive culture of compassion, empowerment and respect for people with a variety of disabilities through educational, vocational and habilitation services. It presently serves over 1,500 children and adults throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York State. AF is accredited for the person-centered care by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and given the honor of participating in a coalition of leaders in the field through New York Integrated Network and Coordinated Behavioral Health Services (CBHS).

Abilities First’s mission is to provide people with disabilities and their families support to attain independence, self-determination, integration and acceptance by others through education, exploration and experience.

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