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Upcoming Events

Sep 24

DDI Orientation

Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Location: 99 Hollywood Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787
Oct 1

DDI Orientation

Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Location: 99 Hollywood Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787

Community Partners

Today, DDI is a dynamic, non-profit, multi-site agency, each day serving hundreds of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, providing educational, residential, habilitative, vocational, transportation, and service coordination support to the Long Island community.
 
College/University Affiliations
St. Joseph’s College
Hofstra University
Long Island University
Adelphi University
Stony Brook University
St. John’s University
Suffolk Community College
State University of New York at Old Westbury
New York Institute of Technology
 
Corporate Affiliations
Better Business Bureau
United Way
Long Island Association
 
Provider Associations
Long Island Select Healthcare
Interagency Council of Development Disabilities Agencies, Inc.
Alliance of Long Island Agencies
The Center for Discovery
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Coalition of Provider Associations
Advance Care Alliance
 
Employers of the People we Support
Bj's Wholesale Club
Kmart
Brentwood Library
McDonalds
Trader Joes
Best Market
Stop & Shop
Maywood Elementary
Gurwin Nursing home
Long Island DDRO
South Shore's Children Center
Shoprite
Developmental Disabilities Institute
TJ Maxx
Nick & Gina’s Pizzeria
Loews AMC Theatre
Carrabas
Staples
Walgreens
Vibs
Some Guys Car Wash
East End Disabilities
Blink Fitness Gym
Target
Herbie's Crumb Cakes
Blue Duck Bakery
Key Food
Port Jeff Bowling
Coram Bowling
Long Island Ducks Stadium
Apple Bees
Main Event Farmingdale
Port Jefferson Ambulance
South Shore Home Health
Wee Luv Em Day Care
Tor Comics
CVS
Vets Choice
Enterprise Inquiries
John Stanley Office Equipment
CVS
Bed Bath & Beyond
Whitman Food Service East Islip High School
CNA Cleaning Supplies
Garage Eatery
Sears
Walmart
VE Power Door
Financial Center
Elwood Cinemas
Dave & Busters
Kohl’s
Big Lots
Nature’s Bounty
Abra Kadata
Freeport Village clerk
Riverhead library
Contract Pharmacal

Leadership

Meet our Board of Directors and Senior Leaders.
 
 
 
 
                    OUR LEADERSHIP                     
 
 

John Lessard

Executive Director

(631) 366-2950

 

Kim M. Kubasek

Associate Executive Director

(631) 366-2965

 

Sophia Samuel

Chief Financial Officer

(631) 366-2960

 

Erin Davies

Chief Human Resources Officer

(631) 366-2907

 

Andrew Brathwaite

Director of Transportation

 (631) 360-4729

 

Linda Eisman-Cadel

Director of

Children's Residential Program

(631) 366-2954

 

Adam Gordon

Director of Corporate Compliance

(631) 366-2921

 

Kevin Gray

Director of Building Services

(631) 366-2903

 

Linda Hobbs

Director of

Early Childhood Services

(631) 266-4418

 

Julia Hochman

Director of Information Technology

(631) 366-2970

 

Mary Hoffman

Director of Children's Day Program

(631) 366-2916

 

 Jeff MacQuarrie

Director of Quality Assurance

(631) 366-2940

 

Sherry McKeown

Administrative Director of

Adult Day Services

(631) 360-4615

 

Kim Mudano

Director of

Adult Residential Services

(631) 360-4639

 

Laura Ollett

Director of

Adult Residential Services

Phone: (631) 360-4690

 

Christine Ponzio

Director of Communications

(631) 366-2909

 

Christine Racca

Director of the Center for Autism

(631) 580-4004

 

Dan Rowland

Director of Development

(631) 366-2905

 

            

               BOARD OF DIRECTORS               
 
 

Philip Veneziano, CPA

Chairperson of DDI Board

 

Larry W. Boone, Ph.D.

Vice Chairperson of DDI Board

 

Peter Pierri

Treasurer of DDI Board

 

John Werner, Ph.D.

Secretary of DDI Board

 

Rocco J. Cirigliano, CPA

 

Edward J. Youngling

 

Michael D’Alauro, CPA

 

Pamela Frank

 

James Fogarty, Ed.D 
 

Patrick McCormick, Esq.

 

Linda Namias

 

Joseph Napolitano

 

Joseph W. Schmidt

 

Russell Snaith

 

Victoria Shoaf

 

John Porta

 

   
                 FOUNDATION BOARD                 
 
 

Stephen Wangel

President

 

Robert N. Rosen, CPA

Vice President

 

Michael D’Alauro, CPA

Treasurer

 

Peter Chase

Secretary

 

Rocco Cirigliano, CPA

 

Daniel Dessanti

 

Sean Finn

 

Richard Harder, CPA

 

John Lessard

 

Kevin Long

 

Don McAulay

 

Lynn McAulay

 

Nick Racanelli

 

Denise Rogers

 

Ron Rugolo

 

Rocco Sabino, CPA

 

Joseph Schmidt

 

Russell Snaith

 

William Torrey

 

Jason Van Vechten

 

Phil Veneziano, CPA

Strategic Plan

Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) has been assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families on Long Island for more than 50 years.
 
During that time, we have evolved and grown, serving larger numbers of people and expanding the types of supports and services we provide.
 
Our evolution has always been focused on delivering on our mission to help children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities experience growth and fulfillment.
 

Why DDI?

Our son, Tommy, has autism. It is a challenge in life that is monumental; not only for the child, but for his family.

There are mountains that must be climbed, and canyons crossed. Our family has been so lucky to have so many wonderful people in our corner as we have faced this arduous journey. Tommy has been a student at DDI since he was four and a half years old. My husband and I entrust our son to the care of these wonderful professionals, and I have no doubt that they strive for excellence. Our son, Tommy, has autism. That has been very hard to say, but DDI has made our journey a little easier to travel. ~Elizabeth Klonowski