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Community Partners

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With sites and residences located throughout Long Island, DDI has had the opportunity to partner with many organizations that help drive our mission forward. 
 
Below is a list of our affiliations and employers of the people we serve.  They each help ensure that the children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities supported at DDI experience personal growth and fulfillment. We accomplish this mission by developing person-centered plans that focus on the individual goals and interests of each person.
 
Whether you are interested in research, higher education, employment opportunities or have an idea or connection you want to share, we would love to hear from you. Join us in making a difference in people’s lives, and email us at [email protected] today.
 
 
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
McDonald's
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

Inclusion

DDI is committed to diversity and inclusion for ALL people. We are a family of unique individuals bound by a common mission.

Strategic Plan

With input from internal and external stakeholders, our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan serves as our roadmap to operational and program excellence.
 
DDI uses data to more effectively inform our decision-making and improve how we measure our progress as an organization and with each individual we serve; how we recruit, retain, develop and continue to show our appreciation to the people who constitute our workforce, the backbone of our organization; how we commit to actions to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive; and how we more effectively coordinate the advocacy needed with legislators and policymakers to bring about positive reform.

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Why DDI?

Robert's team goes above and beyond the call of duty.

The classroom teacher, behavior specialist and the teaching assistants in his classroom have been nothing short of amazing. They are so wonderful in communicating with us and they share in the joys and excitement we have regarding our son's accomplishments.
~Siobhan Domingo, Early Childhood Parent