Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a partnership with the School for Language and Communications Development (SLCD) to open a new Able Community Services (ACS) program at Nassau Hall in Muttontown. Nassau Hall was designed by famed architects Delano & Aldrich and built in 1903. The building and office space has been restored and renovated for use by SLCD, while maintaining the historical integrity of the structure. Nassau Hall is also home to the Long Island Regional Planning Council and the Nassau County Police Employee Assistance Program.
County Executive Mangano stated, “My administration is proud to partner with the School for Language and Communication Development to launch this new Able Community Services program which provides vocational and supported employment training to adults with developmental disabilities on Long Island. Together, we will help enhance the skills of many residents and create a workforce that is trained and ready to be hired by local employers.”
SLCD has three additional campuses servicing 500 children from Long Island and New York City. In 2010, SLCD’s Board of Directors approved the expansion of the organization’s mission to include adult services. County Executive Mangano is proud to have worked closely with administrators at SLCD in locating an appropriate space for the program. The School for Language and Communication Development has a Permit Agreement with the County as required by parkland alienation regulations.
Able Community Services is partnering with local employers to develop job training opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in the program. For information on all of the programs, please visit the School for Language and Communication Development at www.slcd.org.