VFW Post 9592 MAP Chairman Honored With Award

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James Duffy of Levittown, Levittown-Island Trees VFW Post 9592 Military Assistance Program (MAP) Chairman, was honored by Adults and Children

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ACLD presented James Duffy (third from left) and Duffy’s Band of Angels (from left) Gandolfo Cascio, Carol Silverstein and Elise Weinstein with its Community Partnership Award at its 2016 Employment Recognition Breakfast. Also pictured with the group (from right) are Merril Krassner; Susan Reed, ACLD Assistant Director of Community Based Services and Lupe Lightell.

with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD) with the Community Partnership Award at its 31st Annual Employment Recognition Breakfast held at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale. Duffy received the award in recognition of his work with Duffy’s Band of Angels, a group comprised of ACLD volunteers who put together care packages for troops deployed overseas.

ACLD, a leading Long Island based not-for-profit agency supporting people with developmental disabilities, hosts the breakfast each year as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The event honors employees with special needs who have made notable achievements on the job, salutes businesses that are committed to hiring people with disabilities and encourages other businesses to do the same.

“ACLD has been, continues to be, and will remain committed to helping the people we support pursue their dreams of meaningful, sustainable employment,” said Rich Breuninger, first vice president of the ACLD board of trustees. “ACLD is dedicated to identifying successful employment solutions for people with developmental disabilities.”

Nearly 150 people, representing many of the more than 100 Long Island companies ACLD’s Vocational Program partners with, attended the event.

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