Senator Larkin Secures $245,000 for Abilities First – New Windsor

(New Windsor, NY, September 12, 2018) – As Abilities First continues its expansion into Orange County, Senator William Larkin has secured an additional $245,000 to renovate the nonprofit’s newly acquired facility at 59 Windsor Highway in New Windsor, for the addition of preschool services. Once fully occupied, the 42,000 square foot facility will include the newly constructed Abilities First School for students age 5-21, corporate offices, tenant spaces and four preschool classrooms for 32 students.

Preschool services will begin in the fall at the St. Thomas of Canterbury site in Cornwall-on-Hudson, following the relocation of forty students from that site into the newly renovated school space at the Straus Family Pavilion in New Windsor.

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.

“Abilities First is most grateful to Senator Larkin for recognizing the growing demand for services for young children in need of special education preschool within the region,” said Jeff Fox, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer for Abilities First.

“This funding will allow Abilities First to expand their educational services and bring the latest technology to their students. They do exceptional work and I’m honored to be able to assist them in helping their students achieve a strong education,” said Senator Bill Larkin.

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