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A Very Special Place, Inc, provides a comprehensive network of programs and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. With the guidance and support offered at AVSP people of all ages find opportunities to achieve independence and self-fulfillment.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us.




A Very Special Place, Inc. has been greatly impacted by Superstorm Sandy with three of our sites being directly hit by the storm surge.  As a non-profit organization so greatly affected by this storm, we need your financial support now more than ever.  Please help us to restore and rebuild so that we can continue to provide quality programs for people with developmental disabilities.   Giving to A Very Special Place, Inc. and our relief fund, one hundred percent of the donations will be used to help us recover and rebuild for the future.



Please give as generously as you can.  Donations can be made online by using the Donate button below.


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