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Who We Are


About Our Name

ADAPT is something we all do – to life, to our environment, and to the circumstances we find ourselves in at any given moment. Community signals that we, and all to whom we provide services, are part of the fabric of the communities in which we live. Network describes the alliances we will form to expand our reach to guarantee the fullest possible life for all those who look to us for support.

ADAPT’s new tagline is [we change]. Whether it is lives, communities, social attitudes or our own services, it’s the most important thing we’ve learned to do in 75 years.

Our Future Unfolding

ADAPT Community Network celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2017. So much has been accomplished since our founding in 1947 and yet there is so much more to do. The families who founded the agency would be proud of the many breakthroughs over the years, including accessible public education for all, community living for children and adults, advancements in assistive technology, and creating opportunities for employment. ADAPT Community Network honors the founders’ legacy by continuing to help our people recognize their full potential.

To effectively respond to new generations with growing expectations, we have examined everything we do, as well as our role in the larger community. Today, our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy. ADAPT’s comprehensive programs provide education, health, technology, residential and recreational services to over 20,000 individuals and families, living with challenges such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders.

We Are ADAPT Community Network

With support from our partners and through the generosity of our donors, ADAPT Community Network continues to create a more inclusive world for children and adults with disabilities. ADAPT is empowering people through innovative solutions, one person at a time.

Our Accreditations


Human First, Inc., founded in 2001, is a diverse, multi-service organization serving New Yorkers with psychiatric , developmental and neurological disabilities.

We strive to reach previously underserved populations in New York City and Long Island through our programs.

Human First offers Individualized Support Services, Service Coordination, Community Habilitation, Day Habilitation, Mobile Crisis Intervention, Nursing Home Transition Diversion, Traumatic Brain Injury Supports, Clinical and Residential services to children and adults. Our culturally trained and multilingual dedicated staff are the keys to our success.


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