Our mission statement is to serve as a resource to the Islip community by addressing accessibility, seeking equal rights, removing barriers and promoting opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Board will attempt to define and implement goals for the improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the Town of Islip.
The 14-person Disability Advisory Board consists of volunteers, all of whom are Islip residents, and appointed by the Town Board. They represent and advocate for people with physical and sensory disabilities.
The Town has a wide variety of programs and activities for all individuals and offers specific programs for those with disabilities, such as a free therapeutic modern dance program for developmentally challenged youth (funded by NYS OPWDD), a therapeutic horseback riding program and hosting a work-based learning program for area students. Senior citizens from area AHRC group homes frequent our Town senior centers. Byron Lake Park and Alex DiGuardia Park have wheelchair enabled swings and our future Spray Park at Roberto Clemente Park will also be wheelchair accessible. All town pools have handicap accessible lifts for residents who would like to cool off on those hot summer days. Our Summer Fun Nights offer movies and concerts in our parks and are available all summer for all to enjoy!
For more information about the Town of Islip Disability Advisory Board, please contact Councilman James P. O’Connor at 631-595-3905.
View all Disability Advisory Board minutes HERE.