Friday, November 3, 2017
The Carltun
Eisenhower Park | East Meadow, NY
7:00 PM Cocktails | 8:00 PM Dinner & Dancing
Business Attire


Mr. Vafa Vahid and Hon. Bushra Vahdat
The Henderson Family
Mrs. Karen Katzman

The School for Language and Communication Development (SLCD) is proud to be celebrating 32 years of Giving Our Children a Voice. SLCD is a non-profit organization with a mission to identify children with language and autism spectrum disorders as early as possible, teach them to communicate, and prepare them to lead an independent life. The mission of ABLE Community Services is to continue the work of SLCD and provide day habilitation programs and residential services.

The Evening of Honor Gala is a celebration of SLCD’s achievements and honors those who have supported the school and its mission. This year’s Gala will be held on Friday, November 3rd at The Carltun, located in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. The Carltun features a beautiful ambiance, fine food, and impeccable service. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, silent auction, raffles, music, dancing, and an e-journal.

We are delighted to be honoring Vafa Vahid and Hon. Bushra Vahdat, the Henderson Family, and Karen Katzman for their generous support and commitment to SLCD throughout the years.  Vafa and Bushra truly understand the significance of the education that SLCD provides. Their dedication has gone far in ensuring a brighter future for our students and we are delighted to acknowledge their contributions. The Henderson Family has experienced the educational benefits of SLCD first-hand. Parents’ James and Rana are proud that their son Tripp has thrived while at SLCD. They are avid supporters of SLCD and Rana is a dedicated volunteer. Karen, the Pre-School/School Age Principal, has been an integral part of SLCD since its beginning. Her love for children is apparent. Karen's heart lies in giving these children a happy, healthy, and creative space in which they can grow and be successful on their future journey.

SLCD serves children throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City through a preschool and elementary school in Glen Cove, middle school in Woodside, and high school in Richmond Hill. SLCD also operates programs for adults. ABLE Community Services provides day habilitation programs, such as social skills development and vocational training, in Queens, in Brooklyn, and on Long Island. ABLE House Residences offers a family-style residence and living experience in Farmingdale for adults with developmental disabilities. SLCD and ABLE have the ability to meet the lifecycle needs of individuals with disabilities from preschool through adulthood.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the Evening of Honor Gala!