The peaceful sound of rippling water fills the warm, afternoon air. Water rushes down on stone into a narrow pond that wraps around the Northville property. Animals nearby like a miniature horse, goats, sheep and chickens go about their day.
It’s a scene designed to inspire tranquility. READ
Don Rieb founded Aid to the Developmentally Disabled in 1983 with little more than a broken typewriter, a busted filing cabinet and a legal pad in a one-room office above a bank.
The Riverhead nonprofit has grown to include 32 group homes that serve more than 160 individuals across eastern Long Island who are developmentally disabled or have a mental illness. A new residential program is also set to open in February.