About Able Newspaper

Able Newspaper, founded in 1991 by Angela Melledy, has been the newspaper for, by and about people with disabilities for more than 30 years. In October 2023, it was acquired by The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations that educate, employ, and empower children, adults, and veterans with disabilities based on Long Island. A unique publication, Able brings the reader information about the disability community. The newspaper is read by individuals with disabilities, their caregivers and families, and professionals who serve people with disabilities. It features national, state and local news through a disability perspective; legislation impacting the disability community; and related programs/services, events and sports.


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