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Spring has Sprung at In Flight! Read how In Flight’s March has been filled with new beginnings and advocating for more opportunities during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Spring has Sprung at In Flight!

In Flight Times

March 2024

In This Issue

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Sarah Green is 40 Under 40!

Staff Spotlight

Advocacy in Action

Spring has Sprung

First Game of the Season!

March Birthday’s

Thank you!

Empower our Folks!

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

As the celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month ends, In Flight’s advocacy isn’t winding down. This year’s theme, “A World of Opportunities,” underscores progress and the ongoing need for inclusivity. Join our mission to break barriers and foster acceptance. Read more about how we’re advocating for change and creating a brighter future where everyone belongs.


Sarah Green is 40 Under 40 Honoree

for Dutchess Chamber!

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sarah Green, Community Habilitation Manager at In Flight, for being recognized as one of Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 honorees. This prestigious acknowledgment is a testament to Sarah’s unwavering commitment to service, boundless compassion, and remarkable contributions to our community.

Sarah embodies the spirit of selflessness and dedication, consistently going above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Continue reading more about how Sarah Green has been a beacon of community service to multiple organizations and In Flight.


Rachel Rappa –

In Flight Staff Spotlight!

Meet Rachel Rappa, our Accounting Associate in our esteemed Finance Department. Working closely with our Chief Financial Officer, Nevena Ilcheva, Rachel experiences a variety of tasks to keep In Flight running smoothly.


Outstanding Team Member of the Month!

Kayleigh Mabb – LPN

Kayleigh is an amazing team player. She is so helpful and is always willing to lend her hand and knowledge to Catskill Day Hab. She is always upbeat and full of life. Kayleigh is kind, determined, and always goes the extra mile. We would not be the team we are without her. She is truly an inspiration and a great asset to In Flight. We just adore her!

Thank you Kayleigh for all that you do!

Help us advocate for change and ensure NYS invests in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

Call or write your NYS Assembly Member and Senator to ask them for their support:

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Advocacy in Action!

Our Catskill I-SAIL took a trip to the Albany Capital building to advocate alongside fellow agencies across the state. This was one of many events agencies like In Flight have attended to advocate for the following to be included in the 2025 Executive Budget:

  • Investment in Direct Support Professional Wages in the form of a Direct Support Wage Enhancement (DSWE)
  • A 3.2% cost of living adjustment for non-profit I/DD service providers to meet rising costs as a result of inflation and keep our system from slipping further.

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung at the Catskill Day Habilitation program, where creativity blossoms alongside the flowers. Participants have been busy with arts and crafts, exploring the vibrant world of flowers and bugs through engaging lessons and even creating their own imaginative bugs. Recently, they volunteered at the Catskill Library, followed by an enriching lesson. Sensory and memory games continue to be a highlight, making learning both enjoyable and memorable for all involved.


First Game of The Season!

In Flight’s very own Special Olympics Basketball team showcased their skills and spirit on March 24th at Marist College for the Hudson Valley Region Regional Basketball Competition. With determination and teamwork, our athletes demonstrated their passion for the game while embodying the values of sportsmanship and camaraderie. It was a proud moment for the entire In Flight community as we cheered on our team and celebrated their achievements on and off the court.



March Birthdays!


Help us make every person we support’s birthday special by making a donation to In Flight in honor of them.

In Flight is their home with people they consider family and friends. By donating today in honor of them, we can continue to make their special day as important as any family would.

Every Birthday Tribute donation will be highlighted in the newsletter each month.

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