Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

OPWDD 1Little Flower has an unwavering commitment to providing quality services for adults with developmental disabilities.

For over 30 years, the agency has provided residential services and treated individuals with respect and dignity.  We are proud to be one of the first agencies to offer responsive and compassionate alternatives to State run institutions.

Each person is assisted to maximize his or her potential for self-care, social, emotional, and physical development.  The dedicated team of administrators, direct care workers, and clinicians work together to provide a continuum of care.  Services are provided in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.


Little Flower’s population of over 400 individuals with developmental disabilities have abilities that are as varied and widespread as their disabilities.

As such, Little Flower offers three types of residential programs to meet each individual’s need and potential:


Most of our residents live and are cared for through our Family Care Program.  Here individuals live with families who are certified by New York State and are supervised and monitored by Little Flower.

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)

ICF provides care for individuals who generally have complex clinical needs.

Individual Residential Alternative (IRA)

IRA is a small-group residence that provides residents with more opportunities for greater independence.

Day Habilitation Program

Little Flower’s Wading River Day Habilitation program provides an array of supports and services to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Our goal is to assist each individual in reaching their personal goals.  Whether it’s learning daily living skills, making friends and meaningful relationships, or navigating the local community, we are committed to enhancing each individuals’ skills and abilities towards greater independence.

Our program operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, all year round.  Individuals are encouraged to attend on a daily basis to promote learning.  Transportation is provided.  If you would like more information or to make a referral, please contact Robin Bailey at

Reopening Safety Plan

It is difficult to define the limits of people with disabilities as we continue to discover extraordinary abilities within them. While these individuals face a more challenging future than most, they still can enjoy a full and active life. What they need most is encouragement, understanding, and the willingness of others to help them maximize their opportunities for becoming part of the community.