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Old Field Developer Proposes Center for Developmentally Disabled

Developer and philanthropist Cary Staller, whose family funded the Staller Center, hopes to create center in Coram.

Cary Staller, a developer out of Old Field, SUNY trustee and philanthropist whose family funded the Staller Center at Stony Brook University, has proposed a center for developmentally disabled adults for Coram, according to a report in Newsday (subscription required).

Staller, whose daughter is developmentally disabled, hopes to create this center for these adults who rely on programs and structure but age out of the state public school system when they turn 21.

According to the report, he hopes to build the center on the northwest corner of Route 25 and Winfield Davis Drive in Coram. The $2 million center would be paid for with private funds and then leased to the state for a dollar a year. The report states that the building would be 8,000 square feet and would include exercise facilities, a lunchroom, walking trails and space to learn kitchen, laundry and computer skills. It would accommodate about 60 adults.

For more on this story, read the full report on Newsday.

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