NSASA is a parent-run organization serving over 4,000 families on Long Island. Our mission is to support individuals with autism in our local community. 

Through our fundraising efforts, we are able to provide free educational, social, and recreational opportunities to families touched by autism. NSASA organizes a variety of events including rollerskating, private movie screenings, Outback Steakhouse luncheons, plays, bowling, and more! It is our goal to provide positive experiences for families in a non-judgmental, welcoming environment.

NSASA also provides grants to local school programs that serve children with autism. Through our program, we provide grants for technology, classroom materials, and community outings for autism programs.

We support education and advocacy at both the state and federal levels. The mission of the Autism Society of America (ASA) is to provide lifelong access and opportunities for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to provide lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA’s efforts to carry forth its mission.

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Join Us

To join NSASA, contact Lumardi@verizon.net

NSASA members who wish to attend our free events must complete and mail the NSASA Event Database Request Form in order to be added to our Event Eligibility List.

Please email Michele at Lumardi@verizon.net for more information.

All information is considered confidential and will be treated as such. If we do not have your information on file, we cannot issue confirmation for your attendance at our free events.

NSASA is a registered 501(c)(3). Our Tax ID# is 23-7438084.

 

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES August 17th

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Thank you, LONGWOOD SEPTA, and organizer, Nicolle Fowler for their donation of $3,010 from their SEPTA Virtual Auction: Spin It To Win It!

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES August 3rd

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Ali Carbone and The Mighty Shed donated $500 for group home meals. Ali is the sister of Michael Carbone, Anthony Carbone, and Luke Carbone. All the boys live in group homes and have enjoyed the meals provided by The NSASA.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JULY 27th

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

This week, we’re thanking Bethpage Federal Credit Union for donating $4500 to our Sweet Treat Rewards Program. We are sending ice cream trucks to Group Homes. Group Homes for four months were confined to their homes. They couldn’t go out for a simple thing like an ice cream cone. Our friends at Bethpage Federal Credit Union brought the ice cream to them.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JULY 13TH

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Thank you Jeannie Church and Emily Levine for visiting Salk Elementary School! Theses women came and dropped off a check for $5200 in donations toward The NSASA. Salk, East Broadway, Lee Road, Division, Abby, and other Levittown schools sold t-shirts for Autism Awareness Month. Thank you, Jeannie, Emily, and all the other teachers, staff, and students that bought shirts, showed support, and donated. Thank you, to Nectaria Kourkoumelis for all her support.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JULY 6TH

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

We would like to thank Diane Cahill and Cahill Strategies, LLC. this week. Diane donated funds for breakfast and dinner for a group home.

We would also like to thank Mark Cronin and John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks. John’s Crazy Socks donated $1800 to the NSASA.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JUNE 29th

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. This week, we’re thanking one inspirational individual and offering our condolences to a grandfather, a father, and an incredible all-around person who will truly be missed.

Robert Donus, also called “Papou Bob” affectionately by his three grandchildren and others in the Greek Orthodox Community has passed away this month. Bob was the grandfather of three boys with Autism, Max, Michael, and Dimitri. He was also a father to Andrew and a father-in-law to Melanie. Bob was a long time supporter of The NSASA, lending his support to our Annual Comedy Event and other fundraisers. The Donus Family asked for donations in his memory to The NSASA. More than 850 dollars raised will be used to provide prepared meals to local group homes. Bob was a wonderful, loving grandfather, and his devotion, understanding, and patience reflect in the many family photos. Bob was devoted to his church and many other charities. We send our condolences to the Donus Family on their loss of a man that will be missed by the Autism Community and hundreds more. It is the honor of The NSASA to be chosen to receive the support of the Donus Family during these challenging times.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JUNE 22nd

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Jonathan Stone of Equitable Advisors, LLC. and an AXA Corporate Match donated $1,000 to the NSASA. Jon is a long time supporter of The NSASA as a committee member of the T Off 4 Autism Team.

Gerry Brennan and Ridgewood Savings Bank donated $750 toward group home meals and COVID-19 support. Gerry and the entire Brennan Family have also been long time supporters of The NSASA.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JUNE 15th

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Pamela Radin

Pamela Radin donated $500 to The NSASA. Pamela is an Allstate Agency Owner in Baldwin, located at 914 Atlantic Avenue. She is always there to help in a time of crisis, and she has proven it is no different amidst the pandemic. Even during Hurricane Sandy, Pamela secured a $5,000 donation for our organization.

Marni Adler also donated $500 to The NSASA. It’s donations like these that allow us to help as many people as possible as often as possible.

If you’re also interested in donating to support The NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JUNE 8th

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s Autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting NSASA, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program of the Elmont School District raised $923 for The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America. This incredible program has raised more than $52K over the last eight years.

Tom and Rosemarie DiEmidio have raised more than $850 for The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America through Tom’s Birthday Donation and from other donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom is a consistent supporter of The NSASA year-round.

If you’re also interested in donating to support the NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES JUNE 1ST

Each week, we’re thanking some incredible people in 0ur community who help support Long Island’s autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting NSASA, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Thank you to the Make Waves Foundation and Kristyn Roth of the Autism Society of America for donating 7,000 masks to our chapter that NSASA distributed to group homes. These masks help contain the spread of the virus in these group homes.

Thank you to Robby Walsh and Benjamin Dalley for donating $1,276 towards COVID-19 projects. Donations like these help us keep as many people and their families as safe as possible during this pandemic.

If you’re also interested in donating to support the NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES MAY 27TH

 

Each week, we’re thanking some amazing members of our community who help support Long Island’s autism families dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. By raising money, supplying food for group homes, or further supporting NSASA, these COVID-19 Heroes are a bright light in these dark and uncertain times.

Big thanks to Zoë Hutzler of Mantis Marketing, Michael, and Angela Carron of TLM Group, and their group, REWIRED for Autism! This collaboration by real estate, construction, and design professionals just raised $5,000 for our community and has raised nearly $1 Million for NSASA in the past twelve years. Thank you, REWIRED, Michael, Angela, and Zoë!

And a very big thank you to Amy Cusumano, who did a virtual Zumba fundraiser for NSASA, raising $2,300. Amy is a mom to five boys, and her oldest son has Autism. She works full time, and still managed to raise this incredible contribution! This is Zumba number nine! Thank you Amy!

If you’re also interested in making a donation to support the NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org.

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES MAY 18TH

The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America would like to take this time to thank some very important members of the community for their remarkable actions and generous donations during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you to the Sunshine Foundation for the incredibly generous $5,000 grant. The NSASA will put it to great use during these rough and trying times.

Thank you, Christine and Marcelo Penas, for raising $850 for us through your virtual concert. You’ve truly created a unique and inspirational way to both raise donations and keep the people watching at home positive and entertained.

If you’re also interested in making a donation to support the NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org

NSASA’S COVID-19 HEROES MAY 11TH

The Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America would like to take this time to thank some very important members of the community for their remarkable actions and generous donations during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you Investors Bank for an amazing $4500 donation towards meals for group homes.

Thank you Anthony Calderera from Greek Street at 1021 Park Blvd, Massapequa Park, NY 11762 for treating three group homes and their staff to some delicious dinners.

Thank you Rob Renda and Alessa Renda for donating $600 and treating a group home for individuals with Autism in Melville this week. We have two more planned with the funds that you donated. There is a big smile behind the mask, grateful for a night off from cooking, happy for dinner from Outback.

If you’re also interested in making a donation to support the NSASA, contact Suzanne Reek at (516) 404-2306 or SReek@NSASA.org

COVID-19 Crisis Heroes

SYSCO Foods, Outback Merrick, Outback Commack, Bagel Biz, Carrabbas, LI Donors and NSASA step up to support Long Island group homes.

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting group homes for the developmentally disabled in unique and troubling ways. Individuals on the autism spectrum and others with developmental disabilities run the gamut from being incredibly capable with COVID-19 protective measures to having great difficulty. This disparity and disruption to long-standing routines are making prevention problematic. To make matters worse, caregivers are becoming infected and staff shortages are becoming an increasing problem.

To deal with the crisis and relieve some of the pressure, Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America is partnering with very helpful and dedicated Long Island businesses to deliver food to group homes, giving staff the ability to concentrate on safety measures. Global distributor SYSCO Foods is providing food supplies while local business owners Jenny Medina of Outback Steakhouse Merrick, and George Michailidis of Outback Steakhouse Commack, along with Bagel Biz of Melville, and Carrabbas of Central Islip are cooking up dishes to deliver to the group homes. Rick Kaplan of BOUNCE and Cafe Testarossa of Syosset sponsored meals for a group home.

“These residents are particularly vulnerable”, says Suzanne Reek, Executive Director of NSASA. “We have been using our charity partner Outback Steakhouse to provide these delivered meals. Residents of these homes can not come home to their parents unless families are willing to take them home for a very long time. We use Outback because they have supported our group for more than ten years and have raised more than $200,000 for NSASA.”

Suzanne Reek and Assistant Director Michelle Iallonardi are coordinating the fundraising and food deliveries on NSASA’s Facebook page. You can donate to the effort here…