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Suffolk County residents provide outreach to special needs community
By Jill Webb Out of the 366,574 children residing in Suffolk Country, 2,445 of those children live with autism, according to a report in a three-point plan put out by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) to address the disorder. In an effort to give support to the intellectual and developmental disabilities community, several residents...
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Support Group Grows Into Crucial Autism Program on Long Island.
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Our “SASI” families shown in our video all have their own unique journey’s with Autism. Janice was at our very first support meeting speaking about how “alone” she felt raising her son Steven, (Steven is the middle child of three incredible boys). I think she may have cried the most and spoke about her worries...
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What is Autism and how are advocates in our community raising awareness? Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker sit down with Priscilla Arena and Stephanie Mendelson from SASI NY to discuss resources for children with Autism in Suffolk County and what actions they are taking to raise the bar. Legislator Anker is also joined by Girl...
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By Rebecca Anzel The Beacon RecordMelonie smiled as she watched her son Justin-Joseph, or J.J. for short, land several backflips on the trampolines at West Hills Day Camp in Huntington on Saturday. The activities at Suffolk Aspergers/Autism Support and Information’s first annual Family Fun Day — zip lines, face painting, sand art and a water...
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