SASI – Specialized Autism Support & Information

Health Care, Youth Services

Contact: Priscilla Arena Stephanie Mendelson

(631) 676-7274

2233 Nesconset Highway, Suite 202
Lake Grove, NY 11755

SASI was started in 2015 by two Mount Sinai, NY moms both who have children with autism. Because we couldn’t find many resources in our area we decided to try and form a little support group (famous last words). We put a single posting on Facebook on December 1, 2015 and wondered if anyone would show up. Twelve moms came that night and in the short time since then SASI has evolved into more than we could have imagined. We connect with these families because we live what they live and understand both the struggles as well as the beautiful things associated with autism.

We are now a 501c3 non-profit that serves the needs of the autism community throughout Long Island with over 1,500 member families and growing each day. SASI aims to enrich the lives of special needs families and be a central resource for them to bettering the lives of their children and their family as a whole. We run support groups, provide resources, guide families to help secure essential services for their children, aid families in the OPWDD process and give emotional and financial support to asd families in need.

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