Alley Oop for Autism was created in 2007 by Justin Resnick, a then junior at Jericho Senior High School. Seeking to make a difference in the community, he stumbled upon The Ascent School for Autism and knew he had to help. Over the past 13 years, committee members, volunteers, and generous sponsors have continued to support this worthy cause. Through hard work and a contagious passion for helping others, the fundraiser has been a HUGE success.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to promote a greater awareness of autism. We are hoping that you, your family, and your friends will help us raise money for the specialized education necessary for these children suffering from Autism.
This year, we were extremely proud to celebrate crossing the $1.2 million mark!
We are excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this year's Alley Oop For Autism benefited the Family Center for Autism / Life's WORC Day Habilitation Program - helping individuals with special needs to cultivate life and employment skills.
About The Family Center for Autism:
Long Island’s first venue that provides a lifespan of services and programs to people with autism, a lifeline of support to families who love them—and a vital resource to the educators who teach them
Located in Garden City in a gleaming, 9,800-square-foot, four-story building, the Center is open seven days a week to both members and the general public
Offers a full range of therapeutic, educational, social, recreational and vocational services and programs for people with autism—and a wealth of support, informational, respite and social opportunities to their parents, siblings and other family members
Staffed by a team of dedicated, experienced professionals who share a deep commitment to providing individuals with autism — and the families who love them — the resources they need to live life to the fullest
And so the families fight the battle of Autism and worry their children's future. We have taken notice of their work not through their tears and pity, but through their inspirational example of making things possible.
We take great pride in continuing to build new platforms, where many can get involved, and where together, we can and will make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.
Please join us in our support of The Family Center. We ask you to open your heart to these families and help us in the fight against autism.
With your help,
we CAN make a difference!