Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. Call for Volunteers
Long Island Autism Communities, Inc., a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing supportive integrated communities for adults with autism, has issued a call for volunteers. The young organization is at a critical stage in its development and is looking for individuals with a variety of skills to help it achieve its vital mission. Given the high incidence of autism on Long Island, the group is hopeful that individuals whose family have been impacted by autism or who have friends with family members on the spectrum, will be willing to devote some of their time to help Long Island Autism Communities reach its goal of developing supportive, integrated housing options across Long Island.
Among the tasks volunteers can assist with are: community relations, administrative projects, fundraising, events, research and marketing. Retirees are welcome and college students on summer break can earn community service credits while gaining valuable experience in nonprofit operations. Some volunteer assignments could be handled remotely. Volunteer hours are flexible. Assignments that must be performed in the office will take place at the organization’s Deer Park, NY headquarters. To volunteer or for more information, contact: Silvana LaFerlita Gullo, Executive Director at: Silvana@licommunity.org or call: 631-302-0095.
More About Long Island Autism Communities
Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2015. Its mission is to provide a place for adults with autism to live, work, socialize and thrive in a proactive, integrated community that meets the needs of each individual. This goal will be accomplished by building communities near vibrant villages or towns on Long Island that offer convenient access to hospitals and healthcare providers, potential employers, religious services, supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, other retailers, service providers and recreational facilities. Our goal is to help each individual to become fully-engaged and – become part of that community. The organization was founded by CJM Wealth Management CEO Charles Massimo, the father of triplets, a daughter and two sons both on the autism spectrum.
Massimo and his Board have identified ideal locations in Patchogue in close proximity to the village. It is exactly what the vision called for in giving the residents the best possible future into their adulthood. Plans are to have the first community completed on or about the summer of 2018. The three bedroom apartments, which will include space for two residents with autism and staff, will be designed to meet the sensory needs of individuals with autism.
For more information, to get involved or make a donation, visit: www.licommunity.org or call: 631.302.0095.