To supplement the funds raised through NSSA’s special events, the Development Office works to secure funding from foundations, corporations, businesses, and government offices on an on-going basis.

The Development Office is proud to announce the receipt of the following grants and donations:

January 2018

  • Dime Community Bank donated $1,000 from #DimeGivesBack fundraiser proceeds

December 2017

  • Bike to the Beach donated $10,428.80 from proceeds of its 2017 NY Ride

November 2017

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities granted $12,500

October 2017

  • The Jack Fanning Memorial Foundation, Angels for Autism, pledged a grant of $8,000 for the enhancement of NSSA’s Adult Services Program
  • The A Team of Grand Avenue Middle School, Bellmore, donated an additional $422 from this year’s bake sale
  • Nassau County AHRC Foundation, Inc., granted $1,000 to NSSA for people with developmental disabilities in Nassau County

June 2017

April 2017

  • A Team of Grand Avenue Middle School, Bellmore, donated $1026.00 from bake sale proceeds
  • Barnes & Noble, East Northport, donated $613.32 from proceeds of a Book Fair with Commack School District



The next Visitor’s Day will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:30am. Please call (631) 462-0386 to register.

Upcoming Visitors Day dates:

  • June 13, 2018

Since its inception the Martin C. Barell School has conducted Visitors’ Days one day each month. This has afforded family members, teachers, and other interested professionals an opportunity to learn more about the school and its philosophy. On each visit an overview of the agency, its programs, and the Martin C. Barell School is given. The organization of classrooms, ABA model, as well as the model used for speech consultation are discussed in detail. Visitors are given an explanation of the individualized motivational and reinforcement systems as well as the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Each visit includes a tour of The Martin C. Barell School. At the end of the tour the main points of the visit are reviewed and a question and answer forum is provided. Visitors Days are generally scheduled on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. We do not hold Visitor’s Days in July or August. To attend please call the NSSA office at 631-462-0386.