Ways You Can Help

Government funding does not cover the actual costs of providing the comprehensive, individualized services for which NSSA is known. Your support helps NSSA to bridge that gap.


The cost of the high quality education, outreach, and support services NSSA provides to its students and families exceeds the level of funding provided by the New York State Education Department and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. There are many ways in which you can show your support for NSSA and its programs.


The following are offered for your consideration:


  •  NSSA hosts four annual fundraising events: a Dinner Dance, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Outing, and Wine Tasting & Auction. These events are tremendously popular and are open to the general public as well as our extended NSSA family. For further information regarding these events, please visit the Events section of our website.
  • NSSA has launched a Gift Card Program – providing you with a simple way to help NSSA at no cost to you. This program allows you to purchase gift cards through NSSA from local and national merchants who in-turn donate money back to NSSA every time you purchase gift cards. Orders are placed monthly. To be put on the mailing list call or email Tori at 631-462-0386 x136 or vardito@nssa.net. Your gift cards will be mailed to you. This program is open to friends, neighbors, and extended family members too! Please feel free to help us spread the word. Click Here to Download Order Form
  • You can easily help support NSSA right from your Facebook page with a personal Facebook Fundraiser. Start here or contact us at (631) 462-0386 and we will help get you started.
  • Help Support NSSA by Shopping thru Amazon Smile: Amazon offers a simple way to support your favorite charity each time you shop at no cost to you. Begin by visiting smile.amazon.com, then select Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism and start shopping. You will find the same prices and selection as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate o.5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to NSSA!
  • Target stores offer a Visa card with benefits for the school of your choice. 1% of your purchases at Target and one half percent of purchases made elsewhere can be donated to the Martin C. Barell School, if you so designate, when you apply for a Visa card at a Target store near you.
  • 1800Flowers.com When making a purchase through 1800Flowers.com you will automatically receive a 10% discount on your purchase and 4% of your purchase will be donated to NSSA, simply by using our assigned promotional code: NSSA. The promotional code can be used when placing an order via website or telephone (1-800-flowers) or at any local 1-800-Flowers. Simply give the promotional code: NSSA when placing your order. Please keep this program in mind when you are ordering flowers and gifts for your personal and business needs.
  • If your employer has a gift-matching program, please consider NSSA as a recipient. Gift matching effectively doubles the size of the contribution you make to us. Please notify NSSA if you have access to a gift matching program.
  • If you wish to commemorate an occasion or a loved one through a donation to NSSA, our office will send a memorial, tribute, or donation acknowledgement. Contact the NSSA office at 631-462-0386.
  • When making estate plans, consider designating NSSA as a beneficiary.

For more information, call Connie Grassle at (631) 462-0386 or email her at cgrassle@nssa.net