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:

February 2021

  • NYCBF donated $5,000 towards mitigating COVID-19 response expenses

December 2020

  • Association for the Help of Autistic Persons donated $2,050 to purchase equipment for the Adult Services Program
  • Bike to the Beach donated $3,480 from proceeds of their 2020 event

September 2020

  • Champions for Charity made a $4,609.45 donation from proceeds of their December 2019 shopping event

August 2020

  • Yardi NonProfit Giving Group donated $20,000 in support to help offset COVID-19 related expenditures costs

January 2020

  • Dime Bank donated $1,000 from their Dime Gives Back campaign



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 Visitors’ Days in June, July or August.

To attend please call the NSSA office at (631) 462-0386.