SASI
SASI ribbon cutting at new office in Ronkonkoma. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Specialized Autism Support & Information (SASI) held a ribbon cutting for its new office in Ronkonkoma on Saturday, March 20. The event marked the expansion of SASI’s programs and resources to enrich the lives of children and families affected by autism.

“The larger space underscores the demand for expanded resources at a centralized location,” said Priscilla Area, founder and executive director of SASI. “Our mission is to increase the breadth and depth of programs and services for parents, siblings, and individuals on the autism spectrum that benefit them in gaining independence and confidence.”

Attendees at the ribbon cutting met the new executive board and advisory panel and learned about SASI’s plans for upcoming programs and fundraisers. Visitors also received a free raffle for a door prize and enjoyed light refreshments.

Donor sponsorships for a Leaf of Love on SASI’s Giving Tree are available, where the sponsor’s name will be inscribed on a brass leaf inside the new office.

For more information, call 631-676-SASI, email SASIGroupInfo@gmail.com or join the SASI Facebook group, SASI Specialized Autism Support & Information.

-Specialized Autism Support & Information (SASI)

Priscilla Arena, executive director of SASI. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Priscilla Arena, James Manicone & Autumn Behm. (Photo by Ed Shin)
SASI ribbon cutting at new office in Ronkonkoma. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Edward Jarvis. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Christina Lentini, owner of State Farm Christina Lentini Rocky Point. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Priscilla and her children cutting the cake for the new office. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(L) Christina Lentini & SASI Board Members. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Krupa Lauricella, Marlene Johnston & Francisco Cunha. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Priscilla Arena & her son John. (Photo by Ed Shin)
NY State Senator Mario Mattera, Priscilla Arena & Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Priscilla Arena & Assemblyman Doug Smith. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Kevin Hyms, President of the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Mary Kate Mullen, Town of Islip Councilwoman & NY State Senator Alexis Weik. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Cake for new SASI office. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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