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Looking for a great event for a person with autism—or your family? Find it at The Family Center for Autism.

BCBA/LBA Recruitment Event

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for talented professionals to join our team of Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analysts. Full-time and hourly positions are available.

Join us for an exclusive informational event and bring a BCBA/LBA friend to have your name entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

Wednesday, June 27
11:30-1:30 p.m.

The Family Center for Autism
1517 Franklin Avenue, Garden City

Lunch will be provided, free resources and more!

Special Guest
Adam Klipper, Executive Director of the Long Island Chapter of Autism Speaks will join us to speak about the local autism community.

RSVP to Kristen Schreck-Many by June 20.

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Teen & Young Adult Dance – June 9

Let’s celebrate summer with a dance party!

Dance the night away with your friends at the hottest dance spot in Garden City, Club FCA!  We’ll be rocking it out, beach party style.  We will provide snacks, drinks, and music as long as you provide the dance moves!

Saturday, June 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages 14 & up

Members: $5
Guests: $10

Space is limited, so call 516.355.9400 to reserve your spot today! Please register no later than Thursday, June 7.


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Here’s to the Dads!

It’s all about the Dads at this fun-filled family event!

Saturday, June 16
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family for fun activities like board games, Sensory Gym play time, sports and more! Additional details to follow.

Members: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00

Call 516.355.9400 to register by June 13! 

Note: This is a Family Event, not a drop-off. Thank you!

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Family Movie Night – Peter Rabbit – June 30

Celebrate the end of the school year with a night out to see Peter Rabbit! Seating will be available but feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to get comfy on the floor. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

Peter Rabbit
Saturday, June 30
6:00 p.m.

Members: Free!
Non-Members: $5

This is a family event and NOT a drop off program.

Space is limited: Contact us at (516) 355-9400 to register by Thursday, June 28!

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Planning Ahead – Financial security for your loved one with special needs.

As a parent or caregiver, you know well the ins and outs of supporting a child or loved one with special needs – including the expense of providing and maintaining the services and supports they rely on.

But what happens when you are no longer here? By having a solid financial plan in place, you can be comforted, knowing that your child or loved one will be cared and provided for well into the future.


We invite you to a special seminar to address these concerns and help you plan for the future.

Thursday, May 3
6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Family Center for Autism
1517 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530


Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • Establishing Trusts
  • Trust and Trustee Options Provided by Life’s WORC Trust Services
  • Insurance Options to Fund Trusts


Presenters include:

  • Marianne A. Simoni, Esq., Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C.
  • Andrew Levey, Forest Hills Financial Group
  • Paulette Elbers, Life’s WORC Trust Services


Light Refreshments will be provided.

Activities will be available for children, provided by the FCA staff, so they can enjoy the evening as well.


Please RSVP by April 18 to Pamela Linnemann at


About Our Presenters:

Marianne A. Simoni, Esq.

Associate Attorney – Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen, P.C.

Ms. Simoni’s practice is primarily focused on representing families and individuals in the areas of Guardianship and Elder Law, Estate Administration and Estate Planning.  Ms. Simoni strives to ensure that her clients’ goals are achieved and that their interests are protected.


Andrew Levey

Andrew Levey is a 25 year veteran of the financial services world, and a Financial Representative with Forest Hills Financial Group. He is also the proud uncle of a niece and nephew with special needs. His firsthand experience has enabled him to understand fully the importance of planning for their future.


Paulette Elbers

Ms. Elbers is the Trust Administrator at Life’s WORC Trust Services, a role she has held since 2011. As Trust Administrator she oversees the creation and management of special needs and pooled trusts to ensure that our beneficiaries’ needs are met, and their expectations exceeded. Paulette was instrumental in developing the Life’s WORC Trust Program in 2007, now a multimillion dollar program supporting several hundred participants statewide.


Space is limited! Be sure to reserve your spot today.


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Microsoft Brings Special Programs to the FCA!

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, our friends from the Microsoft Store at Roosevelt Field Mall are bringing two special programs to The Family Center of Autism. These programs are FREE OF CHARGE for FCA members!


Minecraft Hour of Code
Saturday, April 21
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 6-12

Participants will explore a Minecraft world through coding! Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through a Minecraft world. Microsoft staff will utilize kid-friendly programming to demonstrate how creativity and problem solving come together.


Shoot, Edit & Share with PicsArt for Teens
Saturday, April 28
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 12-18

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use PicsArt, an interactive editing, collage and drawing app that is available on Windows 10 devices. The app features photo-editing tools, a collage maker and a camera. Microsoft staff will be on-hand to teach the many ways to transform photos into works of art with just the tip of their finger!


SPACE IS LIMITED! Call 516.355.9400 to register today!



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