Family Center for Autism Featured in Newsday

Jan 26, 2023

The Family Center for Autism was recently featured in Newsday‘s “Explore LI” feature about recreational classes for kids on the autism spectrum.


At The Family Center for Autism, children, tweens and teens can participate in pro- grams including yoga, Zumba, music, cooking classes and more, says Tina Moreno, director of develop- ment. The center particularly has focused on the needs of high school students ages 14 to 18, Moreno says.

“We felt that was the black hole, they just fell through the cracks. They weren’t getting invited to parties, they weren’t going to hang out on a Friday night,” she says.

The center’s weekly Friday Night Social Scene from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a very popular offering, during which partici- pants do arts and crafts, play video games and make friends, says Lonnell Harrington, assistant director. For more information and pricing, which varies, call 516-355-9400 or visit

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For more information about the Family Center for Autism and its offerings, be sure to visit our Open House on Saturday, February 4.

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