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NNY Autism Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: To educate parents, teachers, therapists, and health car provider's on the relationship between environmental, genetic, and other factors and how they contribute to the development of autism. To support research that contributes to the further understanding of the causes of autism. To support local efforts in any programs and projects that improve the lives of adults and children with autism. To support local children in obtaining medical treatment for autism.

Target demographics: those coping with autism

Geographic areas served: Northern New York

Programs: workshops about advancements in the understanding of autism, support for the local sheltered workshop that provides employment opportunities for the disabled, and educational events in the local community.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Foundation for over ten years and I know that they have given a lot of autistic children free health care. They also ran a free social programs for years after school. The Foundation raises money so that kids can get services that parents can afford, or free if the parents can't afford anything. I have watched some of the kids who live here get much better. Some seem pretty normal after treatment. It seems to me that the Foundation is doing a great job.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NNY office was very flexible with their time (we were lost in the town and missed our appointment time). The doctor that covers the office is very approachable and willing to answer any questions asked about the services and treatments recommended. I could tell each child's situation gets an individualized personal treatment. The Doctor and his staff really observe what the lab tests say and listen to when a parent gives honest helpful feedback. They are really wanting to help find a cure for Autism.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am afraid of where we would be today without the wonderful people of the NNY Autism Foundation. Not only did these people know what they were doing for a medical treatment for children, they go out of their way to answer questions, and just be there for me when I was having a tough time. Today my child is doing so well and I know there is no way this could have happened without them!

The people working in this office take low pay or barely any pay at all in order to help other families get help for their children. The director fundraises regularly to support the Foundation and educate families and healthcare professionals in the area about Autism as a Disease Process and does this with the help of the Foundation. The NNY Autism Foundation not only strives to help families one at a time, but also aims to change the way Autism is perceived and treated by educating legislators, healthcare professionals, and parents about the medical problems at the root of this disabling disease.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The director of this clinic is beyond rude. In addition, I've never heard of a penny from them actually "helping children" as she claims. I've been told by employees and former patients that the "non-profit"/fundraiser money brought in just pays her rent to keep her "office" open and they barely have a handful of patients anymore because she offended them all with her negative attitude and lies- not to mention they don't even have a legitimate full-time physician. Community feedback based on experience is not at all positive regarding this establishment. Members of the local chamber of commerce have had experience with the "board" and director of the foundation and will tell anyone that wants to know that the clinic is not properly bound with any actual medical establishment, nor does it even have an actual DOCTOR working there...this means the liability issues are numerous.

Review from Guidestar