Organization for Autism Research
OAR was founded by parents and grandparents of children with autism. The organization provides resources to help families, teachers, and clinicians. OAR also consists of a team of medical professionals to guide their research. Two scholarships are offered annually to students with autism through the OAR. Local run/walk events are used to raise funds for their scholarships, research grants and support to those affected by Autism.
Founded in 1974, Living Resources provides services and offers programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), brain injury survivors and those affected by impairments as a result of aging, illness or injury, with the goal of helping them live their lives as productive members of their communities.
LI2DAY (Long Island Today) funds programs which assist Long Islanders struggling with breast cancer. Since its beginning over thirteen years ago, LI2DAY has provided assistance to over 157,000 Long Islanders and awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to high school students. $294,800 has been given for cancer research from LI2DAY. LI2DAY organizes programs for age-specific populations and specific multicultural and socioeconomic groups. Counsel services are also provided for children and teens dealing with the effects of a parent or guardian having cancer.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Founded in 1967, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life and finding a cure for those affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. They are “collaborating with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patient-centric education and advocacy programs.”
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is the national branch of The Red Cross, a worldwide organization. The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization which assists in times of emergency, provides disaster relief and education in the United States. The American Red Cross is also well known for hosting blood drives to support those affected by disasters.
Autism Speaks® advocates and provides support for those with autism as well as their families. Their goal is to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder. They help to advance research on the causes of the disorder and for better intervention for patients. Autism Speaks® wishes to complete certain goals within ten years including diagnosis before age two and better treatment options. Autism Speaks works at the local, state and national level.
The Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association® is the foremost voluntary health organization for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association works from the community to national level providing care and support for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The organization organizes walks to fund and further research. They provide online tools for those suffering from or caring for a patient of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association also hosts support groups and educational sessions.