"He who saves a single life, it is as though he has saved the entire world."- Talmud 

News & Announcements

Ascent's Mansion Ride for Autism is named TOP 35 in the COUNTRY,  Largest and Most Interesting Charity Rides by Bicycling Magazine June 2009

Jericho High School lead by Justin Resnick, Raises Autism Awareness and over $100K for Ascent with Alley Oop for Autism Basketball Tournament, April 21, 2007. Ascent Salutes Jericho High School Staff, Students and the Resnick Family for their amazing efforts...View News Clip

April 2007, Sean, Ryan & Kyle Haber-Co-Founders & Co-Chairmen of the Ascent Youth Alliance to Battle Autism report that the AYABA Autism Awareness Spring Raffle exceeded original expectations. The sense of volunteerism, community and passion to help others displayed by all of the AYABA's student volunteers was both heart warming and exemplary! Nearly 80 student volunteers signed up to form almost 50 "teams", and raised over $65,000 in gross proceeds. Ascent Salutes the Haber Family and everyone involved.

Ascent's Short Film, Getting My Child Back: Fighting Autism, which premiered at the Hope on the Horizon Dinner Dance on 2/3/06, has been chosen for the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (May 4th to May 11th, 2006) Click here for more info, Poster or See Video Trailer

February '06 Ascent's Hope on the Horizon Annual Dinner Dance is a success with over 500 people in attendance.

February '06 Ascent Board President Al Eskanazy inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame.

The van Ameringen Foundation approves a $35,000 grant for Ascent Respite Program, helping families through the holiday and summer season.

The Steven Kaplan Memorial Foundation granted the Ascent Funding Organization $35,000 in year 2003 for the purpose of educating children with autism. Prior years of support were granted in the amounts of $25,000 in year 2002, $20,000 in year 2001 and $5,000 in year 2000, also for the purpose of educating children with autism.

August, 04 Ascent School makes history by working with the Massapequa School District to replicate an Ascent program within that school district setting.

'04, Ascent's Executive Director, Dr. Nancy Shamow is awarded with Ellis Island Medal of Honor for her contributions in the field of Autism.

January, 04 ITA Foundation approves second grant $25,000

January, 04 Ascent is one of three recipients of proceeds raised by the Engineers Country Club through its Engineers Foundation Weekend held in August 2003 (estimated $20,000 award)

January, 04 Ascent is a recipient of proceeds raised by The Sportsmen For Charity Foundation through its unique Clay Shooting Event held in October 2003 (estimated $10,000 award)

June, 03 Ascent nets over $70,000 through the innovative, all volunteer run Mansion Ride cycling Event

May, 03 Nassau County Bar Association's, We Care Fund Supports Ascent

April, 03 Van Ameringen Foundation grants Ascent $35,000

April, 03 Exceptional Parent Magazine reports on Ascent

March. 03-CIBC grants Ascent Miracle Day funds totaling $5,521

February,03-Teammates For Kids/Garth Brooks Foundation Awards Ascent Grant of $25,000

January,03-Long Island Business News Reports on Ascent

January,03-Ascent School in ADVANCE Magazine (a professional publication for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

January,03-ITA Foundation awards Ascent $20,892

December,02-Newsday reports on Ascent Open House

December,02-The Thompson Media Group and the Bond Buyer Publication honor Ascent at their Deal of the Year ceremony awarding Ascent $10,000--Former Islander John Tonelli accepts on behalf of Ascent

November,02-Torch Foundation awards Ascent $100,000

Ascent's New Playground built in one day thanks to the CNA Insurance Foundation, Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. and The United Way-WB/NY 11 TV & NY Times Report New York Times and Newsday Report on Ascent

Stonybrook's Cody Center Links with Ascent Model School

Union Local 7 members volunteer in record numbers to build Ascent-Channel 12 & local papers Report
New Union Local 355-Long Island Mechanical Contractors Association donate all Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Sprinkler Systems to Ascent

December,02 Kids Foundation for Developmental Disabilities recognizes Ascent Volunteer builder Ritchie Longo through 1010 WINS Radio "Hometown Hero"
Consortium of local businesses supply Ascent with building materials

Computer Associates grants Ascent $15,000

Senator Owen Johnson visits Ascent

August 8, 2002 County Supervisor Steve Bellone recognizes Ascent with County Citation

December 22, 2002 Midship awards Ascent Holiday Giving

Long Island Insurance Community Grant Ascent $15,000

Ascent Would like to thank: The Steven Kaplan Foundation, Morstan Agency, The Torch Foundation, The Seaman Family Foundation, The Ascent Staff, Kessler Family Foundation, The Witkoff Group, Max Foundation, The Ascent Staff