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News Worthy

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

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

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 Board President, Al Eskanazy, inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame. 

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

Steven Kaplan Memorial Foundation grants 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. 

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

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

ITA Foundation grants Ascent  $25,000 

Ascent is one of three recipients of proceeds raised by the Engineers Country Club Foundation.

Ascent is a recipient of proceeds raised by The Sportsmen For Charity Foundation Clay Shooting Event.

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

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

Van Ameringen Foundation grants Ascent $35,000 

Exceptional Parent Magazine reports on Ascent 

CIBC grants Ascent Miracle Day funds totaling $5,521 

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

Long Island Business News Reports on Ascent 

Ascent School in ADVANCE Magazine (a professional publication for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists 

ITA Foundation awards Ascent $20,892 

Newsday reports on Ascent Open House 

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 

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 

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 

County Supervisor Steve Bellone recognizes Ascent with County Citation 

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.

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