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Deductible Charitable Contributions

Donate To Ascent

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Ascent is committed to providing science-based education and treatment to children with autism. We are dedicated to helping children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities live a life of purpose and fulfillment.  Our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care and services is made possible because of the generous support from families and friends.  


Throughout the year, funds are raised through a variety of initiatives including special events, major donor gift opportunities, the capital campaign, grants from corporations, foundations and certain governmental agencies, as well as donations from individual supporters.


The funds that are raised are used to bring state of the art equipment to our programs that promote innovative learning, enhance safety, and strengthen supports and services for the students at Ascent.


Tax deductible monetary donations are contributions of money or goods that can reduce your taxable income.  In order to qualify as a tax deduction, the donation cannot exceed 60% of the individual’s adjusted gross income (AGI).   

Checks Can Be Mailed To

Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism
819 Grand Boulevard,
Deer Park, NY 11729
Att: Rita Ramistella
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  • From what regions does Ascent accept students?
    Ascent enrolls students from both Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island in New York.
  • How old are the students at Ascent?
    Students at Ascent are ages 5 to 21 years. With an enrollment cap of 24 students, there is currently one intermediate-aged classroom, a middle-school classroom, and two secondary-school aged classrooms.
  • What do I need to apply for the program?
    If you are interested in applying to Ascent, please contact your school district representative or case manager and inform them of your interest.
  • Does Ascent require Tuition?
    Ascent does not charge families tuition. As a state-approved private school, the tuition is paid by the student’s home school district.
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