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Thanks to Cooper Productions for helping to create this video talking about the work of the Foundation and how individuals and families are affected. 

The Positive Community Connections would like to give a big shout out to our friends at Full Spec Productions. 

PCC was invited to be part of their “Putting You on the Spot” podcast to discuss our upcoming Care-In Across America music event and all the important work we do.

If you love music and the self-directed population this is the podcast for you! Take a minute and check it out. You can find the link to the full video by visiting 

James O'Connor, Andrew Garbarino, Doug Smith

Matt and Shelley manning the PCC table , 4/22/21 at Bohemia fire department , with Ruth-Ann Hartney our Executive Director.

Thank you to Town of Islip Councilman James O'Connor for the invitation to participate at this wonderful event. We were so glad to meet with our communtiy at the Long Island Community Autism Celebration! Glad to spread the word about the great opportunities to get involved with the Positive Community Connections. 

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November 3, 2020 is Election Day

Exercise your right to vote! 

Election Day resources:

NYS Board of Elections

Nassau County Board of Elections

Suffolk County Board of Elections

To all our PCC participants, your families , staff, friends and our supporters, 

How are you managing? We realize that the last few months have been a difficult time for everyone. We have been here for you every step of the way by switching all our initiatives to a virtual platform. We also assembled a long list of resources to help you meet your needs in your community during this pandemic. You can access these resources on our website.

PCC was recently featured on The People's Podcast hosted by Paul Scancarelli (aka Paul Vibes)!

Hear Sharin, Courtney, Michael and Lauren tell the listeners about the Foundation, our great initiatives, and ways to get involved.

South Bay Neighbor

Here we are in the South Bay Neighbor! Read the article that features our friend Erin D. as she shares her experience leading a self-directed life. 

Shawn Nitz

The Self-Determined community lost Shawn Nitz, who passed away on June 11, 2017.

He is survived by Athena Nitz-Lightcap. His joy in life created family members and connection wherever he went. His closest family consists of Lorraine Kinsley and her children, Michael and Kelly.

Shawn’s life served as an example and inspiration to all those that were graced to have known him.