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Matt Grogan

Board Member Matthew Grogan participates in a local art program through The Spirit of Huntington Art Center. His artwork was recently selected for ArtABILITY: an Inclusive Exhibition Celebrating Artists with Special Needs at the world-famous Agora Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s Arts District in New York City.

Year End

As we say goodbye to 2021 we would like to Thank You for your support of PCC!

Please remember PCC in your year end charitable giving. Without our generous supporters, we would not be able to offer the fun, supportive and inclusive initiatives and opportunties to connect in our community. 

Some ways that you can get involved:

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.

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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.