The Young Autism Program Charitable Foundation (YAPCF) is dedicated to enhancing the education of the students and
supporting awareness and research into Autism spectrum disorders.
Our eductaional goal is primarily to bridge the state funding to provide a 1:1 student to teacher ratio, which has been
shown to be the most effective way to teach children with autism. The foundation also provides additional supplies and
materials for the Medford and Ronkonkoma campuses.
YAPCF is driven by parents and friends of the program and supports over 120 students today.
utism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of
life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects functioning of the brain,
autism and its associated behaviors occur in approximately 1 of every 500 individuals.
Autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries.
Family income, lifestyle or education levels do not affect the chance of occurrence.
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