North Shore Autism Circle was inspired by a group of parents on the North Shore of Long Island who were seeking outside activities for their children with Autism spectrum disorders . These children and young adults work so hard during the school day but yearn for social activities and life skills opportunities outside of their academic settings.
As we celebrate our ten year anniversary as a non -profit organization we reflect on how proud we are to be able to provide much needed grants to many programs and agencies that provide peer mentoring, life skills, vocational skills and sports and recreation programs to the autism community.
Shortage of state funding and budget cuts prevent many of the programs out there to exist without the help from non-profits like North Shore Autism Circle. Besides funding programs, it is part of our mission statement to help defray the costs of attending these programs for the families of the children with autism . We provide financial scholarships and fund grants to keep enrollment fees affordable to the families.
We have an incredible board of directors who bring experience and knowledge to the table and help in vital decision making as it relates to what is needed for this growing autism population.
We are grateful to our supporters who not only donate to our cause but who are actively involved in our two major fundraisers The Woodbury Ball for Autism- Jennifer Polansky and Woodbury Magazine and Holes for Hope - Friends helping Friends , our annual Golf, Tennis and Games Event.
We look forward to a prosperous and successful 2016. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children with Autism.
North Shore Autism Circle
Meet the Board
Amy Greenberg, President
Amy Greenberg is the mother of a 14 year old daughter with Autism. Amy has been working on Wall Street for the past 22 years. Amy is a Vice President of Investments at Henley and Company specializing in small company stocks. She also is a franchise owner of a Cold Stone Creamery. Amy has her BA in Communications from SUNY Albany. Amy is actively involved in many Autism causes and is also the Co-Chair of Fundraising for the Harbor Hill Elementary School in Roslyn. She resides in Roslyn with her husband and two children.
Lori Hason, Treasurer
Michele Chayet-Alberg, Secretary
Michele Chayet-Albeg lives in East Hills with her husband Ron and their 3 children Azaria, Daniel and Jonah. She has a BA in Marketing and has worked in sales and product development in the women's fashion footwear industry. Currently she and her husband own four retail shoe and accessory stores called "Preen".
Michele serves as Secretary on the board of North Shore Autism Circle , is a member of Roslyn SEPTA and serves on the PTO committee for special education in the East Williston School District. She is a Life Member of Hadassah and has been recognized for her outstanding involvement in community service.
Cindy Marks, Member-at-Large
Cindy Marks-Wittels is the mother of a 10 year old boy afflicted with Autism. Prior to the diagnosis of her son Ms Marks-Wittels was a Vice President of Institutional Sales at Barclays Capital and held similar positions at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup over a  year career on Wall Street. Ms. Marks-Wittels is a graduate of Newcomb College at Tulane University. She is very active in fundraising for various organizations related to fighting Autism. She lives with her husband and two children in Sands Point, NY.