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Long Island Will Be Rockin' for Autism with DDI

Written by Julie Grilli  |  03. February 2011

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), a leading service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island, is hosting its fourth annual Rockin' for Autism concert on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.. Mulcahy's Pub and Music Hall in Wantagh will once again be heating things up with Long Island's best rock-n-roll bands to benefit children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. "Rockin' for Autism is all about coming together as a community and helping those who cannot help themselves," said co-chair of the event Jim Cronin and a member of the DDI Foundation Board. "This event will be a wonderful way to share a great time while raising funds to help aid the much-needed services provided by DDI. It is heartwarming to have talented individuals enthusiastically lend themselves to help benefit the more than 1,500 adults and children who receive services daily through DDI's many programs. I encourage everyone to come out and take part in this special day with some great tunes, terrific prizes and good people." For a $25.00 donation guests will enjoy the sounds of live music with an all star lineup of legendary Long Island bands including Frontiers, One Step Ahead, The Michael Korb Band, The Good Envy and Soul (Dr. G's Wounded Warrior Band). Gift baskets auction, raffles, food, cash bar and more will be available for all attendees. Advanced ticket sales are available by calling 631-366-2978 or online at www.donatetoddi.org. DDI is a not-for-profit agency headquartered in Smithtown, NY, with more than 30 locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Serving nearly 1,000 children and adults with a diagnosis of an autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), DDI is the largest provider of services for individuals with Autism on Long Island. It provides educational, vocational, and residential programs, as well as medical and dental services for over 1,500 children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. DDI also operates family-centered preschool programs for both children with disabilities as well as typically developing students. DDI was founded in 1961 by a group of parents to address the special educational and therapeutic needs of their children with autism or other developmental disabilities. DDI is a member agency of the United Way of Long Island. For more information about DDI, visit www.ddiinfo.org.

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