Long Island Autism Communities Hosts Benefit Featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Winner Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna Fame

The Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. is hosting its first major fundraiser, “An Intimate Evening with Jorma Kaukonen.”

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Jorma Kaukonen.

Photo by: Scotty Hall.

Deer Park, NY - March 7, 2017 - The Long Island Autism Communities, Inc., a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing supportive integrated communities for adults with autism, is hosting its first major fundraiser, “An Intimate Evening with Jorma Kaukonen.” The event will be held on Thursday, April 13th, 7 PM, at The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY. All proceeds from the event will benefit Long Island Autism Communities.

Jorma Kaukonen is an American music legend, highly-renowned for his interpretation of roots music, the blues, Americana and popular rock and roll. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy winner from his days with Jefferson Airplane, he currently tours the world, most often with bassist, Jack Casady, as Hot Tuna.

The Long Island Autism Communities benefit featuring Jorma will include his sharing of long-awaited stories and songs from his Hall of Fame career influencing American music and culture.

There will also be a live auction of several very distinctive gifts including a guitar and other musical items autographed by Jorma, and a weekend at his family’s renowned Fur Peace Ranch.

Additionally, the event will include a 50/50 pot and a special raffle for two general admission guests to meet with Jorma.

Corporate sponsorships are available. VIP tickets which include open bar, hors d’oeuvres and specialty buffet stations are $250. General admission tickets (cash bar) are $100. For sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, go to www.licommunity.org or call: Long Island Autism Communities Executive Director Terri Manzione, 631-302- 0095.

About Long Island Autism Communities, Inc.
Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. was formed in 2015 as a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to provide a place for adults with autism to live, work, socialize and thrive in a proactive, integrated community that meets the needs of each individual with person-centered planning and support. This goal will be accomplished by building communities of homes near vibrant villages or towns on Long Island that offer convenient access to hospitals and healthcare providers, potential employers, religious services, supermarkets, drugstores, restaurants, other retailers, service providers and recreational facilities. Our goal is to help each individual to become fully-engaged with the surrounding community, and encourage members of the local town or village to get to know our residents so that they can become part of that community.

The organization was founded by CJM Wealth Management CEO Charles Massimo, the father of triplets, a daughter and two sons both of who are on the autism spectrum. Massimo and his Board have identified ideal locations in Patchogue in close proximity to the village with easy access to transportation, a local hospital, healthcare providers, potential employers, supermarkets, banks, retailers, etc. and all of Patchogue’s thriving recreational and cultural offerings. It is exactly what the vision called for in giving the residents the best possible future into their adulthood.

Plans are to have the first community completed on or about 2018. The vision is for the first community to include residents with autism and some without a disability including a community director and caregivers. The homes would be designed with warm and inviting decors, while accommodating the special design needs of individuals with autism.

For more information, to get involved or make a donation, visit: www.licommunity.org or call: 631.302.0095.