Saladino, Johnson Announce Friday Evening Program for Children with Autism

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the registration period has begun for the Group Activities Program (GAP) offered on Friday evenings for children with autism. This program is offered to children and young adults between the ages of 5-20 years old, and runs October through May.


“This program provides a 2:1 ratio for children and encourages participants to engage in a structured, socialized program, and includes wonderful activities, entertainment, and monthly trips into the community,” stated Supervisor Saladino. “This program provides children a wonderful opportunity to form friendships that last a lifetime.”


The GAP Program, under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services, primarily offers group interaction in a well-supervised and comfortable setting. The program meets every Friday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m., at one of the following locations:

  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Center- 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park- 451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758


To register your child or obtain additional information pertaining to GAP programs, please contact Program Director Mary E. Hurst at (516) 797-7948 or visit the Town’s website,


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