Join and Support the LearningSpring Family Tree

LearningSpring School is a New York State approved non-public school for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. So why do we fundraise?

LSS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and we receive funding from the New York State Department of Education. These funds do not cover 100% of the costs to educate our students, resulting in a large gap between the public funding received and the actual operating costs of the school. Some of the expenses that are not covered by funding include our social skills, technology,  arts enrichment, staff development and parent education programs.

Our fundraising efforts through annual events and campaigns help fill that gap, allowing us to provide our students with the excellent education they deserve. Funds for LearningSpring School are raised through an annual fund drive, special events and campaigns and appeals to grantmakers.

The LSS fundraising goal is two-fold. We must keep our school going for our students and increase public awareness. The diagnosis rate is high. As studies have shown, with early intervention and the proper schooling, our children can be productive members of society. Without schools like LearningSpring, they are destined to become another statistic.

It is only with the generosity of families and friends and people like you that LearningSpring continues to develop and support our students. So, please consider the most important reason to donate: the 108 students who will be able to thrive and reach both their academic and social potentials due to your support. Your contribution enables LSS to serve as a place for children on the autism spectrum to learn, to grow and to belong.

Please be a supportive branch in our family tree.




For further information, please contact:

Director of Development, Melissa Millay at 212-239-4926 or via email at   or

Development Coordinator, Cara Flynn at 212-239-4926 or

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