It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of QSAC's founders, Esther Greenberg. As a parent and advocate, Esther was steadfast in her commitment to the autism community. She served on the Board of the Queens Chapter of the Autism Society of America and it was her deep passion and concern as a parent that led Esther to join other parents in the founding of QSAC in 1978. Faced with difficulty in finding services for their children, QSAC's founders came together to start an organization that would be committed to providing services and support for all people with autism and their families.
While QSAC started as a small summer program, the vision of Esther and our other founders has grown to an organization that serves more than 2,700 children and adults with autism each year.
Esther's legacy continues to live on through the lives she has forever impacted as a founder of QSAC. It was a great comfort to Esther to know that her son was happy in his QSAC residence and day habilitation program and doing well.
As we reflect on her many contributions of time, talent, and treasure over the past 40+ years, we remain tremendously grateful for the commitment and leadership that she brought to QSAC.