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About Our Schools

The QSAC School for Students with Autism was founded in 1998 by Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), which was founded in 1978 to provide services for children and adults with autism, and their families, throughout New York City and Long Island. QSAC operates schools in the Bronx and Queens (Whitestone and Douglaston). We operate two preschools (Bronx and Douglaston) and two day schools (Whitestone and the Bronx).

Sept. 2, 2020: Important Announcement

Please be aware that transportation for our schools will most likely not start on September 8th as per the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). Therefore, please be prepared for fully remote instruction at the start of school on September 8, 2020. Parents that have chosen the hybrid model may drop-off and pick up their child on their in-person weeks until transportation starts. Parents must coordinate in advance with the school site director. Your child's temperature will be taken each morning before you can leave them at the school. 

All staff are still required to report to their school site on Thursday, September 3rd and 4th for mandatory staff development and will begin remote instruction on September 8, 2020 from their assigned school locations.

We will continue to provide updates regularly as we receive more information. 

Reopening Forums

QSAC plans to host the following public meeting with parents, staff, and other stakeholders to address and discuss potential concerns and/or outstanding questions regarding our schools reopening plan. Families can participate on any of the following dates with the exception of the staff on meeting on 8/21/20 at 12:30pm.

  • 8/18/20 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm — Completed

  • 8/19/20 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm — Completed

  • 8/21/20 from 10:30am-11:30am — Completed

An additional forum for staff only was held on 8/21/20 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
Please see the most current FAQs for families and staff using the buttons to the left/above.

Our Values

Mission-Oriented. Results-Driven. Collaborative. Passionate. We are QSAC.


QSAC School and Preschool in the Bronx

3200 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

Director: Susan Silvestri, Ph.D., BCBA-D, SAS, LBA

QSAC Early Childhood and Preschool Center (Queens)

245-37 60th Ave, Douglaston, NY 11362

Director: Joseph Traegler, M.S.Ed., SBL

QSAC School at Whitestone (Queens)

12-10 150th St, Whitestone, NY 11357

Director: Cynthia Martinez, M.S.Ed., M.S., BCBA, SBL

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Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

Email: info@qsac.com

Phone: 212-244-5560

253 West 35th Street, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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