Authentic Casting is the Best Casting

10.12.2017 The Indiana Repertory Company has made history by casting an actor who has Autism in the lead role of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a play based on the mystery novel in which the main character is a 15-year-old boy on the Autism Spectrum. The show has opened and they… Read More »

An Ever-Relevant Post

TAPA Mom, Samantha Sosnik, put up an annual post in May of 2016, during Williams Syndrome Awareness month. In the funny way that social media works, someone recently saw that post from more than a year ago, commented on it, and within minutes it had skyrocketed to 300 likes with dozens upon dozens of comments. Samantha’s message is… Read More »

Theresa Awards Dinner 2015

On Friday, May 1st supporters of the Theresa Foundation joined in raising awareness and funds for the Theresa’s of the world at the 21st Annual Theresa Awards. Guests were brought back in time to the Roaring Twenties when performers from Dance with Me USA showcased dances from that era. Although their act was a hard… Read More »

Susan Russo and 100 Women Who Care about Long Island

  In the fall of 2013, 100 Women Who Care about Long Island provided The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts with a scholarship for our Saturday Respite program.  The grant was used to give 10 students full scholarships to our Saturday Respite program, free of charge!  See the interview with all the details below:

Cheers to Susan and Vincent

A few weeks ago I was going through Theresa Foundation paper work from a few years ago and I stumbled upon this beautiful today written by a dear friend of Susan and Vincent’s.  I wanted to share it on this blog because as The Theresa Foundation and Theresa Academy grow, supporters don’t always get to… Read More »

Have a Heart

By: Lindsay Rogan   When Emily Gordon’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan, she decided to send holiday cards of love, support, and encouragement to her husband and others serving overseas.  With the help of some great friends from across the country, Emily’s call for letters to servicemen and women were answered with 10,000 + cards!… Read More »


By Jason Leib   From “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul”     When I was fifteen, I stood in front of my English class and read an essay I had written.  I talked about how excited all my friends were to be taking driver’s education and getting driver’s licenses.  I was jealous.  I knew… Read More »

Theresa Fun Day 2014

Saturday, January 18th was the annual Theresa Fun Day at Farmingdale Lanes. Over 149 friends and family came out to support The Theresa Foundation. Beautiful Farmingdale Lanes has 48 lanes and The Theresa Foundation proudly packed half of the bowling alley to capacity. The youngest bowlers were 18-months-old, proudly using their dinosaur ramps and bumpers, and students and volunteers from The… Read More »