Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Organization for Autism Research. For the past 13 years, he has been employed at the Eden II Programs for Autistic Children and currently holds the title of Assistant to the Director. As a father of a 22-year-old son with Autism, his involvement in autism research has been extensive. His various works with children on the spectrum include vocational as well as group home management. Additionally, he has been recognized for his charitable work with organizations such as Nassau-Suffolk CYO, CCCD, Eden II Programs, Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism, and the Knights of Columbus. Most recently, he assisted in the establishment of the Autism Center of Alaska.

Bill graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He worked for 20 years in the NYC Police Dept. and retired as a detective in the Brooklyn North Gang Squad. Additionally, he was a first responder to the 9/11 attacks of the World Trade Center.

Bill currently resides in Hicksville, NY with his wife Anne Marie and their four children. His eldest child Alex attends the Martin Barell Program for Autism, his daughter Brianna is a Psychology major at Muhlenberg College, his stepson Lorenzo will be entering the US Army, and his stepdaughter Alexandra at age ten attends grammar school and is an aspiring dancer.

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Bill Donlon

Assistant to the Director, Eden II Programs
St. Joseph’s College, NY, B.A. Political Science

OAR Board member since 2005, President Board of Directors
Connecticut Center for Child Development, Knights of Columbus, CYO, FOP
Hicksville, NY

“All my experiences working with OAR have all been memorable. Working on the scholarship committee has been the most rewarding for me.” 
Bill Donlon