Our Team

Danyte Reisinger

Autism Communities Operations & Communications Manager
Email: danyte@autismcommunities.org
Phone: (631) 213-1703

Danyte joined the Autism Communities’ team in January 2020. Danyte graduated from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a Master of Public Administration degree specializing in Management and Leadership. Danyte holds multiple sailing certifications and is a certified Adaptive Sailing Instructor. She has worked for various community nonprofit organizations working with high school students, veterans, at risk youth, and individuals with disabilities. Danyte is passionate about working in the nonprofit sector. She strives to expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities throughout her career, and hopes to open her own community sailing nonprofit in the future.

Barbara McNamara

AC Candidate & Resident Consultant
Email: barbara@autismcommunities.org

Barbara McNamara is the Executive Director and Broker of SMILE. She facilitates all  Person Centered Housing Planning (PCHP) for candidates of Autism Communities. She supports her own caseload of SD individuals as well as supports the entire SMILE team, mentoring the brokers. She acts as backup when situations arise. The LIDDRO has an ongoing relationship with Barbara to instruct the incoming brokers in the district at the yearly trainings. Barbara continually involves herself in the latest trainings across the state, ensuring the protection of the Self Determined Life for all SMILE families.

Maria Mauro

AC Candidate & Resident Consultant
Email: maria@autismcommunities.org

Maria works in the western Suffolk area as a SMILE broker. She facilitates all Person Centered Housing Planning (PCHP) for candidates of Autism Communities. She is dedicated and very involved in her circles. She brings her Special Ed background to support the SMILE team. She is a really out of the box thinker. Maria supports SMILE as they grow in the area of private consultation. Her years of experience and ability to creatively brainstorm situations makes her a great asset to SMILE’s partners.