Saundra Gumerove has been recognized countless times for her community service and achievements. She is a sought-after speaker on legal matters and special needs issues. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education programs for the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has also presented seminars for parents of children with disabilities for Nassau-AHRC, the Developmental Disabilities Institute, and Life’s WORC, where she is an advisor to its Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust.
The Town of Oyster Bay nominated Mrs. Gumerove “Woman of the Year.” She participated in the National Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, which resulted in a national agenda presented at a conference in Washington, D.D. She was the proud recipient of the EP Maxwell J. Schliefer Distinguished Service Award – Mets Spirit Award during Disability Awareness Night a Shea Stadium for her work on behalf of disabled Americans.
In 2010, Saundra received the Hodgson/Jacobs Law Award from NYSARC, Inc. That same year, she was named Touro Law School’s Public Interest Attorney of the Year and was inducted into the Jericho High School Hall of Fame for her work on behalf of people with disabilities. She was named a 2011 Best Advisor and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The New York Enterprise Report. In February of 2012, Saundra was invited by the Obama administration to attend a White House meeting, “Community Leaders Briefing” as part of the three-person delegation from NYSARC, Inc., of New York State and the only attendee from Long Island. She serves as the Chairperson of NYSARC’s Governmental Affairs Committee, and is also on the Board of Directors of Nassau AHRC.