To celebrate champions of children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, Family Initiative is hosting its annual Autism Acceptance Awards Gala on Saturday, April 30 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. Held at the culmination of Autism Acceptance Month, the gala features a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by a plated dinner, live auction and awards presentation.
Through compassion and innovation, Florida-based Family Initiative provides social skills programs, clinical services and community education for children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, as well as those in the child welfare system. Family Initiative offers a family-centered approach to caring for children and families that includes evidence-based therapies, innovative programs, practical training and compassionate support. Funds raised during the gala enable Family Initiative to expand services and help additional families throughout Florida.
“Currently, we have more than 100 children on our waitlist to receive the highest quality care from our big-hearted, highly skilled and credentialed team of professionals who are dedicated and motivated to promote their growth and ensure they thrive,” said David Brown, co-founder and president of Family Initiative. “It’s our hope that through the generosity of our sponsors and attendees, this year’s gala will support Family Initiative in expanding our services to meet the growing needs of the families we serve. Additionally, we look forward to recognizing and celebrating the people and organizations who work tirelessly alongside Family Initiative to make life better for the children and families we serve.”
For tickets, sponsorships or to nominate a person or company for their work in championing children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, visit fi-florida.org/autism-acceptance-awards/.
About Family Initiative
Established in 2015, Family Initiative, Inc. is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to supporting children with autism and strengthening their families. Its team of clinicians serves children from compassionate, personalized approach through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services, and offers autism play groups, teen meetings, parent education, community conversations and more. In addition, the organization provides child welfare caregiver training and support through its Family Impact Program. Visit fi-florida.org or find Family Initiative on Facebook and Instagram at @FamilyInitiative and on Twitter at @FI_Inc.