isand-news-june17-2016

2016 Girls Night Out Event Raises $42,000 for ISAND

TORONTO, ON (June 17, 2016) —The 2016 Girls Night Out, an event organized in May by Action 4 Autism, raised $42,000 to support programs and services at Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND).

“As a parent of a child with autism, and a client and Board member of ISAND, I am deeply aware of the need to provide financial support to organizations that help families with autism,” said Jennifer Koffman, Action 4 Autism founder.“Girls Night Out is a fun way to raise much-needed resources for an organization whose positive impact I have experienced first-hand.”

Action 4 Autism is a Toronto-based charitable organization that provides financial support for local and national initiatives and services that promote inclusion and an improved quality of life for members of the autism community.

“Proceeds from Girls Night Out will enable ISAND to serve even more families,” said David Gray, ISAND Executive Director.“We are deeply grateful for the support of Action 4 Autism and Jennifer’s commitment to ensure families living with autism receive the help they need.”

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About the author

Bob Butella

Credentials: B . Commerce University of Guelph Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers) Other Pertinent training outside of your credential: Career Highlights: Founding Board member of Guelph Giants (Special Ice Hockey International) Founding Member of Facilitation Wellington Dufferin Co-Chair of the Developmental Services Human Resources Strategy Treasurer of Great Lakes Society Vice Chair of the Developmental Services (DSO) Network Co-Chair OASIS Pay equity Committee Years of Experience (in general) Over 30 years working in Developmental services Length of Time with ISAND: 3 months Position at ISAND: Executive Director Any areas of Specialization: Professional Accomplishments ( at least one): Taught in the DSW and DSW Apprenticeship Programs at Fanshawe, Conestoga and Sheridan Colleges What brought you to ISAND: The mission, the expertise of the clinicians, What do you really like about ISAND: The energy and enthusiasm of the ISAND team. Hearing stories from individuals and their families about how ISAND has helped them A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests Enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing.

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