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2017 Elpida Gala Raises Funds to Support ISAND Services and Programs

TORONTO, ON (November 22, 2017)—The sold out 4th annual Elpida Autism Foundation Gala on Friday, November 3 raised more than $38,500 to support services and programs at Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND). This is the second year that ISAND has been a co-beneficiary of this special evening.

The Elpida Autism Foundation was established in 2014 by Themy and Paula Koutrakos,who were inspired by their son Matthew, diagnosed with autism at age 3. Their goal is to increase autism awareness and acceptance, support research, and contribute to services and programs that help young people living on the autism spectrum to live a fulfilled life. Since its creation the Foundation has raised more than $300,000.

“We are deeply grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that supported the gala this year,” said Themy. “We are proud to contribute to ISAND’s professional and integrated approach to care and their vital programs and services.”

“On behalf of the hundreds of families that receive services from ISAND each year,and our integrated team of professionals, I want to thank the Elpida Autism Foundation and its passionate volunteer committee for their wonderful support and their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of families living with autism,” said David Gray, ISAND Executive Director.

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