iCapital Cook-off for Autism serves up fun for ISAND!

TORONTO, ON (May 10, 2019) —The second annual iCapital Cook-off for Autism, held April 26, chopped, sautéed, and grilled its way to raising close to $25,000 in support of ISAND services and programs! This result brings iCapital’s fundraising effort for autism to more than $130,000 over the past six years.

More than 100 people attended the sold-out event at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy in Toronto. Teams were challenged to prepare a variety of delicious dishes from countries across Europe.The top team won bragging rights and a trophy as the iCapital Cook-off winner.“What a wonderful way to come together for such an important cause,” said Domenic Sgambelluri, iCapitalPrincipal. “It was a fun evening, and we’re thankful for everyone who helped make it such a success.”

iCapital’s fundraising efforts are inspired by20-year-old Anthony Capobianco,an ISAND client and nephew of iCapital Principal Diane Capobianco.

“Our team at iCapital has witnessed first-hand how ISAND is supporting Anthony as he continues to mature,” notes Diane. “Anthony inspires us every day. He works hard with the ISAND team to gain a variety of life, social, and job readiness skills top repare for the next stage of life.”

ISAND relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations to help provide its comprehensive range of integrated and interdisciplinary services and programs.

“We’re deeply grateful for iCapital’s commitment to supporting families living with autism,” says David Gray, ISAND Executive Director. “Many thanks to iCapital,Hop Skip Marketing, the volunteer chefs, participants, and sponsors for helping to create such an entertaining and meaningful evening.”

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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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