Beat Autism Now runs an annual fundraiser, Ante Up for Autism, which is a poker tournament in Las Vegas. The proceeds go to five different autism-related charities. Founder of Beat Autism Now Doug Krinsky said he and his wife are making the donation to N.A.A.S.E.O. because it’s their goal to help as many families who are connected to Autism as possible .
“We have a 20-year-old son who has autism. He’s a great boy, has come a long way, but we realize during our path and our journey that the families need a lot of help. So, we are very fortunate that we can do the fundraiser every year,” said Krinsky.
President of N.A.A.S.E.O. Shannon Coconis said any amount of money donated makes a difference. She said the money donated helps fund their three different grants for families impacted by autism.
‘Those grants go directly to the families and to the kids to help them to heal and possibly recover from Autism,” said Coconis.
For more information or to apply as an autism family visit their website at naaseo.org.