Frankie fights for Autism Awareness

As you may (or may not) know, Frankie's cousin Tommy was diagnosed with Autism 2 years ago.  At that time, we have sought multiple supports and services to help him realize his potential. One surprising aspect we noticed during our journey is how ill prepared parents are once they receive a similar diagnosis. We have made addressing this issue our mission, by establishing the Foundation for Autism Collaboration and Empowerment (FACE).

The Foundation for Autism Collaboration and Empowerment (F.A.C.E.) strives to improve the lives of children, and their families, on the Autism Spectrum. This is achieved through spearheading initiatives designed to meet sensory and learning needs both in the classroom and at home.

It is our mission to assist parents of exceptional children by providing financial support for sensory related resources and access to advocates that specialize in helping families procure essential tools that will support their children.

Currently, F.A.C.E is collaborating with Summit ABA in providing a sensory friendly playground at their facility. In Lieu of gifts, Frankie would love for his friends and family to join him in building this playground and enriching the lives of so many extraordinary young
children. Your donation will go directly towards the construction of the playground. You will receive your choice of a shirt with every $25.00 donation.  Please indicate what shirt: option #1 (light blue) or option #2 (navy),  & size in the comments once your donation is made.  

*PLEASE – no gifts.  We are blessed to be given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many.


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    • $25 
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    • $100 
    • 40 mos
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Rosemarie Marsalla 
Kansas City, MO
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