Meet Isabelle McCann

Meet Izzy McCann, a 16-year-old volunteer from our Washington, DC program. Izzy started volunteering when she was 14 years old and has enjoyed her time on court ever since.   “I really wanted them to have fun but fun looks a lot different for each child so learning what that was, was very important,” she…

Meet Graham Thompson

Meet Graham Thompson, a 9-year-old athlete from our Houston – The Forest Club program in Texas.    “He has a hard time following directions, but the structure of the program allows freedom for him,” his mother, Stacey Thomspon, explained. “He is a rigid thinker so this works great because they meet him where he is…

Meet Claire Desbans

Meet Claire Desbans, one of our Program Directors for our Evanston, IL, program. A junior at Northwestern University, Claire has always loved working with kids, which is why she started volunteering with ACEing Autism back in high school in Newport Beach, CA. “My goal is to go to medical school, I’m not sure what type…

Meet Ken Kubisch

Meet Ken Kubisch, a 78-year-old volunteer from our Redding, CA program. A soft-spoken former civil engineer, Ken has been involved in sports his whole life. “Because of my experience with youth sports, especially with baseball, it helps me see when volunteers might need help when they teach,” Ken explained. Back when his children were growing…

Meet Amit and Ella Shroff

We are thrilled to showcase the incredible efforts of our two amazing volunteers, Amit and Ella Shroff, from the South Orange, New Jersey program. For the second year in a row, they organized a successful tennis tournament fundraiser in benefit of ACEing Autism.   Amit and Ella’s passion for making a difference shines through in…

Meet Kathy Connelly

Meet Kathy Connelly, our Program Director from Buffalo, NY. In just a few short months, the cheerful leader has already made her mark within ACEing Autism. “It’s almost like a calling,” she revealed. “The Village Glen Tennis Club has been so supportive, we have the time and talent, so it was meant to be.” After…