Meet Corbin Darling

Meet Corbin Darling, a volunteer from our Pittsburgh program. “I’m very passionate about advocacy, especially for autism so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity,” the father of two explained. On top of being an avid tennis player, Corbin also mentions that he has a connection with autism as he has family members on the spectrum.…

Meet Rhys Travis

Meet Rhys Travis, a 7-year-old athlete from our Lexington, KY program. “He usually has a hard time transitioning so I was worried about transitioning to tennis on weekends but it’s been the most amazing thing, he never complains!” the mother of two tells us. “When it’s time to get ready, he puts his own shorts…

Meet Anya Rammohan

Meet Anya Rammohan, a 15 year old volunteer from our Thousand Oaks program. Tennis being a huge part of her life, she was excited to find something where she could share that passion. “This experience made me realize how much I love working with kids on the spectrum,” the bubbly high schooler shared. When she…

Meet Nils Weldy

Meet Nils Weldy, the first Program Director in the Charlotte, NC program. Involved with the organization since 2013, he originally teamed up with ACEing Autism after meeting ACEing Autism’s founder, Richard Spurling, at a Boston Chamber of Commerce tennis tournament in 2005. “It really was Richard and his vision of growing the sport that resonated…

Meet Sam Sostrom

Meet Sam Sostrom, an 18 year old athlete from our Phoenix, AZ program. Sam started the program 4 years ago and has never looked back since. “We’ve gone as many times as we could,” his mother Carolyn, said laughing. “It was great to see that he wanted to play more and so we connected with…

Meet Adrienne Bransky

We want to give a big shout out to one of our Program Directors, Adrienne Bransky for everything she’s done for ACEing Autism and the families it serves. On top of running a weekly program, she helped launch additional program locations in Texas, and helped develop several management tools that program directors, volunteers and staff…

Meet Sara Longo

A tennis and child lover, Sara Longo found her perfect passion when found ACEing Autism while looking how to stay connected to kids and tennis. “I was a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) while finishing college and I loved it!” the new mother explained. I helped kids at school, at home, even after school if needed…

Meet Matt Miller and Juliana Simon

This story has us all kinds of feelings. Meet Matt Miller and Juliana Simon from our Toledo, OH program, our first ACEing Autism couple! “We met through friends at Brown University and when she learned that I was the Program Director at the East Providence, RI program, she texted me to volunteer,” the 3rd year…

Meet Isabella Puglisi

Meet Isabella Puglisi, a 16 year old volunteer from our Miami Gardens, FL program. With their upcoming session, Isabella now has a new title: Program Director. “I’ve been playing tennis for 6 years now and love doing service, so when I was told about this, I was all in,” the HS junior said. “I have…