Meet Tej Munaganuri

Meet Tej Munaganuri, a participant from our Dallas, TX program. “Tej had never played tennis before starting ACEing Autism in 2017,” his father Ravi recalls. Five years later, “Tej just won gold in orange ball singles and unified doubles at the Special Olympics State Championship.” To understand the magnitude of this, let’s go back to…

Meet Danny DaGian

We want to send giant congratulations to Danny DaGian, our Program Director in Austin, TX! The proud father of 3 received the Henry Cox Adaptive Tennis Award on July 9th, from USTA Texas, an achievement to honor all his contributions to adaptive tennis. “Because Anshu Sharma was willing to start a program in Houston, I…

Meet Jeremy Chung

Meet Jeremy Chung, a volunteer from our Washington, DC program, who was also recognized by the USTA Mid Atlantic section during Asian American Pacific Islander Month. “I’m a High School ambassador and promote the important aspect of tennis on social media,” the Chinese descendant explained. “I drive conversations online about how accessible it is for…

Meet Vincent Pattalap

Meet Vincent Pattalap, a 7 year old athlete from our McKinney, TX program. Vincent first participated in the Fall 2021 and is now a regular. “We found a sport to do as a family with my husband and my sister,” his mother Tanita, shared. “We just have to go and practice with him in between…

Meet Sophie Moore

Meet Sophie Moore, Assistant Program Director at the Dallas, TX program, who is starting her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Alabama. “What makes me come back every time is the Impact it has on the players,” Sophie, who is also a roving umpire shared. “Sports can have such a big impact…

Meet Molly McGregor

Meet  Molly McGregor, an 11 year old social butterfly who just started with ACEing Autism Northville this Spring. “She needs to get her energy out,” her mother Jennifer McGregor laughed when asked about her reasons for signing up. “She is really social and has done a lot of sports like adaptive soccer, special needs gymnastics…

Meet Marco Azar

Meet Marco Azar, the other half of a volunteer duo out of Baltimore, MD. Marco has been working alongside Rohan since the beginning of the year.  “It really surprised me how easy it was to make the kids happy,” the rising sophomore at John Hopkins said when asked what was unexpected. “For example for us,…

Meet Doris Obih

Meet Doris Obih, our Program Director from Inglewood, CA. Started in December 2020, she has only missed 3 Saturdays since.  “Growing up, I didn’t have the money to play tennis or pursue anything in tennis,” she recalled. “So as soon as I could, I wanted to correct that and started to raise money to start…

Meet Rohan Reddy

How did you hear about ACEing Autism and when did you start? I’m on the tennis team at John Hopkins University (rising junior), and Ryan Hellinger, the Program Director plays on it as well. ACEing Autism has been a tradition and Ryan mentioned we would get a session this spring so I jumped on it.…