Meet Chad and Elana Campbell

What are your backgrounds? Elana: I was a stay at home mom for 11 years and when my son started showing signs of delay, I started and completed a Master’s in teaching at USC in Los Angeles. Then I taught intervention classes for reading, for special education. I was Dean of Students and Director of…

Meet Albert Xia

How did you hear about ACEing Autism?  I heard about ACEing Autism through Coach Danny, he was teaching me at the time at the Copperfield Racquet & Health Club, and was head of ACEing Autism Houston and he told us about it. I thought it would be great to give back and experience tennis in a…

Meet Kaleb Theard

Meet Kaleb Theard, a 5 year old tennis player from our brand new Pasadena program. “This was Kaleb’s first time with tennis at all and the first ever sport we tried,” his mother Cordijah Ward, said. To understand Kaleb’s amazing story, we have to go back to before he was even born. “At 6 and…

Meet Shonn Brown Jr.

How did you hear about ACEing Autism?  I heard about it from another organization called LWD (Learning With Disabilities) and thought it would be worth a try. How did your son do in the first couple of sessions being in a new environment? My son does have anxiety sometimes, especially when he first started with…

Meet Andrew Grub

Today, we honor a very special person, who for the past 6 years has been beyond dedicated to ACEing Autism’s mission.  Andrew Grub just finished his last clinic as Program Director for the Weston, FL program. “It’s been rewarding to have the ability to touch the lives of over 100 children while also helping advance…

Meet Jackson and Leland

Listen to what it means for Jackson and Leland to be together during their ACEing Autism clinic in Lexington, KY. For their parents, finding a place where their children can be themselves, be active and foster friendships has been so important. “All the parents get it, if anyone has a sensory overload, there is no…

Meet Ryan

Meet Ryan, an 18 year old player from our Parker, CO program. “What’s been great about sports is that he’s gotten so much better with dealing with people,” his mother Paula said.  Ryan, who is a senior in High School, was about 2 years old when he was diagnosed with autism. “We have a daughter…

Meet David Young

During #blackhistorymonth, we are highlighting people who have made an impact in their community and spotlight important discussions regarding health and wellness.  Meet David Young, who volunteered for the ACEing Autism program in Williamsburg, VA and is an avid tennis player. He also started his own ACEing Autism program in Richmond, VA with Rachel Rhoney,…

Meet Bebel Yen

Meet Bebel Yen, a 17 year old volunteer at our Mountain View, CA program. “My first experience with autism was mainly through social media. Autism is always shown on tv as a disability and that all people with the disability are the same. But within seconds the kids walked in, I realized I was completely…

Meet JP Smith

Meet JP Smith, a 14 year old participant at our Lexington, KY program. “JP had “Brown-Out” seizures early on and was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years old but everything changed when he was diagnosed with autism,” his father Darrell remembered. When a child at his school was being evaluated, the University of Kentucky students asked…