2023 ACEing Autism Award Winners

We are excited to announce our 2023 ACEing Autism Award winners! We want to congratulate everyone on a fantastic year and we look forward to an even better one.   PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: Akron, OH: Congratulations to Akron for being ACEing Autism’s Program of the Year in 2023! Program Directors Katie Orlando and Tammy…

Remembering Jim Martz

Written by Richard Spurling   I am extremely saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. I met Jim in 2014 as he had a keen interest in ACEing Autism’s mission, as his grand nephew was on the spectrum and this sparked his interest in autism awareness.   Jim was extremely passionate about our work and was…

Incredible Gift from an Anonymous Heart

We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement as we announce an amazing surprise – ACEing Autism has received an extraordinary anonymous gift of $75,000! Words cannot express the immense gratitude and excitement we feel towards this incredible surprise.   When we received this gift, we were overwhelmed with joy and appreciation. This extraordinary gift will…

Richard Spurling Interviews Asher Major

Founder and Executive Director Richard Spurling chats with former ACEing Autism participant Asher Major, who now attends the Anderson Center for Autism. During their conversation, Richard Spurling asked Asher if they met through tennis which Asher quickly answered: “I wasn’t good at first and then I got.. I never gave up, and then I got…

Remembering Matt Schleichkorn

By Richard Spurling In 2013, Matt Schleichkorn called me because he had just learned about ACEing Autism at a UCLA tennis event. He was intrigued and interested in getting his fourteen year old daughter, Abby, involved. Abby and Matt volunteered with some of our Los Angeles programs for years. They joined our team at the…