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.



Akron, OH: Congratulations to Akron for being ACEing Autism’s Program of the Year in 2023! Program Directors Katie Orlando and Tammy Simone, along with their team of volunteers, have built a warm and supportive environment where all of their athletes can actively engage and enjoy the sport of tennis. In 2023, Akron ran seven separate sessions for a total of 42 hours of adaptive tennis. Additionally, Akron has been one of our pioneer sites introducing adult programming.



Buffalo, NY; Flushing Meadows, NY: Two programs stood apart from the rest on our Parent Satisfaction surveys. Congratulations to two of our New York locations, Buffalo and Flushing Meadows. Nearly every parent reported being extremely satisfied with the program, finding a meaningful activity for their child, a community they belong to, and people to share resources with.



McKinney, TX: Shout out to McKinney, TX for outstanding feedback from the Volunteer Survey. Volunteers reported finding it rewarding to see their athletes accomplish a new skill, sharing their passion for the sport of tennis, and working with/learning more about the athletes and their families.



Weston, FL: Congratulations to our Weston, FL program for consistently posting on their social media account, using their creativity to show the different facets of their program, and enticing their audience to come back to their account. They have used different features to tell their stories and have developed a sizable audience thanks to that.



Burbank, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; and NW Washington, DC: While we only award one program as Program of the Year, we want to recognize three additional programs for their excellence on and off the court. All three embody all of the things that our organization values: promoting fun, exercise, and socialization through the sport of tennis.


  • Burbank, CA
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Claremont, CA
  • Danville, CA
  • Downey Unified School District, CA
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • Help Group Culver City, CA
  • MountainGate, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Farmington Valley, CT
  • North Haven, CT
  • Miami Gardens, FL
  • Stuart, FL
  • Weston FL
  • Lexington, KY
  • Wayland, MA
  • Damariscotta, ME
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Durham, NC
  • Monroe, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Flushing Meadows, NY
  • Great Neck, NY
  • Keswell School, NY
  • Learning Spring School, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Akron, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston (Hearthstone), TX
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA


  • Burlingame, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Parker, CO
  • NW Washington, DC
  • Weston, FL
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte – Myers Park, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Houston – Forest Club, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston – Hearthstone, TX

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