Matthew is a rising Freshman at Purdue University pursing a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. He launched the Dallas Program when he was a junior in high school and continues to co-direct during the summers. With a younger brother on the autistic spectrum, Matthew has always looked for ways to help others affected by autism. When he learned about ACEing Autism he was determined to bring the program to Dallas. He joined forces with his mom Adrienne to make the program a reality.
Adrienne is the proud mom of three children. Joshua, her middle child, was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum at fourteen months of age. For years she volunteered with other autism-related organizations to increase awareness and raise funds for research, but wanted to do something that allowed her to see the impact first hand. Adrienne loves using the game of tennis as a catalyst to transform the lives of the kids in the program.