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Love is in the Details

As a Director of nonprofit, it is always encouraged to have a ready pitch. An elevator speech. But recently at a staff gathering, I was reminded how many details of our work are important to share. At this meeting, I...

Growing Sustainability

Turning Pointe’s organizational resolution this year is to build new learning suites. Four. Four new ideal learning environments for up to 32 additional students. With a growing number of both students impacted by...

Holiday Extravaganza

Turning Pointe has the perfect gift for you this season.As tangible evidence of goals accomplished by our students, beautiful gifts and wares will be for sale at our Holiday Extravaganza on December 12.You can enjoy...

Thank You

“If ‘thank you’ is the only prayer you ever say, it would be enough.”This quote has been attributed to Tolle, Winfrey and Wiesel. I first remember reading something similar in a Mutt’s cartoon by Patrick McDonnell....

New School Year, New Possibilities

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation revels in the back-to-school season. As tree leaves start to turn color or curl, Turning Pointe is actually springing back to life.Within most school walls, the energy this time of...

Always Move Forward

 “Your son will probably never speak.”“Your daughter is incapable of learning.”Turning Pointe parents – like many with children on the autism spectrum – hear these statements when their children are so very young. But...

The Larger Purpose of Service

Rotary Clubs. Jaycees. Exchange Clubs. Women’s Clubs. Men’s Clubs. Kiwanis. And Lions, oh my!Small armies of individuals serving a purpose larger than themselves. It is truly remarkable in theory and...

‘Pawfect’ Treats

Turning Pointe is positively wild about dogs. We rely on service dogs every week to provide a unique type of therapeutic benefit to students. A loving warm and furry soul to bring comfort and calm at the end of each...

Best Foot Forward

As the school year winds down, new shoes may seem like a topic at the wrong end of the calendar. After all, fall is when families typically talk about new shoes for school. But at a recent Turning Pointe meeting, the...

Seeing the Pointe

Finding a job that aligns your passions and talents is deeply fulfilling. Carrie Provenzale found just that when she became the executive director of Naperville’s Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in 2016. Provenzale...

Career College Graduation

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will proudly present fifteen new Career College Graduates at 1PM on May 18, at the Naperville Marriott. If you love the transformative power of springtime, this is the commencement...

Awareness Within A Spectrum

Imagine that awareness – like so many things – exists on a spectrum.One end is our less conscience and quiet sense when our environment changes. Like the coming dusk or dawn. The other end of the awareness spectrum is...

Hinsdale Family Supports DNA Swabs for Autism Study

Courtney McClear, 17, of Hinsdale regularly goes to Right Fit fitness center in Willowbrook for exercise, but her family made a special visit there Saturday to submit saliva samples for a study on the relationship...

Naperville Toyota

Sometimes, Ray Chaudhry gets frustrated. In his mind, the words are there. His smile suggests he knows the answers. But he just can’t get them out. Ray is nonverbal. He only talks to his mother, Ruby, and only then in...

School of Autism Helps Provide Career Paths

Jack Wolf, 19, was diagnosed with severe autism when he was 2 years old. From that point forward, his parents Randy and Kim Wolf knew it was going to be an uphill battle. The family moved from city to city—school to...

Dealer Makes Way for Workers with Autism

The cafe opening inside Lexus of Naperville is certainly a nice amenity for customers looking for specialty coffees, teas or a smoothie. But for the eatery's employees, it's a potential lifeline.The Chicago-area...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

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