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The Turning Pointe family was deeply saddened last month when we lost one of our greatest heroes. Rick Matttiota was a beloved friend and a huge champion of our mission since our inception 2007. Rick began on our Business Advisory Committee where his passion and experience with Leopardo Construction helped guide us through everything from building our first classroom to connecting us with local corporate partners and collaborators. A longtime Naperville man with a heart so big he will leave a lifetime impression on those of us here at Turning Pointe.

Rick was a visionary leader in the efforts to build a first-class school for individuals on the autism spectrum. He worked closely with our other leaders as well as autism experts and staff to ensure our building and classrooms would optimize each student’s potential and ensure a model where best practices and collaboration would thrive. Rick advocated for our building projects to all subcontractors, as well as the community, and helped build all seven of our Day School classrooms at 1500 W Ogden Avenue through Leopardo Construction, a company he led for 35 years. He was awarded Turning Pointe’s True North award in in 2015 for his commitment and contribution to our Foundation.

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

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

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is an endorsed Center for Autism accredited by the IBCCES.

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