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Spring is on the horizon and everyone at Turning Pointe is busy getting creative.

Whether it’s singing, acting or doing standup routines, our friends with autism are preparing to wow the crowds with their talent. Benjamin Weiss, a student and avid actor at North Central College, recently came to Turning Pointe with the idea of collaborating on a unique Variety Show in honor of Autism Awareness Month in April. Benjamin is an advocate for the theater and for individuals with autism and we are extremely excited to be involved in such a great project with him. I have personally seen Benjamin perform and look forward to seeing his vision come to life in the theater. It’s going to be one heck of a show!

“Ben wanted a way to give artists with autism their own forum as he said ‘because we need to support our friends with autism,’ and we Turning Pointe couldn’t agree with him more.” said Carrie Porvenzale, Executive Director of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.

We see every day the vast creativity and talents of our students who don’t always have an outlet to shine or connect with other artists in our community. Our team at TP wanted to create a bridge for those aware of autism, but who are still unsure how to connect directly with some really talented individuals. Our spring variety show will help to build that bridge and we couldn’t be more excited! “Our goal is to highlight and celebrate the amazing talents and abilities of artists, musicians, actors and performers in our community that live with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

Mission

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation creates opportunities and programs to educate individuals with autism through proven interventions to increase independence, encourage meaningful lifelong pursuits, and enrich the community at large.

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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