YouthCare Gala Raises Support for Autism Spectrum Disorders

David and Stephanie Long, Ann Marie Gross and Timothy Sweeney | YouthCare Gala Raises Support for Autism Spectrum Disorders
David and Stephanie Long, Ann Marie Gross and Timothy Sweeney

YouthCare’s “Give Children a Chance” gala, held April 7, 2011, at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, brought together more than 500 attendees in support of children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and related profiles. The YouthCare program offers summer camps, social skills groups, work mentoring for young adults, transition services, consultation and other opportunities to enable young participants to develop social skills so that they can succeed at home, in school and in their community. Several teenage participants in the YouthCare program shared their positive experiences through personal stories, videos and photographs. The event committee included Marlene and Jay Austen, MD, Ann Marie and Daniel Gross, Terry and Tom Hamilton, Kim and Eric Karofsky, Stephanie and David Long, Shonda and Curt Schilling and Timothy Sweeney.