Include Autism would like to invite you to attend the 7th Annual Beach Bash for Autism. As a guest of this annual fundraising gala, you will be supporting children, teens, and young adults with autism in achieving their highest potential as active and included members of our community. This lively and meaningful event honors and brings together community members in support of autism inclusion. Date: Friday, June 6, 2014, 6pm-midnight Location: Kona Kai Resort & Marina (Shelter Island) Expected Attendance: 250+ community members & philanthropists Event Elements: • Gourmet Dinner and Cocktails • Large Silent & Live Auction • Presentations by community leaders • Music and dancing About the Cause: Include Autism is a multifaceted nonprofit organization that fosters community-wide autism inclusion through integrated programs and learning experiences. Each year we directly serve children and teens with autism, their families, peer and adult volunteers/mentors, and the community at large. Our facilities are located in Hillcrest, and participants come from all over the county. We run the following programs: • Community Coaching: Our flagship program takes ABA and social skill training "on-the-go" and into the community. CC provides real life opportunities for children and teens with autism to develop adaptive, functional skills needed to become included in their community. • Autism Inclusion Training: Teaches businesses and organizations how to be more accommodating, understanding, and inclusive of individuals with autism. • Volunteer & Peer Pals: A hands-on learning experience for teens and adults to volunteer as friends and mentors to youth with autism. • Include Autism Baseball League: An inclusive baseball experience for youth with autism guided by their typically developing peers.