Golf Tournament Scores Ace for Autism Institute

November 30, 2017


BUFFALO, NY - The MAX Charity Challenge scored an ‘ace’ for the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College.  The 2017 contest raised $18,032 for the interdisciplinary and collaborative research center, which is dedicated to understanding autism spectrum disorder and enhancing the lives of those affected and their families. 

Laura and Troy Hillman organized the 2017 MAX Challenge.  The couple started the tournament in 2016 as a way “to give back to the Institute for helping their son, who participated in IAR programs and saw significant social communication gains and reduced autism symptoms.” 

The Hillmans are pictured above with IAR Co-directors Marcus L. Thomeer, PhD and Christopher J. Lopata, PsyD.