IAR In The News
2nd Annual Golf Tournament Scores Aces for Institute for Autism Research
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.”
Artists for Autism: Goo Goo Dolls with Special Guests Cassandra Kubinski and Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs) headline concert to benefit the IAR
Buffalo’s own Goo Goo Dolls lent their star power to Canisius in April when the rock band headlined a concert to benefit the Institute for Autism Research (IAR). “Artists for Autism” raised more than $25,000 for the IAR and included performances by the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls, singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and vocalist Mary Ramsey of Jamestown’s 10,000 Maniacs. The musicians also debuted a new version of Kubinski’s original song “Not So Different.” Downloads of the song, now available on iTunes and Google Play, also benefit the IAR.
Famed music producer and Fredonia native Armand Petri arranged the “Artists for Autism” concert to increase awareness of the IAR. Petri’s son improved his social and communication skills after participating in one of the IAR programs.