Interview with Nicole Khoury about Acoustics for Autism:

 

A letter from our Founder and Executive Director:

October 2021

What a weird 18 months it has been for our community, our iAm family, and the world. We never would have imagined that these last two years we would have been lucky enough to be practically the only charity that was able to hold its annual event in 2020 and that we could bring you any kind of a live version of AFA in 2021.

It’s important to remind you all that our board does not take things lightly. We struggled for a while with the who, what, where, when, how, and why of it all. We watched numbers fluctuate up and down, we contacted various vendors to determine what, if anything we could do, we spoke with the local authorities and the Health Department to be sure any of our one million plans would be approved. In the end, it was (is) important to continue to have this event. Not only for the community, but for THE KIDS! All of our lives were turned upside down in 2020, but can you imagine the ASD kids that depended on their routine, their therapies, their teachers, etc, etc? We felt we had to not only continue this event this year, but to do it with the integrity and safety we always try to uphold. We are so excited to let you know that we have already begun the planning for AFA 2022 and let me tell you, we are going to come back bigger and stronger than ever.

Throughout these last two years, Project iAm stepped up and gave back to our community as a whole, helping out the local businesses, musicians, and of course the kids that have gotten us here over the last 14 years. We also achieved a huge feat of making our grand total for distributions to our ASD kids to just under $350,000 since we started. Not bad for a volunteer organization, right?!

We are so looking forward to our 15 year anniversary on March 6, 2022–so save that date now! Thank you for all the support and love. We will continue to serve our community together and FOR THE KIDS, MAN!

Much Respect,
Nicole
Founder/Executive Director, Project iAm