A letter from our Founder and Executive Director:

April 2024

Welcome back to the best event in the Community after the highs and lows over the last. five years! We are so grateful to all of you, and maybe a lot to Mother Nature, for the success of Acoustics for Autism, 2022-2024! Our “little” 100% based organization was able to give out over $280,000 so far in 2024 alone, bringing our lifetime total up to over $1,000,000!  We are so proud to have done that while staying true to our loyal friends and supporters.

Project iAm continuously steps up and gives back to our people as a whole, helping out the local businesses, musicians, volunteers, and of course the kids that have gotten us here over the last 17 years. Without your constant support and encouragement, we could not have accomplished any of these feats. For that, and everything else, we say, THANK YOU.

We are so looking forward to our 18 year anniversary on March 2, 2025–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

Project iAm surpasses $1 million in distributions!

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Testimonials

My son was diagnosed with autism in 2013. Project iAm became part of our lives that same year. My son responds to Applied Behavioral Analysis (A.B.A.) therapy, in a classroom setting. A therapy frequently not covered by insurance. Project iAm has granted his scholarship requests, which provided A.B.A. therapy through the summer months. This continuity in care has allowed him to continue to progress, rather than regress during the summer months. Without the aid of Project iAm, the cost would have prohibited the continued care for him. He has made great strides because of their generosity. However, Project iAm is so much more than a scholarship program. Their efforts raise public awareness, especially in Toledo, of the prevalence of autism in our community. They pull together families who struggle with autism, and provide the resources families need to continue their battle. They provide amazing entertainment to raise money for programs that families struggling with autism desperately need. I have volunteered at some of these events, and have been in awe of both the event itself, and of the support from the people who attend and volunteer. It was inspiring to see the support from the community, it was time spent helping those in need like my son, and it was a good time. Thank you Project iAm!

Kristy

Project iAm has been more than a resource of funding – although they’re awesome for that! Project iAm is a community! I’ve met some of my dearest friends – other families who have children with Autism – while volunteering. We’ve also received wonderful support from a community who otherwise might not be exposed to children like mine! Their events appeal to a wide variety of people – all brought together to have a good time and support a wonderful organization and cause!!! They are, in their own way, bringing awareness to this community of people, who’s numbers continue to rise – all the while offering families support and lightening some of the financial burdens!

Mona Qaimari

I am the Grandmother of Tyler who is a 6 yr old boy with autism. When TY received his diagnosis at age 2 his doctor told us if we got Ty into 20 hours of therapy a week he would probably be able to go to attend regular kindergarten. WE worked that challenge like a job. Education and therapy are expensive and with the help of Project iAm Tyler earned some much appreciated scholarship money and just recently qualified for a new i-pad for therapy. Those scholarships really helped Tyler and helped his Mom. Ty’s Mom is a single parent who works full time as a nurse.She often can’t volunteer for Project iAm events. Our family works as a team for Tyler. TY has benefitted so much from the help Project iAm provides, in return I volunteer at Project iAm events such as Acoustics for Autism, the Joan Jet Concert, the Skid Row concert. Other family members have donated items to the silent auctions at the events. The events are fun, exciting, easy! Its pretty easy to “give back!” Thanks Project iAm!

Marcia Kozy(Grandmother)

ProjectiIAm is simply the best organization I have been involved with since my son was diagnosed with autism over 17 years ago. They are willing to help you with anything that would assist your child. No judgment, no jumping through 20 hoops and then being declined. But then just when you think that is the best part of it…. Along comes volunteering for all of the fun events to benefit Project iAm. All are topnotch and I look forward to helping with all the concerts, Pride celebrations and of course the original Acoustics for Autism. It is the perfect opportunity to serve your community and meet so many great people that all have a common devotion to the cause.

Dee and Danny