MAX Charity Challenge - Golf EventGolf Tournament for Canisius College/Institute for Autism Research
Aug 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
On Sunday August 12, 2018, the Hillman family will host the 3rd Annual MAX Charity Challenge, a
charity golf tournament and dinner reception to benefit The Institute for Autism Research (iar) at
Canisius College and their MAX programs for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder
The iar is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center dedicated to understanding autism and
related developmental disorders and enhancing the lives of those affected and their families.
Researchers from diverse backgrounds work together to address critical questions related to autism
involving causes, development, assessment, clinical treatment, and education. This research work has
led to development of several new and effective treatments which are provided by the iar staff, our
community partners and schools.
summerMAX is a comprehensive summer social development program for 7-12 year old children with
HFASD offered by iar. The focus of the summer program is to teach social skills and provide multiple
opportunities to practice the skills. Specifically the program addresses four main areas that are
problems for children with HFASD: social skills, interest expansion, interpretation of non-literal language
(idioms), and face and affect recognition. Many of the children attending this program are not eligible
for summer services through their home school district, but need support to continue learning and
building social skills that would enable them to interact with friends, family members, teachers, and
We hope that you can help us by sponsoring our event or by donating a gift certificate or item for our
various prize raffles.
Proceeds from the 3rd Annual MAX Charity Challenge will help to defray some of the costs associated
with running the summerMAX program, which results in a less expensive program tuition rate for
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