Meet Robin Portanvoa (President and founder of SE4A) & Mary Schiro (Treassuere), both best friends, native New Yorkers, and mothers affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In 2007, Robin, Mary, and other parents in the Stamford community came together to start a non-profit for those affected by autism after experiencing the first-hand struggles they witnessed watching their kids living with autism in a typical world. "It was a ripple effect," Robin says, " It started out as a game of who do you know. Turns out, everyone knew someone on the autism spectrum." Stamford Education 4 Autism was created by moms on a mission and moms who are STILL on a mission to make a more inclusive environment here in Stamford for our community members with autism.