Asperger’s Benefit @ Chelsea Art Museum – Saturday, December 11

Partying for a good cause? Sign me up! Mark your calenders for Saturday, December 11, as the Asperger’s Awareness Council of the NYU Child Study Center celebrates their 2nd annual event to raise money for young children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Asperger’s Syndrome is a functioning autism spectrum disorder, which is characterized by different levels of impairment of communicative skills, learning advances and behaviors. Individuals involved with the organization are using money donated to help these children and their families who may have limited resources for getting more aid for their children.

This event is being held at the beautiful Chelsea Art Museum, (556 W. 22nd Street), and will feature amazing music, raffles, a silent auction among other great surprises.

See below for the invitation and get more details. Click here to purchase tickets OR donate, which are now $65 and will increase in price after November 24.

If you know you will be going out on Saturday night, use this money that you’d probably be spending on drinks for you and your friends and put it towards a good cause!


NYC Singles Mingle For A Good Cause

Last night, many young, single, professionals went straight from the office to the Time Hotel Inc. Lounge in Time Square, in order to meet a potential mate, (or simply a date)!

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The event, First Fixler Mixer  – Flirting For A Good Cause, was thought up by Ariel Fixler, well known to many as a successful NYC matchmaker. She recently started her own matchmaking service, Sweet Fix Up, which is intended to match up individuals for hopeful life partners, by finding common interests in non-pressuring environments.

The benefit of last night’s event? Money raised by attending the event is being given to Autism Speaks. If you’re going to spend money on something you’d already be doing on a week night, why not do it for a good cause?

This is the first of many upcoming mixers to come. Check out Sweet Fix Up to learn more about the matchmaker, upcoming events and dating tips!

All in all, although my experience last night was unsuccessful, I am hopeful in finding my future mate (and being philanthropic at the same time)!

Learn more about Ariel Fixler and Sweet Fix Up:!/tweetfixup

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Learn more about Autism:

Autism Society

Autism Research Institute

Global Autism Collaborations


YAI/Central Park Challenge – June 5



On Saturday June 5, join YAI and Broadview Networks for their annual Central Park Challenge. Last year, over 10,000 were involved with volunteering and/or participating in the exciting activities!

Over the course of the day, there are 3K and 5K runs and walks for both children and adults, so you can make the day fun and/or challenging. YAI spokesperson, Sherri Shepard, will be attending the event and continuing her involvement with spreading the word!

The money donated for this event is dispersed amongst various projects that are dedicated to helping those with disabilities and their families. Some of the disabilities that are most recognized through this organization are Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and others that stall learning development for children and adults.

Keep your calendars open for this event – it will be one you don’t want to miss! Visit the website to learn more about YAI,what they’ve done to raise awareness for these issues and how it has made a large impact!