Turning Pointe Autism Foundation was founded in 2007 by Kim and Randy Wolf to provide families with the support needed when managing the challenges faced by children with Autism. The Wolfs personally understood this because their son Jack is impacted. With the need growing for services, the Wolfs expanded the Foundation’s commitment to incorporate educational initiatives, family supports, residential plans, and recreation programs.
With the ongoing struggle, the Wolf family had to find an appropriate educational solution. Randy and Kim decided to place Jack in an alternative, private school for children with Autism. After years of making a long commute, the Wolfs felt strongly that “children with Autism deserved to attend school in their own community,” and other parents agreed. In January 2011, the CN Day School opened. To accommodate the growing need, another site was acquired at 1500 West Ogden Ave. to create up to six new classrooms and space for additional programming.
As students approached graduation from the CN Day School, the need for additional education and life skills training became apparent. In 2012, Turning Pointe Career College piloted its first two trimesters with eight students in the North Campus building. Through corporate partnerships with Dan Wolf Automotive Group, Walgreens, and OfficeMax, 100% of the candidates who completed the Career College coursework were able to become gainfully employed.
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation continues to create innovative programs and services to assist individuals and families as they navigate through the lifelong impact of Autism.
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Carrie Provenzale,Executive Director
Russ Romanelli,Board Treasurer & Parent of Career College Graduate