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Kim Wolf is co-founder of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Coming Out

I recently unearthed a DVD video (yes, I said DVD which now seems so ancient) of “Jack’s Journey.” It is a video montage set...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Update with Bianca Frost

My son, Jack, is one of a few students in a pilot program at Turning Pointe. This Compass Class is for students aged 22...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: What family is for

Recently our 25-year old daughter came home for a brief and (especially since COVID) rare visit. We all had missed her so much. Unfortunately, her...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Otis gives us an opportunity to inspire support

When my son Jack was only five years old, he went missing for an afternoon. My husband, Jack’s grandparents, and I were terrified. In...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Staff continues to adapt, exceed expectations during covid-19

It’s hard to believe it has been one full year since the COVID-19 Pandemic threw the world into a tailspin and changed everyday life...

Corvette Raffle a WIN/WIN for Turning Pointe and Naperville Resident

Happy New Year, Naperville! I actually wish this interview happened on January 1, 2021…What better way to ring in the New Year (I don’t have...

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Challenges make us stronger

Obviously, this year has been an unprecedented time that has forced businesses and individuals alike to adjust to a completely different way of life....

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Educational, real-life strategies

April seemed to plug along just a bit faster than March and we are all desperately waiting to get back to some sense of...

Light it up blue for autism awareness and acceptance

Amid all of the craziness surrounding COVID-19 it is difficult to be thinking of anything else. April is Autism Awareness Month however, and we...

Turning Pointe gets creative with Variety Show

Spring is on the horizon and everyone at Turning Pointe is busy getting creative. Whether it’s singing, acting or doing standup routines, our friends with...

Remembering a beloved friend

The Turning Pointe family was deeply saddened last month when we lost one of our greatest heroes. Rick Matttiota was a beloved friend and...

Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity

It’s January. Are you bored yet? Now that all of the holiday festivities are concluded and all of the decorations put away, there’s a certain...

When the bus stops coming – Part III

As promised, I’m following up to my now three-part series on “When the bus stops coming.” As most of us can attest to (especially...

When the bus stops coming – Part II

In September, I began addressing “when the bus stops coming.” Gene Bensinger, a longtime friend, autism advocate and father of an adult with autism broke...

When the bus stops coming – Part I

I began with great thought on writing this article about “when the bus stops coming.” It is something I have thought about at least...

Navigate the back to school circus

As the dog days of summer loom over us, it beckons with it a cry from parents across the country as the realization sets...

FORE! A good cause.

‘Tis the season…. for golf and giving. While most of us anxiously and patiently awaited summer this year, true golf enthusiasts know that if...

Summer Break

School’s out for summer! This chant heard ‘round the country’ by neurotypical students everywhere sends a message of utter joy and visions of long,...

May is a month of celebration at Turning Pointe

May is a month of celebration. We celebrate mothers. We celebrate warmth and sunshine after a frigid and relentless winter. We also celebrate rebirth –...

Jack’s Mom

As co-founder of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, I was recently asked to write this article for Autism Awareness month.  I thought that being a journalism...

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