The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism invites you to our 2011 fundraiser, Comedy for the Kids, on October 29, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Coconut Grove. The center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Federal Tax ID #650710854), which provides cognitive training and educational therapy to children with autism and related disabilities.
Mark your calendars and save the date! If you are unable to attend this special event you can still show your support by making a tax- deductible donation. Just mail a check to 8790 SW 94th Street, Miami, FL 33176.
This year’s program features the comedic talents of Wali Collins, Keith Alberstadt and Jen Grant. Wali Collins is a regular at all of the main stream Comedy clubs in the United States including New York City and Los Angeles. He even headlines and tours at Comedy clubs in Europe and Asia.
Collins’ television stand-up credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’s “The View,” Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd,” “Late Show with David Letterman” to name a few. He appeared last spring on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. He also landed a role in the Jerry Brucheimer hit film “Coyote Ugly”. Wali also was featured in the sitcom “Spin City” and hosted the PBS series special, “Wild TV”. If Wali’s face looks familiar to you it’s because you’ve seen him in over 30 national television commercials.
A regular performer for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keith Alberstadt has been described as "absolutely hilarious" by Armed Forces Entertainment and "a hidden gem" by the Boston Globe. He's also a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Lampoon and various online magazines. Keith has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC's Last Comic Standing and CNN Headline News Not Just Another Cable News Show.
If you are unable to attend this special event you can still show your support by making a tax- deductible donation. Just click on the Pay Pal button or mail a check to the address 8790 SW 94th Street, Miami, FL 33176.
We are always grateful for volunteers. Please contact us at (305) 271-8790 or (305) 262-5999. Click here for a schedule of our planning meetings.
The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism specializes in the care and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. Our instruction program is a highly structured, consistent, and behavior-based. We are committed to long term growth for our students and we focus on new skills and behaviors that include community based outings. Programs at the center are available year-round, Monday through Saturday, after school, teacher work days and holidays and during winter, spring and summer breaks. Our incredible staff works collaboratively to develop individualized programs for each child.
However, not all families of children with disabilities are able to afford the special care and therapies needed. Our annual fundraiser, “Comedy for the Kids,” provides scholarships so that no child is turned away from the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism school or denied needed speech, occupational, cognitive, behavioral and physical therapies. We never turn a single child away for their inability to pay. We award over $250,000 a year in discounts and scholarships for our children to attend our unique programs!
With your support we can continue to keep up with the demand and the need for exceptional autism programs in South Miami and provide service for the autism population that continues to grow year after year. In addition to your donation benefitting our center, we support and sponsor organizations serving children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities such as UM CARD (University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities), the Dan Marino Walk About Autism, Autism Speaks, Parent to Parent.
Thank you for your support; our children's lives depend on it.