Autism Light: Darlene Borre


Today’s Autism Light is Darlene Borre.

Darlene Borre is from Manchester, Connecticut. Her son Ben is in 4th grade and has autism. Darlene Borre is a former attorney and presently works from home as a claims adjuster. Darlene Borre is the co-founder of All Seasons Community (All Seasons Academy), a nonprofit with the mission to build capacity to be able to supply housing needs for adults with autism in the West Hartford, Connecticut area. Darlene Borre is an Autism Light because of her fundraising efforts on behalf of families with autism.

Motivated by her own experiences as a mother of a son with autism, Darlene’s immediate goal for All Seasons Community is to raise funds to give free ‘sensory home makeovers’ for families with children with autism.  Darlene Borre wrote this about her fundraising passion:
I have a job, so if we have to get an indoor swing, I’ll get an indoor swing. But not everyone can afford it, or even know that they need it (Source).On Saturday, October 29, 2011, All Seasons Community, will hold its first Harvest fundraiser to raise funds for these ‘sensory home makeovers’. It will be held at the following location.

Zachs Community Room at University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work
179 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut

The event will be a catered meal from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include a Silent Auction. Admission is only $20. If you are in the West Hartford, Connecticut area please consider participating in this event.

If you would like to nominate a family for the home makeover send their name to Hartford Courant Article on Oct. 25, 2011


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Autism Light is an upbeat but real blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community.

One thought on “Autism Light: Darlene Borre

  • November 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm
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    Very cool! Love these kinds of posts :o)

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