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Unlock the Fun and Help Autistic Children and Their Families in 2018

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2017 saw the birth of Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc., our nonprofit organization to help autistic children and their families. Autistic children unlocked the fun, and received Amazon Prime Gifts, the board game, Keys to the Capitals for free, and connected with other autistic children. Supporters received $25 Amazon gift cards.

2018 is here, and we would like to expand our services. We are looking for eager state directors who will assist in forming teams in their home states, and develop online fundraising and more traditional fundraising like bake sales, etc. Fill out the online application if you are interested:

We would also like to extend a warm welcome to our current state directors:

Kimberly Marquez Becerra in California;
Dona Clements in New Mexico;
Nicole Ponzar in Colorado;
Jennifer Rice in Pennsylvania, and;
Lisa Murphy in Ohio.

You may simply volunteer as a state director, or work commissioned-based if you earn over $200 per month for Capital Keys Autism Families. You will be responsible for recruiting your own volunteers in your respective states.

Some of our goals include, expanding the Autism Birthday Club, growing our 2018 Great Wish List, obtaining more members and in turn more drawings, raffles, and sweepstakes, and of course, like all nonprofits, increasing our membership.

In 2018, we will have membership levels of $25, $50, and $100.

To illustrate what $50 memberships can do, 300 of these memberships will allow 30 Supporter drawings per month (those who donate $25 or more per year), thus increasing the chances of autistic children unlocking even more fun!

State directors who help to sell anything over the retail price of, for example, gift cards, will receive a commission check from founder of Capital Keys, Tony Tinervia. If a raffle is held, anything over the price of the raffle goes to the State Director and half to Capital Keys.

We are also seeking someone to help administer the Capital Keys website, which is in WordPress if you have talents that fall this way.

We have already begun with a fundraiser run by Autism Mom, Cherlan Owens. Treat yourself to some great jewelry in the new year.

Thank you for your support thus far.

Let’s make 2018 an even better year for autistic children!

Thank you to blogger Sona Schmidt-Harris – You can follow her on Twitter @Sonag2000

Holiday Greeting from Tony Tinervia

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Dear Friends:

Every autistic child has a story; I certainly do. As a youngster, I rarely socialized. I felt isolated, alone, and different. When you’re young, it’s hard to know that being different isn’t always a bad thing or wrong. I retreated into my own world, which sometimes was quite a magical place. I invented games to entertain myself when I was alone in my room. Behind quiet eyes, was a boy who lived in an enchanted land—a land of invention and fun.

It was not until my sixties that a part of who I really am was shared with the world—my little contribution of whimsy, and ultimately, caring. That part of me was the board game, Keys to the Capitals, which began selling on Amazon in November of 2016. Keys to the Capitals changed my life. Just a game. But that game was a physical manifestation of a man not diagnosed with autism until he was in his late fifties.

Keys to the Capitals has brought me satisfaction and joy, but more importantly, has brought children satisfaction and joy. According to a lot of Autism Moms, many autistic children have found delight in playing a game born from the mind of a fellow like them.

From Keys to the Capitals, came another dream: a nonprofit organization, Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc., created to help and engage autistic children. That dream was realized in 2017.

In 2017, we showed that the autism community is strong with the success of our Facebook Page for Autism Moms and kids. On the site, frank dialogue about autism and just plain fun are shared. But we still need your help.

Autism Birthday Club

With the Special Christmas Offer, you can join the Autism Birthday Club for just $25.00 for all of 2018. When you join, you will obtain great odds of winning a $25.00 gift card, and it is free for Autism Families!

Additionally, donate to the Autism Birthday Club and you will receive a VIP Club Card valued at $200 from Goodlife USA, a business similar to hotels.com or expedia.com. You will obtain $200 in discounts for hotel rooms. It is good for two years after activation. You will also receive a thank-you donation letter through the U.S. Mail.

Autism Angel Fan Club

At this particular time of year, we celebrate angels. Whether you believe in literal angels or figurative ones, we all want one in our lives. With monthly donations to the Autism Angel Fan Club, you can be an Angel for Autism. What better way to give?

Thank You

Any donation helps. I sincerely want to thank you for your support thus far; already, so much has been accomplished toward ending autism isolation.

I have a story. I know that so many of you and your children do as well. Please feel free to share them with me and/or the autism community on our Facebook Page.

The happiest of holidays to you, and the best for a Joyous New Year in 2018

Warmest regards,

Tony Tinervia, Jr.

P.S. – We can’t do it without you!

Meet the Founder of Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc. – Tony Tinervia

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The recently founded, Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc., is the compassionate brainchild of Asperger Syndrome-diagnosed Tony Tinervia. I asked Tony a few questions about himself and his nonprofit organization. This is what he had to say:

QUESTION: Tony, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and why you founded the nonprofit Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc. ?

ANSWER:I am the inventor of the Keys to the Capitals board game, and I take pride in the fact that I had Asperger Syndrome when I invented the game. I struggled undiagnosed until I was 58 years old. My career was affected by Asperger Syndrome with low-paying jobs.
My speech wasn’t that good, and I avoided social events. I wanted to be an inspiration to autistic children, and help them obtain Keys to the Capitals board game; we created a fun contest and drawings on my Facebook page where Autism moms gave me great reviews. I have purchased over 89 Amazon gifts to send to Autism families. I funded most of the Amazon purchases and decided to form the nonprofit, Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc.
The goal is to find Autism families and offer them free memberships. We are also looking to obtain recurring donations of $10 monthly with membership in the Autism Angel Fan Club.

QUESTION: On the Capital Keys Autism website, there is an option for becoming a member of the Autism Angel Fan Club. What are the benefits of membership, and what is required for membership?

ANSWER:Benefits of paid memberships include 1:10 odds of a gift card at a recurring monthly donation of $10. For example, 300 paid memberships allow 30 winners for supporters and 30 for Autism families who enter for free. Cancellation of monthly memberships is possible.

QUESTION: Do you have to be a member of the Autism Angel Fan Club to donate to this nonprofit?

ANSWER: No. You can also donate to the Autism Birthday Club. Members of the Autism Birthday Club are entered in drawings for free.
Would you like to support the nonprofit, Capital Keys Autism Families, Inc. owned and operated by the Asperger Syndrome-diagnosed success story Tony Tinervia? Donate either to the Autism Birthday Club or become a member of the Autism Angel Fan Club.