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.