Action for Autism
In 2013 The Miles Family and Penned Con partnered with Action for Autism, a 501 (c) (3) charity based in St. Louis, Mo. Each year, 100% of the profits from the event are donated to the "Penned Con Scholarship Fund" at the charity. The fund helps offset costs to families needing financial assistance with their child's developmental needs. Since 2013 Penned Con has donated over $63,000 to the fund.
Action for Autism was founded in 2008, to address the growing need to assist children and their families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ACTION FOR AUTISM/AFA ACADEMY consists of (1) the AFA Academy Therapy & Learning Centers, serving children ages 18 months through 21 years, and (2) Action for Autism, which provides financial assistance to families touched by autism in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.
AFA ACADEMY, with one facility for preschool & elementary children and a second campus for our middle & high school students, provides therapy, academics, vocational training, and functional skills for kids attending the Academy. For more on AFA Academy, please visit our Programs.
ACTION FOR AUTISM provides funding to families within a 250-mile radius of St. Louis who request financial aid for various services, including summer camps, therapy services, equipment needs, assessments, and more, to help their child. To request assistance, please visit Scholarships.