Group working with families coping with autism holds annual dinner
NYFAC President Andrew Baumann celebrates his organization’s 14th annual dinner dance at Russo’s on the Bay last week.
Michael Brothers received NYFAC’s Humanitarian Award.
NYFAC President Andrew Baumann, left, his wife, Pamela, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Georgiana Reese-Benatti and her husband, Raymond Benatti.
NYFAC President Andrew Baumann, fourth from left, and his wife, Pamela Baumann, join the group’s honorary board members: former Borough President Claire Shulman, left, Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Councilman Eric Ulrich and Queens County Clerk Audrey Pheffer.
Killian McMahon, left, presents an award to Oswaldo Roman, the principal of PS 256 in Belle Harbor who runs a program for special education students.
Jack Taravella, second from right, receives the community service award from Pamela Baumann, left, and Andrew Baumann, as Taravella’s wife, Eleanor, and daughter, Julia, join him.
New York Families for Autistic Children honored supporters of the Howard Beach-based organization, as well as its board members, at its annual dinner at Russo’s on the Bay.
PS 233 Principal Debbie Edmonds-Shaddi was given the excellence in special education award.
Andrew Baumann’s son, Anthony Baumann, left, presents one of the group’s awards, as his mother, Pamela Baumann, looks on.
Scott Badesch, president and chief operating officer of the Autism Society of America, was bestowed with NYFAC’s autism advocacy award for running the country’s largest grassroots organization helping those affected with the disorder.
Councilman Eric Ulrich, right, is joined by NYFAC President Andrew Baumann as he holds up his guardian angel award.
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