KnowAutism Houston is a new organization in the Houston area that was started by a mothers belief that finding help for autistic children should not be difficult. It was founded to increase awareness, and provide educational & financial resources for families. 1 in 68 children are affected by autism and over 3.5 million people are living with autism in the United States.
Rita emceed the first gala, and with more than 400 in attendance the organization was able to raise over a quarter of a million dollars. The money will go towards families who need financial assistance to afford proper care for their autistic children.