LIttle girl inpsires nonprofit after autism diagnosis

7:00 AM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
Emma June Vail inspired Emma's Emmbassadors to help children diagnosed with autism.
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DALLAS, Ga. -- Autistic students at Burnt Hickory Elementary School in Paulding County are learning with the help of a new smart board, iPads and special iPad programs that were all donated by Emma's Emmbassadors.

Emma's Emmbassadors is named for Emma June Vail, 9, who has made tremendous progress since she was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2.

Her family established the nonprofit to raise local awareness and funds to help support children, families and local schools with special classes for autistic children.

"It's evident that further financial assistance is imperative," said Vail, who serves as CEO of Emma's Emmbassadors. "While large non-profits such as Autism Speaks [are] making great strides in awareness campaigns and fundraising, often the local communities do not feel the impact. The need for more local assistance quickly became evident to Emma's supporters." 

On Monday, April 29, Emma's Emmbassadors is holding its fourth annual charity golf tournament at the Bentwater Golf Club in Acworth.

For more information, visit Emma's Emmbassadors website.

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