December 4, 2017

When I first met Evan at a SPEAK staff meeting, I remember thinking that this very young man, with the dark eyes, and dark attitude, would either be amazingly awful, or awfully amazing.

Well, for 15 summers, Evan was beyond amazing! His dark eyes would light up the seco...

November 22, 2017

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but m...

For more than a decade, Evan Carom spent time in Pittsburgh, working as a counselor and an aid for children with autism.

It was his love for teaching and outreach that prompted his parents to memorialize him by assisting a local autism program.

“We wanted to do something...

November 13, 2016

For 15 years, Evan selflessly dedicated his summers to working with children with Autism through the S.P.E.A.K. Extended School Year program. Evan had the ability to make immediate, meaningful connections, and the children gravitated to him. Many students would ask for...

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