Past Events


This is ENORMOUS!!!  

Total of $20,000.00 

TACC Construction Ltd. has enjoyed many successes and accomplishments over the decades, but none the DeGasperis family are more proud of than the many charitable organizations they lend their support to. 

We were moved by the incredible outpouring of support we received at their Safety Event.

I want to extend a special thanks to Angie Gallo, Jenny Commisso, Ben Ruggieri and the entire Safety  committee for choosing  our charity as the recipient of their event. 

Your belief in our vision is the catalyst for what we have achieved  – thank you!  

I also want to thank the leadership at TACC Construction,  Carlo De Gasperis and Silvio De Gasperis. 

Your record of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility is truly exceptional!!! We are truly proud to be among the many noble and worthy causes you continue to support in Vaughan and beyond.  

Thank you.

Under the Italian Sun

Words are not enough to express the overwhelming generosity of this great community!!!! 

At our 3rd annual gala, there were stories of heartache, hope, struggle & triumph within the room. We hope you had an opportunity to find these families, learn their stories and share them with others. 

We are thrilled to announce that we have raised over $260,000 to date, from our fundraising efforts this year   All net proceeds from these monies raised will go directly to children affected by Autism.  

To our incredible sponsors, donors and gala participants - YOU are the lifeline of this organization. 

On behalf of Waves of Changes for Autism, we would like to extend our gratitude in truly making a difference in the lives of autistic children in our community. 

School Supporting Waves

Our sincere gratitude goes out to the entire community of Doncrest Public School for collecting an impressive $1,300 for Waves of Changes for Autism.  In addition to helping us raise much needed funds for children and families in need, they helped bring critical awareness to the issue by educating hundreds of students about autism. Many thanks to Mrs. Carmichael and Ms. Mirigliani for their thoughtfulness and generosity in coordinating this initiative, as well as the lovely Nicole who warmed our hearts with her exceptional speech.


Fun and Games!

What an incredible day we spent with some of our autistic children!!! 

Waves of Changes for Autism in collaboration with Dave & Busters hosted a “Fun and Games”  day in our community. 

It was such a great time had by all, young and old!!!  Seeing the joy on the faces of our children confirms our commitment to these families affected with autism. Waves of Changes dedicated team  work  endlessly in making a truly meaningful contribution to the life of a child. 

Shop For A Cause 2018...

What a fabulous afternoon with such a great and supportive community. To all the vendors and guests that took the time to come out we thank you!  Through committed individuals like yourselves we move towards our noble mission of helping families affected by ASD 

2nd Annual Gala

It is with great pride that the Waves of Changes for Autism foundation raised $190,000 at our 2nd annual gala on September 28, 2017.  This year we exceeded last year’s inaugural total by $70,000. In twelve short months, we have made tremendous strides in the Vaughan community. As we continue to grow this foundation, we remain dedicated and passionate about helping more and more families and their children with autism.  With ongoing government cutbacks, the financial need in our community for ASD related programs continues to grow.  The community’s ongoing efforts will cultivate awareness and importance to such a worthy cause. 


Momming Inc and Roy Foss  Woodbridge partnered up in support of Waves of Changes for Autism and held a “ Drive For A Cause.”  What an amazing event and an equally awesome time!!!  Thank you to each and everyone of you that came out and supported us. 

Through the generosity of these two community members they raised $4,350.00 for our charity. Thank you! 



Waves of Changes for Autism proudly supported the City of Vaughan 150th Canada Day festivities.  We were so proud to be part of the community’s celebratory festivities. Family and friends came out to enjoy the day filled with activities, jumping castles, food trucks and great entertainment.  A great way to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday!



Live Love Pilates Inc. in Kleinburg hosted “Shop for A Cause” charity event in April 2017 with dedicated to Waves of Changes for Autism.  The fundraiser featured local vendors showcasing their merchandise. The event was a success, proudly hosting an impressive number of pilates members and supporters of the community. Within an afternoon, nearly $7,000 was raised for the foundation.


Our inaugural gala was held on December 7, 2016.  We were thrilled to have over 500 guests in attendance and to exceed our goal of $120,000. The evening was a remarkable evening creating awareness and excitement of our new foundation and sharing our overall mission.  Waves of Changes for Autism financially assisted 32 families in Vaughan thanks to the generosity of our giving community. The generous donations allowed families to receive funding for special needs programs, speech therapy, communication devices as well as winter and summer camps in specialized learning centers across York Region.