Grillroom Benefit Raises $5,000 for Autism

Eden Autism Services Florida, Autism Speaks benefited from proceeds of wine dinner at Estero restaurant.

Naples, FL, July 01, 2010 --( A benefit wine dinner held at The Grill Room Chophouse and Wine Bar at Coconut Point in Estero on June 24 raised $5,000 for Eden Autism Services Florida and the Southwest Florida chapter of Autism Speaks. In addition to a full wine dinner, the event featured a silent auction and raffles.

“The event raised even more than we hoped and we couldn’t be more pleased,” says Grill Room manager Meghan Madden. “The event was really a win all around – we got to show off our most popular wines, attendees got a great dinner and chance to bid on exclusive auction items, and Eden and Autism Speaks – the biggest winners of all - will get significant donations.”

“We’re grateful to the Grillroom staff for proposing and hosting a fun evening and fundraiser,” says Eden Florida executive director Susan Suarez. “Hopefully this is only the first of many and we can partner with them again.”

About Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services was founded in New Jersey in 1975 with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. In 1996, Eden Autism Services Florida was founded to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services Florida’s services range from comprehensive outreach, including program consultations and early intervention, to 12-month education for school age students and residential and employment services for adults. For more information, contact Taire Malloy at 239-992-4680, extension 206 or

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $142.5 million to research through 2014 and developing innovative new resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

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(239) 992-4680, ext. 206

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