The Orange Effect Foundation, while officially formed in 2014, actually began back in 2001 when the founders’ son was born with autism. Early intervention has led him to be a very heartwarming and independent young man.  This family wanted to give back, helping others who have children with autism to receive early intervention too! Early Intervention is proven to greatly increase a child’s chance for success.

In 2007, Golf for Autism was started, raising and donating over $100,000 directly to the Easter Seals of Northern Ohio, Autism and Speech Therapy Services over the years. We have decided that it’s time to extend our reach, to help every child with speech disorders!


Special thanks to Dennis Laughlin, one of our original board members, for all his tireless support of the cause until his passing.