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Turn Up for Communication Rights!!!

Turn Up!!! for Communication Rights event was a great success. The weather was on our side and space worked so well for our Spellers (nonspeaking Autistics who spell to communicate), as well as their allies.

We had a full house, including the Borough President Vitto Fossella, the staff of State Senator Jessica Scarcella – Spanton, our many sponsors, our spellers and most importantly an energetic and very energizing community presence. There was a lively band Jonny Fish and the Fins and DJ Joe keeping us on our feet. When our presenters – cofounders Nick D’ Amora, Cristofer Puleo, Tejas Rao Sankar, and William Jusino made their presentation, the entire crowd was silent and reflective of their personal journey and the mission that they helped author for CrimsonRise. We hope to see again at our next events!

Our Generous Sponsors 



Barbara and Billy D’Amora
Deepti Mittal, Douglas Elliman
Lenore and Frank Puleo
Lakshmi Rao Sankar & Shanx Ravisankar
Teamqore Inc.



Krupa & Neeraj Sharma, BRV
Matthew Geib



Santushi Kuruppu
& Manroop Jhooty
Susanne and Paul Cannella
Trish Cannella
The Hukku Family
The Lanza Family, Colonial Funeral Home
The Northfield Bank
Jim & Yvonne Caldarella
Nandini and Adil Nathani
On Your Mark Inc.
Subadra and Balasubramanian Panchanadeswaran
The Shekhar Family



Manisha Mehrotra
Kim Leon
Melissa Chen
Stephanie Cassas
Conrad and Alia Schweizer
Melba Remice
Donald and Marilyn Russo
Gateway Arms Realty Corp.



Elinor Carlin
La Bella Marketplace
The Costanzo Family

Event Honoree

Matthew Geib, owner of Evolve-33, has worked as a personal trainer on Staten Island, NY over the last 10 years. Besides becoming a personal trainer, he’s obtained certifications through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also became a ICF Certified professional coach through IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. He incorporates his passion for fitness and personal development into his work by incorporating highly effective mindset techniques. This includes subconscious reprogramming, visualization, meditation and priming to challenge his clients’ limiting beliefs and blocks that are preventing them from reaching the level they aspire to reach. His goal is to continue to help others as they explore life outside their comfort zone and build resilience while connecting their minds and bodies, in which they can become the healthiest and best versions of themselves.