Naperville, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
April was National Autism Awareness Month. It was also time for "The Third Annual Test Drives for Autism" fundraiser, where area car dealerships raised money to help support the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation. Bill Jacobs BMW in Naperville was one of the proud participating sponsors supporting the foundation's goal towards raising $100,000.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is now estimated that one in fifty school-aged children has a form of autism in the United States. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neural development disorder, characterized by social impairments and communication difficulties.
When it was founded in 2005, the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation provided Naperville-area children with autism a chance to attend school in their own community. Six years later, the Turning Pointe Day School was opened to provide children a personalized educational program in an adaptive environment.
"We are always eager to give back to our community," said Greg Joutras, General Manager at Bill Jacobs BMW in Naperville. "The Turning Pointe Autism Foundation supports families in the Chicago area by providing education, recreation, career development, residential services, and more for children and young adults with autism."
From the time of initial diagnosis, the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation works with individuals living with autism and their families to develop an education plan, and provides specialized skills to help them live a happy, productive and independent life achieving their fullest potential.
"This year's customer participation has been sensational," continued Joutras. "Bill Jacobs was proud to promote and support this cause. Our community is so fortunate to have the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation right here in Naperville."
Community support, like the "Test Drives for Autism" event, provides the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation the necessary funds to continue assisting individuals with autism and their families. Their current goal is focused on raising funds to construct a main campus facility for educational and vocational programs.
About Bill Jacobs BMW
The Bill Jacobs Auto Group has been servicing the Chicago market for over 50 years. As one of the largest BMW dealerships in Chicagoland, Bill Jacobs BMW has served Illinois loyally since 2003 with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry. Located at 2495 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, IL, our staff has a passion for all things “BMW.” In keeping with the Bill Jacobs tradition, our commitment to customer service is second to none. Our primary concern is the satisfaction of our customers.
The dealership has one of the best selections of New, Certified, and Preowned vehicles in the Midwest. We promise to provide a customer-friendly purchase experience and a responsive and reliable experience in our service department. Our customers can come in and take advantage of our knowledgeable BMW-Certified technicians and a fully stocked inventory of BMW parts. For additional information, please call us at 866 516-8016 or visit us today at 2495 Aurora Avenue, Naperville IL 60540 or at http://www.billjacobsbmw.com.