Kevin Mehta

Kevin Mehta

RE/MAX
EOI 2019 –
“Remarkable barely does justice in describing an Evening of Insight. It was truly an eye-opening experience to eat a meal in the dark and to experience what many other people go through. I was impressed with how well organized the room was set-up and the incredible fundraising efforts that included many different ways for people to donate without feeling pressured to do so. Always enjoy learning more about A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) that provides disability awareness programs to educate the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. I look forward to attending again next year!”
Marlena Sprague

Marlena Sprague

ATOU Board Member
EOI 2019 –
“The evening I believe was beyond everyone’s expectations and delight.  Also, I was on the committee of the Evening of Insight and we have for years trying to come up with the right venue, theme and audience.  I believe ATOU got it right this time and An Evening of Insight is “perfect” for our friends to learn about ATOU and believe!
The “dark meal” (eating with blind folds) was a very special experience and really shows us the importance of ATOU’s mission – to make us aware of the challenges special needs people have and to accept and respect them and everyone.  ATOU does a WONDERFUL job in teaching students and adults that we should be kinder and gentler to everyone.
Thank you ATOU for letting me be a part of An Evening of Insight.  EVERYONE should take part in this event, it’ll change your life!”
Sonya Bingaman

Sonya Bingaman

State Council of Developmental Disabilities
EOI 2019 –
“Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience the Evening of Insight was. My friend, who I brought along, really enjoyed it too, and promptly went home and told her children all about it. That’s what it is all about – spreading the word. So cool. Love what you do!”
Cathy Lacy

Cathy Lacy

Aborn Powers
EOI 2019 –
“I can honestly say it was a night that will not escape my memory for years to come. First of all, I attended the event with the hopes to learn more about ATOU. By the end of the evening I clearly gained a greater understanding of ATOU’s mission. This experience left a great impact on me.”
Linda Bigler

Linda Bigler

TheCoach
EOI 2019 –
“To the team at A Touch of Understanding. You did a phenomenal job at your Evening of Insight event/Fundraiser. It was so fun to be a host at this event as I had already been a participant at the dark lunch. Very fun to watch everyone navigate the table their plates silverware and glasses. The couple next to me made the effort and found a way to cling their glasses and cheer each other as well as feed each other while blindfolded. Very heartwarming! The learnings were huge over such a short time of dealing with a new familiar situation. I hope I’m asked to help again as I am such a fan of your program and your team.”
Nalesh Chandra and Wife

Nalesh Chandra and Wife

Tabu Ohana
EOI 2019 –
“Understanding and insight. Those two words perfectly sum up for me what ATOU does in our local community and across the globe. Sometimes all we need, in particular our children, is just a “touch”, an introduction, to the challenges people with disabilities face. That introduction kicks off a lifelong understanding and support grounded in acceptance and respect for all individuals. That is why I enthusiastically support ATOU.”