The Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness month since the 1970’s. In Portland, A Hope for Autism, founded by Gayle Woodruff and Robbin Sobotka-Soles, held a black tie event at The Benson, to raise awareness and funds for autism. The fundraiser was a success with many thanks to Jordan Blakely, owner of United Charity Development, and Holly Jarvis with Hitched Weddings & Events. The night was filled with a lively fashion show with women’s fashion from Meringue Boutique and men’s fashion from Collier, while DJ Yaz mixed the beats for the runway! Concert rock violinist, Aaron Meyer, gave a wonderful performance before the fashion show and the night ended with a special show from Deen Castronovo and Jonathan Cain from Journey! It was a night filled with great energy and beauty!