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Town to honor student who raised $75,000 for autism speaks on Wednesday
Release Date: January 21, 2013

Today our nation celebrated the inauguration of our President and Vice President and the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. These leaders inspire others. On Wednesday evening the Town Board will recognize a young man from Greenburgh (who is not as well known- yet- but who also inspires - thanks to his involvement with autism.
The Greenburgh Town Board will honor Nicholas Lombardi at our Wednesday night Town Board meeting-- which begins at 7:30 PM. Nicholas Lombardi has been helping his younger brother, Joey overcome the challenges of autism for many years. Joey, a happy young student at the ardsley schools, uses sign language to communicate and has benefitted from the special needs programs offered by the school district. Nicholas Lombardi is an exceptional brother. He is always there for his brother but also has donated many hours of his time helping others with autism.
Nicholas Lombardi created a button that states "I'm not misbehaving I have autism. Please be Understanding." Nicholas sells these buttons on his web site and on the autism speaks website. His slogan has been trademarked and has been sold all over the world.
Nicholas Lombardi has raised over $75,000 for Autism speaks. Nick is a respected public speaker who speaks at benefits and fundraisers, volunteers with special needs children every Sunday for years. He also works at summers teaching special needs children to swim. Nick is a hero to his brother and to so many who live with autism. He will be attending Manhattanville College in the fall. Our community is lucky to have someone like Nicholas living here. He has made a great difference in the lives of others.
PAUL FEINER
check out this website: www.autismbutton.com
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