Kelly Ann Risley Partners with PSA to Support Pathfinders for Autism

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At PSA, we are committed to giving back to the community. Our employees are encouraged to nominate a non-profit organization of their choice to be considered as the recipient of PSA’s employee charitable fund donation. On a quarterly basis, a different employee-nominated non-profit is selected to receive the funds. 

The 2022 fourth quarter recipient of the funds is Pathfinders for Autism nominated by Kelly Ann Risley, an Employee Benefits Consultant/Senior Benefits Analyst at PSA. 

Since being founded in 2000, Pathfinders for Autism has grown to become the largest autism nonprofit organization in Maryland. The foundation’s mission is to support and improve the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them through expansive programs, free resources, training workshops, outreach efforts, and recreational activities. 

Kelly Ann nominated Pathfinders for Autism because of how instrumental the organization has been for her family. At the age of 13, her daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1. After the diagnosis, Kelly Ann needed quick resources, advice, and tools for what to do next. She found that Pathfinders for Autism had all of the answers she needed. Through the organization’s resource center and training workshops, Kelly Ann felt a sense of relief by gaining vital knowledge and becoming more confident in what she needed to do for her daughter now and in the future.  

Kelly Ann has noted that the impact Pathfinders for Autism has had on her family and community is invaluable. She claimed that “The value of being able to take your child to an event where the other parents are sympathetic and non-judgmental is priceless.” 

If you are interested in supporting Pathfinders for Autism, please feel free to visit their website to find volunteer or donation opportunities.   

PSA is proud to serve our community while also continuing to grow and protect the assets of our clients. If we can be of any assistance, or if you have any questions about your insurance policies, please feel free to contact us.