The April in Paris Ball


The 8th Annual KNOWAutism 2022 Ball was held on Friday, April 1st, 2022 7PM-11PM at the HILTON HOUSTON POST OAK BY THE GALLERIA.

The 2022 theme, “As I Am, April in Paris,” is all about the power of acceptance and inclusion to improve the lives of children with autism, to support their families and caregivers, and provide everyone the opportunity to thrive. The evening included a cocktail reception, live auctions, dinner, musical performances, surprise guests, and more. We honored the 2022 KNOWAutism Sippi and Ajay Khurana Heroes Award recipients, recognized our corporate, community, and frontline heroes.

Board of Director


Ali & Habiba Dhanani
Perri Palermo

Autism now affects 1 in 44 children in the United States.

Children with autism have increased educational, medical, and behavioral health care costs, which often create a significant financial strain for families. But early diagnosis and intervention can improve long-term outcomes and reduce the lifetime cost of care for children with autism.

We believe that no child should be left untreated due to a lack of information, awareness, or financial resources.

We also believe that greater acceptance and inclusion of people with autism can improve their quality of life, reduce strain on families, and provide autistic individuals (and their families) the opportunity to thrive. Our programs are focused on increasing autism awareness, providing families with financial assistance, and supporting community programs that serve children with autism and their families.

The Gala is our largest event of the year, providing us with the funding and resources we need to carry out our mission to improve the lives of children with autism. By purchasing a table, tickets, or making a donation, you will play an essential role in ensuring the success of this event and the continued expansion of our work.

This event was a celebration of community, connection, and collaboration. Please support us.