From the inception of “Waves of Changes for Autism” in 2016, Vanda has always been involved. As a proud committee member and mother of a daughter with Autism, Vanda helps assist with ongoing events throughout the year and helps especially with their annual Gala.

Waves of Changes for Autism’s mission is one of making a positive difference in the lives of children in our community affected by Autism. All funds raised go directly to providing financial assistance towards children’s therapies and specialized programs.

As of 2020, over $1 million has been raised and 235 applications have been funded! The number of community events in Vaughan help those impacted in the community.

Today, Vanda is proud to continue donating to this great cause. Her daughter, Clarissa, is also a member and holds the title as their “Young Ambassador”. In addition to this role, she provides her artwork for promotional materials. She has since been recognized for her efforts and has begun her own greeting card business.

For more information on Waves of Changes for Autism, please visit and to view Clarissa’s greeting cards, visit her on Instagram @cardsbyclarissa.