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Vote For Autistic Teen to Win $10,000 Scholarship

Hello my name is Renee Nitti and my son is Nicholas Matawa. He is a senior at Brick Memorial HS in Brick NJ. He is also Autistic. He was in a special needs school until his senior year.

He entered a Scholarship contest to win $10,000. He had to make his Prom tux out of duct tape and were it to prom. Pictures attached. He is now a FINALIST!!! Now it is up to the general public to vote. You can vote once a day for the next 12 days using every email address you have! Here is the voting link.


When he was diagnosed with Autism I was told he would be lucky to graduate high school. I am a single disabled mother who wants her son to become the best he can be. I am left all of the financial burden to make this happen. The only person who would have helped us financially is my father. Unfortunately he passed away last September 2017. This $10,000 would help. We are short about $65000 for his college career. He is fortunate to be accepted into Marshall University where the National Autism Training center has its office. He will be able to get treatment with them.

So can you PLEASE help me spread the word to get votes and prove that Autistic Children matter??,

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