Magic Moments

We hope you will share in our celebration of Magic Moments’ 10th anniversary by joining us on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the brand new “Warehouse” venue at Fairfield Theater Company.  We are very excited that this 10th anniversary will be a very special opportunity to reunite with friends, reconnect with all our past supporters, and remember all those who have helped The Autism Project reach this point.  

This night of CELEBRATION starts off at 7:00 pm

with a Craft Beer Tasting hosted by Harry's Wine & Liquor Market

featuring Half Full Brewery, Fairfield Craft Ales, Stony Creek Brewery, New England Cider Co. and Two Roads Brewery.  

There will also be Fabulous Food, a Silent Auction (CHECK OUT OUR SNEAK PEAK OF PRIZES) and at

9:00 pm, we will move to center stage with the evening's main entertainment,

2015 Finalist to "America's Got Talent", Stand-Up Magician Derek Hughes.

Food and an Open Bar will continue to flow as we end the evening with some Rock 'n Roll from The Fry Daddys.  

It's an evening you won't soon forget and one that will support affordable quality programs for the children with autism in our community.


Directions to FTC

Frontier Communications is helping to Make Magic for The Autism Project.
From now to September 3, every person that signs up, Frontier will give $50 to The Autism Project.  Click Here to find out more!

Magic Moment 2016 Sponsors


The Andres Family

The Carroll Family Fund

Jeff Dworken & Family

Mike Dworken

The Evensen Family

Frontier Communications

The Paul & Joy Horton Family Fund

McCarter & English


The Blanco Family

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Commerce Park Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics

The Foley Family

The Mayo Family

News America Marketing

Pediatric Healthcare Associates

The Autism Project started with the simple recognition that a growing number of children with autism were facing a shortage of available and accessible programming.  Through the funds raised from the first Magic Moments event, The Kennedy Center created partnerships with families to provide programs that would meet both the families’ and children’s needs. After ten years, Magic Moments remains the main funding source for The Autism Project and has enabled The Autism Project to touch the lives of over 500 local children and their families through programs that helped them not only gain confidence, but also thrive by maximizing their potential.  




For more information, please contact The Kennedy Center Development Department at 203-365-8522, ext. 229 or email.

2016 Pictures

EVENT HISTORY: Parents from our Birth to Three Program who had a child with autism wanted to help us start an Autism Program for children age 4 to 21 years. In 2007, they created and chaired Magic Moments and from the monies raised that evening we were able to start The Autism Project. The Kennedy Center developed this much needed program for children affected with autism spectrum disorders. The program supports these children and their families with a variety of afterschool programs, resource and referral resources, seminars and advocacy, respite and social activity groups. The proceeds from the Magic Moments event are still the main source of revenue for The Autism Project.