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Boo Bash

October 28, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

🎃👻 Join Us for ISW’s 9th Annual Boo Bash! 🎉

Presented by It’s a Sensory World! and Ability Connection, get ready for a spooktacular evening of Halloween fun at Boo Bash! 🎃👻

🗓️ Date: October 28th
🕡 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
📍 Location: Ability Connection (7880 Bent Branch Dr #150 Irving, TX 75063)

This year’s Boo Bash is set to be a frightfully fantastic celebration, featuring a wide array of activities for the entire family:
🚗 Trunk-or-Treat: Decorated trunks, loaded with goodies, await our trick-or-treaters. Bring your best costumes and get ready for a trunk-or-treat adventure!
📚 Resource Fair: Explore valuable resources and connect with organizations that support the needs of our community. Discover helpful information and services!
🚌 Boo Bus: Climb aboard the Boo Bus for a thrilling journey through a world of Halloween wonder and excitement!
🍭 Snack Stand: Satisfy your cravings with a variety of delicious snacks and treats. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!
🎪 Bounce House & Carnival Games: Test your skills and win prizes at our carnival games. Fun for all ages, it’s a great way to challenge yourself and have a blast!

Don’t forget to swing by the Check-in booth to grab your tickets:
– $5 for entry
– $20 for an unlimited fun wristband
– Individual tickets will also be available for purchase

We can’t wait to see you there for a night of spooky surprises, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. Bring your friends and family, and let’s make this Boo Bash the best one yet!

For more information, updates, and to stay connected with us, RSVP to this event (Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/8Zbd9roZ5) and stay tuned for all the ghoulish details on social media. Get ready to have a hauntingly good time! 👻🧡


October 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Ability Connection
7880 Bent Branch Dr #150
Irving, Texas 75063 United States
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Rekha Suryanarayana

Rekha Suryanarayana has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and worked in the Semiconductor industry for 6 years. When her son was diagnosed with Autism in 2001 at the age of three, she left her job to devote herself full-time to his rehabilitation.

The experience of working with various therapists to rehabilitate her son led her to start ISW, a place where the entire family could participate in a child’s rehabilitation. 

She founded It’s a Sensory World! with Angela Stephens in 2007 to fill a void in services for children with special needs including those with autism.

None of this would have been possible without the financial support and encouragement of her husband, P.V. “Suri” Suryanarayana and ISW would never have been conceived but for their son Siddhartha!

Louis N. Lee III (Buddy)

Louis N. Lee, III (“Buddy”) has been on the Board of ISW since July of 2015; and served as its’ Chairperson from August 2015 to September 2018. Buddy also served as counsel to It’s a Sensory World!’s for-profit company since its inception in October of 2007.

Buddy is an attorney with the law firm Weaver Johnston & Nelson, PLLC spending a considerable amount of his time advising and providing legal services to a variety of closely-held businesses in a number of different industries.

During his career, Buddy has served on several Boards of Directors- including three that he presently sits on. Buddy has been on the Board of Directors of the Dallas All Sports Association (“DASA”) since 2005 and was its’ President from May of 2009 until May of 2011. Buddy earned his Undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder, his Law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and his Master’s in law (emphasizing taxation) from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Buddy has two sons and is married to Becky McGee Lee, also an attorney.

John Foley

John Foley and his wife Jennifer have a 16-year-old son on the autism spectrum. They have been very involved in the autism community in Dallas. Originally from upstate New York, John escaped the “Great White North” and relocated to Dallas in 1989.

John is a global human resources executive with more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech, manufacturing and distribution industries. He is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Builders FirstSource (BFS) in Dallas Texas. BFS is the largest supplier of lumber and building materials to the residential housing market in the US. John has held previous human resources leadership roles with Austin Industries, Maxim Integrated Products and Dallas Semiconductor Corporation.

John received his undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1985 and an Executive M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2003.

Sharilyn Getz

Sharilyn has been on the Board of ISW since January of 2018.  She has a BA in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Liberal Arts from SMU.

Having grown up with a sister who had special needs, Sharilyn has personal experience with the struggles families face in getting adequate and quality services for their children.

Sharilyn has been an active Junior League volunteer since 1998 and has had significant role in volunteer engagement at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

She also volunteers with several special needs’ programs at Highland Park United Methodist Church: Night OWLS, a respite program for special needs children and their siblings; The Walk, a special needs Sunday School program; and SibShop, a sibling support for siblings of special needs children.

Vipin Nambiar

Vipin is the managing partner of HN Capital Partners, an opportunistic investment manager based in Dallas, TX. He was formerly a Managing Director in the investment group at the Hunt organization in Texas. He has over 13 years of experience in public and private real estate having invested in and managed over $2 billion of assets. He was previously a Vice President at Hunt Realty Investments Inc., and served as the portfolio manager for Presidio Investments, a leading CMBS and CRE structured product investor.

Vipin is passionate about ISW and joined its board in 2015. He has been its Chairperson since September 2018 and finance chair since 2015. He helps develop the school’s budget, fund raising targets, tax forms, and assists in all aspects of governance through his role on the board. He was previously a member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on the diversity council for the Texas Real Estate Council. Vipin has an MBA, with a focus on finance and economics, from the University of Chicago. He was trained as an urban economist and an architect prior to that.

Brady Colby

Brady has served on the Board of ISW since the summer of 2020. Brady received his bachelor’s in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly after graduating, he moved into working in education and educational
technology where he has spent the bulk of his career. Brady now is the founder and CEO of Thirty Two Edu as well as an Expert in Residence for HolonIQ.

Brady’s wife, Presley has taught at ISW for more than five years, and in that time Brady
has consistently volunteered to help the students and staff at ISW. They now live with their new daughter, Hollis, in Plano.

Janet G. Keckeisen

Janet G. Keckeisen has been on the Board of ISW since April of 2020.

Janet is Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations for Valhi, Inc., a diversified holding company. Prior to her joining Valhi in 2007, Janet was Corporate Controller for Software Spectrum, Inc. Janet is a certified public accountant, and she has held various financial leadership roles during her career. Janet holds a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of North Texas.

Janet serves on the Board of the Junior Charity League of Dallas and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League. She is married and has two daughters.

Scott Winkler

Scott is a certified public accountant and partner at Weaver, a Texas-based national accounting firm, where he specializes in audits of alternative investment funds. Scott began his career as an intern with Weaver and worked his way to partner for over 11+ years. He graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in finance.

Scott’s eldest son Wyatt is a student at ISW, and his wife, Lauren, is a regular volunteer at ISW. Together, Lauren and Scott have seen Wyatt benefit from ISW’s tailored “bottom-up” approach to development and learning and remain passionate about the vision and mission.