J. W. Terrill Makes All our Wishes Come True for the Holidays


Fairview Heights, Illinois, December 21, 2015 –There is a Santa!  J.W. Terrill, the insurance and risk management brokerage firm for the Illinois Center for Autism (ICA), adopted our Wishing Tree this holiday season, as well as one of our families. Within 24 hours, John Breslin, our consultant, contacted ICA to report that all the wishes from the tree had been fulfilled and could we send more! Wishes ranged from an electronic keyboard, gift cards, art supplies, vacuum, sporting supplies and nearly $2,000 in cash!

It all began a few weeks ago when Mr. Breslin called to ask about ICA’s “Wishing Tree” mural in their front hallway. He and his co-workers, Whitney Dutton and David Burjoski, visited to video tape the tree, the wishes and some of their clients. They used this video to encourage their fellow employees to make the “miracle of the holidays” come true for ICA.

“We definitely believe in the magic of the season and the reminder that there are a lot of wonderful people doing great things in our communities,” said Rachel Newsome, Director of Communications and Development at ICA. “When John asked if he could present this to his company, I was excited, but truly did not anticipate the overwhelming amount of donations of goods and money.”

Breslin has worked as ICA’s insurance broker for the past three years and is extremely dedicated to their cause. “I’ve made a commitment to ICA to not just be their broker; I want J.W. Terrill to be their partner. I want to not only support the increasingly necessary work that ICA does for those challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also help them continue to offer the very best of what they do!”

 The Illinois Center for Autism has served children and adults with autism for 38 years. Located at 548 S. Ruby Lane in Fairview Heights, we are a non-profit, community-based mental health treatment and education agency. For more information about our services or autism, visit the Illinois Center for Autism website at www.illinoiscenterforautism.org.

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