NFAR Men's Group - Nov 10, 2016

  • 01 November 2016

November Meeting


Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Men’s Group is for dads, step dads, and granddads helping to raise a child with autism. We offer dinner, guest speakers and a chance to network with other men in a relaxed setting.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda. 
Dinner is provided

November Topic: How His Passion for Climbing is Making a Difference for Autism

On August 30, 2016, local Dad Farzin Fallah set out to climb the 6th tallest peak in the World in Nepal at 26,906 ft.  This would be the highest climb of his life, but also one of the most important as Farzin was raising funds for a cause very dear to him - autism.   Come hear about his journey with autism as a Dad and avid climber, including breathtaking pictures from some of the most scenic places on earth.

Guest Speaker: Farzin Fallah

Farzin Fallah earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.   After graduating college, he worked as an RF Engineer for a semiconductor company for a number of years. He moved to San Diego 20 years ago to work at Qualcomm, where he still continues to work today. Farzin’s avocation is climbing/mountaineering.  He began rock climbing in 1987 and included ice climbing in 1988.  By 1992 he started mountaineering with his first attempt of Mt. Rainer and Mt. Baker.  Later he went on to climb in Bolivia, Peru, Canada, and most recently in Nepal, where he summited the 6th highest mountain in the world called Cho-Oyu.

Farzin has a 17-year-old son named Matthew, who has Asperger’s and ADHD.  He is a high school senior and preparing to attend college next fall.  As a father of a teen, Farzin recognizes the need to raise awareness for of the plight of young adults on the spectrum, who have difficulty getting into and staying in the workforce.