The Missing Link Felicia Smith Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

2020 First-Place Winners Team Everyday I’m Puzzlin’: Lauren, DeShazo and Ashleigh Tremblay and Ashley Johnson puzzle for a purpose and faced the fun and competitive challenge in an effort to raise the much-needed awareness about autism.

Local nonprofit Hope For Three Autism Advocates is hosting their annual Felicia Smith Jigsaw Puzzle Competition, Saturday, January 23rd from the comfort of participant’s homes. The family-fun event, presented by LearningRx Sugar Land and The Engleman Family, is in its fourth year of raising funds and awareness for local families but hosting the first-ever virtual event this year.

Teams of four, young and seasoned, ages 10 and up, gather for a two-hour timed competition to put together a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. The event, recently renamed, was the brainstorm of volunteer Felicia Smith who passed away late 2020 from cancer. Since the puzzle piece is the International symbol for autism, it was her idea was to hold a fun, competitive event to raise awareness, inclusion and acceptance for children on the autism spectrum.  Smith, previous National Charity League Sugar Land Jewels founder and president, was a volunteer with Hope For Three for over four years.

Now families can raise hope from home! Simply register online,, wait for your wrapped puzzle to arrive (compliments of Robert Poppy Lampkin), prepare for the competition with teammates and play via Zoom until all the pieces fit. Prestigious awards and raffles immediately follow; bragging rights are guaranteed!

Autism is the leading and fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. affecting one in 54 children; this is a number we cannot ignore. You can be the missing link and spread the word, participate, or contribute to this fun and challenging event. Event proceeds provide access to treatments and therapies to children with autism services they might otherwise go without.

For autism resources or referrals, or to register ($130 for a team of four, includes S/H) for the competition, visit To connect with LearningRx about a clinically proven one-on-one brain training program that helps clients with autism improve cognitive skills, visit