THE AUTISTIC & AWESOME FOUNDATION recognizes that Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2% of our population is autistic.
We know that there is not one autism but many sub types, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
Early intervention can change a life.
Research has made clear that high quality early intervention can improve learning, communication and social skills, as well as underlying brain development.
It is our mission to be both respectful and supportive of people on the autism spectrum and we seek to:
The foundation has partnered with coaching service providers to offer coaching and mind mapping tools to individuals who have potential for business. Together we aim to empower individuals with critical entrepreneur skills, funding and support. We are looking to inspire others in leading the change in our communities.