Autism Today Foundation

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Bringing Resources to Families & Professionals Everywhere.

A child stands in front of an open door adorned with colorful puzzle pieces, representing the autism spectrum. The room behind the door is dark, while the space beyond is bright and filled with light. The image evokes a sense of exploration and discovery.

25+

Years

About

Autism Today Foundation

Help You Need Now

Autism Today is the first global conference, information, and resource center utilizing its web portal, AutismToday.com, to bring the latest online and live interactive expertise and awareness on the topic of autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related disorders to every corner of the world.

Breaking Barriers: Advocacy and Awareness Initiatives

Community Connections: Fostering Social Integration

Inclusive Support: Programs for Individuals and Families

Education and Resources: Navigating the Spectrum with Autism Today

Karen Simmons

Founder

Stars of Autism,
Finding the Spark

The Autism Today brand is inspired by the idea of the Red Green, Blue light spectrum When the three lights combine, we find a bright white in the intersection of colors which emphasize the gifts, strengths and talents of neurodiverse individuals.

This concept plays with the idea of moments when all the pieces come together, and you find the “spark”. It is the moment of clarity, when all perspectives align and there is hope.

We give our children gold stars when they excel in school and to reward them for a job well done. It is up to us to focus on the amazing abilities people have to offer and shine light on their talent.

Charitable Purpose

Lifetime Cost savings

In a recent study (Roddy & O’Neill, 2018) when government restricted funding to $20,000 in general supports, many of these families spent in excess of $40,000 out-of-pocket for additional treatment and support. Much of this annual expense can be wasted on therapies, products and services that don’t work each individual’s unique situation and valuable time and money is continually wasted without any substantial gains.

The estimated lifetime cost of supporting an individual with autism spectrum disorder ranges between $1.2 million to $4.7 million based on the level of symptom severity and disability (Dudley & Emery, 2014). Families spend from $27,000 to $130,000 a year to support one family member with autism or neurodiversity.

Cost savings of more than $50,000 per person during their lifetime based on increased independence. Cost savings of $276,000 per person in direct and indirect healthcare and social supports. We will provide scholarships, mentor programs and enhance access to education and training to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Autism Today Foundation help reduce wasted time and money by providing much needed information as a FREE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC. We will promote health by showcasing for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families the wide variety of treatment methods, products and services that might be of help to their unique situation or concern and provide them with access to resources, information, support services and programs.

We will provide inspiration and hope to those struggling by showing them success stories that are similar to their own while advancing the publics appreciation of the arts by producing public art exhibitions, presentations, and performance art(s) events, and by providing a forum for artists with or impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder to exhibit, present, or perform their artistic works through participation in such events. We will teach the world to see beyond the disability and recognize the greatness that exists in every human being.

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