AutisticFusion’s is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that works through advocacy, action, accommodations and appreciation to tackle the Aging of Autism. Our primary focus at Fusion is in the areas of education, employment, life skills, relationships and transportation. Teens and adults with autism are looking for supports that are convenient, affordable, and relevant to their needs. It’s well known that there is a gap nationally in services that effectively bridge programs from the educational setting into the “real world” with person centered planning. We are working to change that!
We empower inclusive futures for teens and adults living with autism.
Our Work –
AUTISM IN THE COMMUNITY – Our ambassadors raise awareness and acceptance at fairs, special events, keynote speaking opportunities and at our community events. We also provide public training sessions in person, hosted online or through social media so we can continue to provide current data on autism and the issues facing teens and adults today.
PUBLIC POLICY EFFORTS – Laws and proposed legislation that relates to the human rights of people with disabilities will be on our radar. Action Alerts will be distributed via email for people interested in contacting their Representatives and Senators about issues that have a direct effect on their lives.
SUPPORT GROUPS – Marble Minders support group system is designed to encourage and realign your well-being when you’ve “lost your marbles”. Marbles provided.
INCLUSION INITIATIVE – blendability provides opportunities for teens and adults to enjoy outings and events together in a sensory sensitive OR sensory seeking environment. blendability partners are trained and certified as an AutisticFusion Ally.
The Board of Directors for AutisticFusion is comprised of six talented and experienced adults in the autism community. Our founding group of compassionate Board of Directors is a collaboration between adults with autism and neurotypicals caregivers. Mikayla Houser is our founding member of the Board. She has executive experience in the disability industry and has consulted with several organizations regarding interim management, fundraising and business development efforts. She is a parent of an autistic adult and is very familiar with the challenges facing our adult population after experiencing autism’s cliff first hand. Additionally, self-advocates include three well known Allies; Michele Newmann, Kent Schassberger and Jane Strauss. And parent/caregiver representation also by Sarah Connell and Angela Kirkpatrick.
This year, we are working to finalize our plans and initiate the solid foundation for Fusion to continue to serve many people impacted by autism well into the future by our actions today. Our bylaws outline our member’s term limits to 2 year terms, up to 3 cycles per member. After this 6 year timeline, the member has the option to reapply for board membership after 12 months. It is also expectation that 100% of our board members participate in our Give / Get policy for giving. Our members are 100% compliant to date.