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... as we celebrate 20 years transforming the national landscape of services for people with autism.
20 years of listening. 20 years of innovating. 20 years of empowering. 20 years of sharing.
From founding the first charter school in New York to exclusively serve children with autism, and the establishment of a professional training center with Hunter College to the creation of the renowned Center for Autism and the Developing Brain with New York-Presbyterian, Columbia and Cornell, NEXT for AUTISM has always been at the forefront of building programs that enhance the lives of people with autism and their families.
With the incidence of autism in children now at 1 in 36 and more than 5.4 million autistic adults in the U.S., our work is not just important, but vital. It also means that someone you know loves someone with autism.
Looking ahead, NEXT is laser focused on ensuring a bright future for autistic adults because we believe that we all deserve to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Join us as we embark on the next 20 years of innovation and impact. Together we will expand our journey of listening, innovating, empowering, sharing and celebrating. Together we will build programs that meaningfully enhance the lives of autistic adults.
Together we will create what’s next for autism.
LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD
20 years is a significant milestone. It presents NEXT with a unique opportunity to reflect on our work, our community, and plan for what's next for autism.
We are only as good as the sum of our parts. When we listen and encourage dialogue, we collectively achieve the greatest results. Listening is what’s next for autism.
Innovative means more than simply ‘new’. At NEXT for AUTISM, we define innovation as challenging the status quo and finding creative ways to achieve our vision that every adult with autism is given the tools to thrive. Innovating is what’s next for autism.
It’s empowering to be included, be seen, and be accepted. NEXT links these keys attributes into our vision, our work model, and our programming. We want autistic adults to be empowered to participate fully in life. Empowering is what’s next for autism.
When we share, we learn and evolve. One of the few common elements of autism is that each person has a unique journey. NEXT welcomes diverse perspectives to. Sharing is what’s next for autism.
We celebrate our community. We celebrate you. We celebrate what makes us different and unique and what makes us the same. We celebrate 20 years of listening, innovating, empowering, and sharing. We celebrate what’s next for autism.
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