WHAT WE DO
NEXT for AUTISM builds national programs that enhance the lives of autistic adults in the areas of home, work, social, health, and well-being, including NEXT for DSP, a professional development curriculum for DSPs, NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS, a new scholarship initiative, NEXT CONNECTS, a co-mentorship program, and COLOR THE SPECTRUM, a grants program that supports autistic-led and community.
NEXT for AUTISM transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs. We believe that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. We continually ask, what’s next for people on the autism spectrum?
- Tactical and strategic direction
- Programmatic and operational consultations
- Staff training and board development
- Additional financial commitment when appropriate
We partner with national organizations, regional agencies, and local entities to enhance services for people with autism and maximize resources. Mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations such as New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University and Weill Cornell medical schools, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Project SEARCH, the TEACCH Autism Program at the University of North Carolina, the JCC Manhattan, and Hunter College at the City University of New York, The Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation, Foot Locker, Puma, NEST New York, Ty, Sunshine Foundation, The Fragrance Foundation, Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, have led to the creation of extraordinary programs for children, adolescents and adults.