The Color of Autism Foundation Programs
Spectrum of Care
Programming that focuses on building efficacy within the Autistic Community. We build a strong foundation within families by providing support, training, advocacy, and panel discussions focusing on empowering Parents/Caretakers to become their child’s first and best advocate.
Parent Advocacy Training
The Color of Autism Parent Training covers an array of topics facilitated by professionals. Our classes meet quarterly(Jan, April, July, and October) on Saturdays from 11AM EDT for 5 weeks virtually. Once enrolled, attendance for all Five weeks is required to receive a certificate of completion. enrollment is on a rolling basis and you will be notified when the next session is set to start.
Our goal is for you to become your child’s first teacher, best advocate, and to share what you’ve learned with your community! An Informed Community is an Empowered Community!
Please click the sign up button to complete the registration form.
Social Skills Groups
Social skills groups help children learn, develop, and practice how to communicate develop new friendships, acquire problem-solving skills, gain control over their emotions, and pay attention to others in 1:1 and group settings. Social skills play a role in building relationships and increasing independence across all learners. The primary objective is to help learners increase function according to the expected behavior from their age group.
Enrollment is ongoing and appropriate for ages 10-14 year olds.
Prior to group’s start, you will be required to complete a readiness assessment. Please click the sign up button to complete the form. Currently Virtual
Inroads to Efficacy
Employment disparities have long been researched, tracked, and documented between individuals living with disabilities and individuals living without disabilities. Those living in underserved communities continue to report high unemployment rates. In underserved communities there are few programs that create inroads to meaningful employment.
- Establish three registered apprenticeships.
- Expand Workforce options for youth ages 14-21 through Pre-Employment Transition Services through collaborative efforts our local public school system’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
- Improve employment prospects and job search skills for post-secondary autistic/neurodivergent students through career mentorship program and the development of stronger linkages between career services and disability services offices.
- Demonstrate the impact of post-secondary career mentoring programs that connect local business professionals with current post-secondary autistic and neurodivergent students.
Men of Color/Caretaker Support Group
Social Justice Training and Advocacy
Peer Support and Advocacy
The Color of Autism provides ongoing Peer Support to individuals and families in need of support and targeted advocacy. We conduct Town Halls, Special Webinar events, Cooking, Fitness, Social Groups, and Support Groups. Currently Virtual
Youth Peer Support Training
Advocacy, social justice from a system, community, and legislative lens
Our programs create goals for community outreach, legislative agendas, and presentation for community partnering within schools, juvenile justice, and other systems that support, train, treat Black/AA Youth Autistics and participate in task forces, initiatives, and events for Social Justice, Improving systems and empowering Black/AA Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Currently Virtual