The Color of Autism Foundation Programs

Our Core Programming:

“Spectrum of Care”

The Color of Autism Foundation’s “Spectrum of Care” programming encompasses a comprehensive umbrella of support tailored to provide holistic assistance to individuals and families within the autism community. This specialized initiative offers a spectrum of services and resources, aiming to address various needs and challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The key components under the Spectrum of Care include:

  1. Educational Resources: Providing access to tailored educational materials, workshops, and seminars aimed at enhancing understanding, acceptance, and support for individuals on the autism spectrum.
  2. Support Services: Offering a range of supportive services such as counseling, guidance, and peer support networks that cater to the diverse needs of both autistic individuals and their families.
  3. Advocacy and Awareness: Engaging in advocacy efforts to raise awareness, drive policy change, and foster inclusive environments for individuals on the spectrum within communities, educational institutions, and public spaces.
  4. Life Skills Development: Facilitating programs geared towards developing essential life skills, promoting independence, and enhancing social and communication abilities among autistic individuals.
  5. Family-Centric Approach: Emphasizing a family-centric approach by providing guidance, resources, and support systems to empower families in navigating the challenges associated with caring for a loved one on the autism spectrum.
  6. Community Integration: Creating opportunities for community involvement, acceptance, and integration, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum to thrive.
  7. Cultural Sensitivity: Ensuring cultural sensitivity and inclusivity within the services provided, recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of individuals and families within the autism community.

The Spectrum of Care initiative embodies the Color of Autism Foundation’s commitment to offering a multifaceted and inclusive support network that addresses the holistic needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, promoting their overall well-being, empowerment, and integration within society.


COA Culturally Responsive Parent Training

At COA, we recognize the importance of cultural diversity in the autism community. Our Culturally Responsive Parent Training is designed to empower parents and caregivers with culturally tailored resources and insights. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how culture intersects with autism and access strategies that honor your family’s unique background. Together, we’re bridging the gap to provide the best support for your child’s needs while celebrating the richness of cultural diversity.

COA Parent Support Group

The COA Parent Support Group is your go-to place for connection, understanding, and guidance. It’s where parents and caregivers of children on the autism spectrum come together to share experiences, access resources, and build a strong community of support. Join us to connect with others who truly understand your journey and gain valuable insights to help you and your child thrive. Together, we’re here to empower and uplift each other on this remarkable path of autism parenting.


COA Black Father Support Group

Our COA Black Father Support Group is a safe and empowering space for Black fathers to connect, share, and support each other on the journey of parenting children on the autism spectrum. This group provides a platform for valuable discussions, resources, and community-building, ensuring that no Black father walks this path alone. Join us in creating a supportive network that celebrates the unique experiences and strengths of Black fathers within the autism community. Meetings held virtually every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.