Grantee Spotlight

//Grantee Spotlight

2018 A Year of Empowerment

We empowered people with autism to thrive at work, at home, and in our communities with new programs and services. READ OUR ANNUAL REVIEW HERE

2018-12-11T18:26:16+00:00 December 11th, 2018|

Video: What’s Next for Autism?

What's Next for Autism? Meet Tamar, a recent graduate of our employment training program, as she embarks on a hopeful start at her first job.  Laura Slatkin and Ilene Lainer provide impassioned interviews on NEXT for AUTISM’s vision for programs that support young adults like Tamar. [...]

2018-12-07T14:15:57+00:00 December 7th, 2018|

PS-AE: 9 Interns, 9 Graduates, 9 Jobs

Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement Graduation 2018! As the 2019 class of employment training interns begins this fall at Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement, we thought everyone would enjoy this video of the previous year’s graduation.  Note the pride as these graduates share their accomplishments.  We, too, [...]

2018-09-13T16:31:51+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

“I Want to Keep You Every Day”

Launching a child into adulthood is, by all standards of motherhood, an endeavor of balance.  It requires both faith in your child’s ability to be independent and confidence that she will circle back to you for support and love. For a mother of a child [...]

2018-08-24T09:22:12+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Working Toward Adulthood

As Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, we at NEXT for AUTISM would like to highlight a key focus of our work - advancing the future for adults with autism by creating more opportunities for them. Our work addresses every life stage of individuals [...]

2018-08-24T09:26:26+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Game On, Big Easy!

Golf may not be what first comes to mind when thinking about therapeutic interventions for young people with autism, but as taught by the Els Center of Excellence at the Els for Autism Foundation in Florida, it has turned out to be a winning choice. [...]

2018-08-28T10:52:53+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

New Charter School for Children with Autism Opens in Bronx, NY

September 6, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Quynh Thai, qthai@nextforautism.org (212)759-3775 A new charter school dedicated exclusively to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will open on Thursday, September 7th, in Bronx, New York. This is the second school under the umbrella of NYC Autism Charter [...]

2018-08-28T10:55:04+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

A Second NYC Autism Charter School Opens in the South Bronx

NEXT for AUTISM had the proud pleasure of celebrating the opening of the second NYC Autism Charter School in the Bronx this fall.  NEXT for AUTISM had the proud pleasure of celebrating the opening of the second NYC Autism Charter School in the Bronx this fall. [...]

2018-08-28T10:59:11+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Spotlight: Spectrum Designs

We first worked with Spectrum Designs, the maker of customized apparel, totes and hats made by young people with autism in 2012.  A small company with a big heart and expansive ambitions, Spectrum Designs is a success story still unfolding. Beyond producing merchandise for regional and [...]

2018-08-24T09:52:57+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Surfers Healing a NEXT for AUTISM Grantee

Every parent can relate to the helplessness that Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz felt as they watched their young son lose himself in a tantrum at the beach one day. But not every parent would have arrived at their impromptu solution, which was to toss [...]

2018-08-24T10:39:21+00:00 May 25th, 2017|