At NEXT for AUTISM, we operate as social entrepreneurs. With each new project, we identify best-in- class initiatives, collaborate with partners, and provide seed funding to create cutting-edge, model programs. We focus on excellence, outcomes, and the potential for dissemination nationally. Once we have designed and launched the programs, NEXT for AUTISM continues our involvement over years, by providing:
- 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 NewYork-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, have led to the creation of extraordinary programs for children, adolescents and adults. See our partners here.