The Autism SpectRUN was started four years ago to support affordable, comprehensive programs for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dollars raised through this event subsidize program costs, ensuring families and indiviuduals continue to have access to life-changing services and supports.
Our GOAL this year is $50,000 to 'Raise the Bar' to meet changing needs of families in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. We're expanding offerings for preschool children, offering 'al la carte' transition programs and introducing navgiation services and additional supports for families.
The Autism Project Story
Twelve years ago, The Kennedy Center started The Autism Project with the simple recognition that a growing number of children with Autism were facing a shortage of available and accessible program supports.
Thanks to events like the SpectRun, The Kennedy Center has steadily grown to offer a lifespan of services to individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Today, The Kennedy Center is one of the leading providers in Fairfield and New Haven counties of high quality comprehensive program services for children, teens and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
Program Services include:
Ongoing social activity groups for children and young adults, teaching age-appropriate social, communication and life skills.
Family programs for respite and parent/caregiver & sibling support.
Recreation and Enrichment programs, including programs in the arts, science, cooking, and Healing Water's Swimming Lessons.
Free Informational Workshops and Assistance with information on services and resources for both families and professionals.
Other needed programs and services, such as in-home behavioral services, after-school, summer and transitional programs, and professional trainings.
Helping young adults build career and life skills through programs like Transition to Employment (T2E) and TOPS (Transition Opportunities for Post-Secondary Students.
Six Community Experience (day support) programs, designed specifically for adults with ASD.
The Cindy Dworken Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to low-income families.
For more information on our Autism programs, CLICK HERE