500,000 Teens with Autism to Join the Workforce

500,000 Teens with Autism to Join the Workforce

Proud of our friends at Aspire Accessories! Their program looks to give this population transferrable business skills by teaching light manufacturing, retail and customer service. Many people with autism are lower-mid functioning and true independent employment is not possible so thinking the statistics are even grimmer than reported.

Read the Houston Chronicle’s full article here.

500,000 Teens with Autism to Join the Workforce

Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers

Since August 26, 2017:

  • 729 emails answered
  • 574 phone calls returned
  • 468 Facebook messages
  • 23 families (we met in parking lots to hand off therapy supplies and funds when mail was unreliable those first few weeks after the storm hit)

In total, Autism Rescue Angels has granted funds, medical equipment, and therapy supplies to 126 autism families since Harvey hit 13 months ago.

What a journey! Thank you to ALL who have been part of these efforts. We could not have done any of this without your support!

Our prayers are now with all families trying to put their lives back together in Florida.

500,000 Teens with Autism to Join the Workforce

Houston Ballet Donates Tickets to Sensory Friendly Dance Performance

What a fantastic sensory-friendly performance put on today by the Houston Ballet! Tyler and I loved it. Thank you Houston Ballet for creating such a fabulous program and the WithMerci Foundation and Whitney Mercilus for donating tickets for our Autism Rescue Angels families to attend!