Nonprofit Connects the Community to Autism with New Office Opening in Jacksonville on Friday, April 13, 2018
Jacksonville, FL—Making Strides For Autism is pleased to announce they will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and 2nd year anniversary celebration for its recently opened office.
“We’re happy to open our first office to both the local community and to our clients who will benefit from the services and programs.” said Carrence Bass, President/CEO and Founder of Making Strides For Autism. “The ribbon-cutting ceremony and 2nd year anniversary for Making Strides For Autism marks the launch of our Friends With Autism Initiative. We’re extremely humbled and thankful for the support of the Jacksonville Community. We’re looking forward to partnering with local businesses to create a more autism-friendly community.”
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the 4:30pm ribbon-cutting featuring remarks from Jax Chamber Representative Tina Robbins, Chief of Disabled Services Division/ADA Coordinator City of Jacksonville Kevin McDaniel, and Making Strides For Autism President/CEO and Founder Carrence Bass. Local officials and business owners will assist in congratulating Making Strides For Autism on opening its first office and 2nd year anniversary.
To further extend its commitment to autism families, autistic adults, veterans, and the local community, the Friends With Autism Initiative is being launched to provide new autism-friendly training, consulting, a Popup Sensory Break Room, and Sensory Bags to help make businesses more welcoming and accommodating to the autism community. Support groups, family inclusion outings, job training, and meaningful jobs will be offered to autistic adults and families. We will also offer E.F.M.P. transition support services to veteran parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through our partnership with the Northeast Florida Women Veterans.
“Our Sensory Bags will create jobs for autistic adults and women veterans in Northeast Florida.” said Christian McNeill, Board Member of Making Strides For Autism. “Our bags will be available at local businesses that have partnered with Making Strides For Autism. Our goal is to offer them to businesses nationwide and provide 200 free bags to autism families in our community by the end of 2018.”
The new office is just one-mile from downtown, inside of the Northeast Florida Women Veterans’ building. The public is invited to tour the facilities, meet the staff and board at 2133 Broadway Ave, in Jacksonville on April 3rd between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Followed by refreshments provided by Making Strides For Autism. Please R.S.V.P. at www.bit.ly/ms4aopening
About Making Strides For Autism, Inc.:
Making Strides For Autism, Inc. (MS4A) was founded in March 2016. We're a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with a social enterprise business model. At Making Strides For Autism, Inc., our goal is to create a community that is more welcoming and inclusive for autism families. We strive to lessen the emotional and financial impact of autism on families and people living in Northeast Florida with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We are dedicated to providing support, training, and advocacy to those we serve; creating job training and meaningful jobs for people with autism, and to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on families and society. From Small StepsTo Making Strides... We connect the community to autism.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please visit www.makingstridesforautism.org , contact Carrence Bass at 904.862.6040 or email at email@example.com.
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