Rainbow Kidz mission is to provide low-cost, high therapeutic interventions and therapies both 1:1 and in small groups using the principles ABA and the analysis of verbal behavior. Rainbow Kidz staff donate a portion of their time to provide therapy and to help keep Rainbow Kidz a low-cost program. We have awarded $53,500 for over thirty grants to underprivileged local families touched by autism the last 3 years and are thankful to each of you for allowing us to keep giving.Our goal for 2017 is $25,000 which will provide 15 year long therapy scholarships.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We have contributed over $35,000 to Autism Speaks DFW in support of research since 2013. We were selected to cut the starting line ribbon at Autism Speaks walk in 2014, 2015, AND 2016 that attracts more than 10,000 supporters annually and most recently were awarded Top Fundraising Team in DFW for Autism Speaks for a fourth year.
Dr. Debra Caudy at 29 acres, elevates the quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by creating a dynamic housing community enriched with customized programming where every person will be empowered to live with purpose and joy.
The Mission of Hugs is to create an inviting place of training and employment for adults with special needs while providing dignity, self-worth and developing respect in the community. To us this is more than just a statement, it’s ingrained in our very soul. In everything we do, we strive to fulfill our Mission and to complete our goal of changing the world one hug at a time. Hugs Cafe has been in the making for more than 15 years and began as a simple passion for people. Our Founder and President, Ruth Thompson, found this passion in the early 2000’s while working with Adults with Special needs in Parker, Colorado at New Day In Home and Respite Care. This served as the foundation for Hugs Cafe and would ultimately lead to its formation in 2013. Without her inspiration, her drive and her determination, we would not be here today.
Austen's Autistic Adventures
Our mission remains the same: to bring the world to autism and autism to the world. The purpose of the program is to bring adults with autism out of the isolation so many experience, to help them form real and lasting friendships, to better engage the social world, and to have our local community members truly know people with autism, rather than simply being aware that they exist. Combined, all these factors lead to more meaningful employment. AAA meets five days a week. (To our knowledge, we are the only daily-meeting social skills improvement group in the country.) We do all kinds of things: bowling, museums, art, theater, scavenger hunts, dance parties, zoos…whatever there may be to do in the metroplex, we do it!
Heart of Autism donated $1,000 to the St. Philip’s PreSchool Bright Futures Fund in honor of Mazy graduating from their preschool program this year. Bright Futures Fund program started last year, designed to assist disadvantaged Frisco-area children with preschool tuition, helping prepare them for a lifetime of learning and to provide the children of St. Philip’s Preschool with state of the art teaching environments and experiences that improve the quality of education.
The Counseling Place, where we are helping a client who is on the autism spectrum get professional counseling that would otherwise be financially out of reach.
It's a Sensory World, an incredible, sensory-rich center that offers educational, recreational and therapeutic services for children with special needs and their families.
We were so honored to be part of Hunters Autism Specials and their Trike Bicycle Fundraiser this month. Thank you for the opportunity and making this possible! Look at those smiles!

Legend Auto Plano

Hannah Robbins

McKinney Sunrise Rotary for McKinney All Abilities Playground