There May Be An App For That

A guest blog by The Arc of Northern Virginia, a Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Every parent worries about their children’s safety, especially when the children are out in public.  But parents of young adults with autism can live with heightened levels of concern.  [...]

2019-12-17T13:58:13-05:00December 17th, 2019|

2019 Year End Review

Read about our 2019 work and accomplishments in our Year End Review!

2019-11-25T10:16:28-05:00November 19th, 2019|

Making the Arts Accessible to All

Museum outings are popular family affairs -- meaningful activities that everyone can enjoy which are also educational. One challenge? The sensory stimuli can be overwhelming to some children, and even more so for some children with autism. Now, three museums across the country are doing [...]

2019-11-22T14:35:07-05:00November 7th, 2019|

Working Toward Adulthood

As Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, we at NEXT for AUTISM would like to highlight a key focus of our work - advancing the future for adults with autism by creating more opportunities for them. Our work addresses every life stage of individuals [...]

2018-08-24T09:26:26-05:00April 30th, 2018|

Fertile Ground for Collaboration

Through Night of Too Many Stars, NEXT for AUTISM proudly funds grantees whose programs improve the lives of people with ASD across the country. When we have the opportunity to pair two grantees, thereby enhancing each program, we feel even greater satisfaction. Not only does each [...]

2018-08-24T11:07:50-05:00November 14th, 2016|

The Lucky Ones

Pictured above: Edwin (left), Leo (center) and Kevin (right). When Ed Tournu’s leg was amputated due to a medical condition, he felt that his life was over. “I thought I was going to sit in a wheel chair all day and do nothing,” he recalled. [...]

2018-08-24T11:47:49-05:00June 19th, 2016|

Exceptional Minds- Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Spotlight

Grantee Spotlight: Exceptional Minds Sherman Oaks, CA Kevin Titcher with Stargate Studios CEO Sam Nicholson Exceptional Minds is a vocational school and working production studio that fosters remarkable creativity and talent among young adults with autism interested in pursuing a career in the digital arts. [...]

2018-08-27T11:54:05-05:00December 10th, 2014|

The Homestead- Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Spotlight

Grantee Spotlight: The Homestead Cedar Rapids, IA Pictured above: Jeff, Taylor, Leighton and Lindsey. Founded in 1991 by a dedicated group of parents and professionals in Central Iowa, the Homestead was created to address the lack of services being provided to individuals with Autism Spectrum [...]

2018-08-27T11:58:22-05:00November 19th, 2014|