April is World Autism Month and as you are deciding on an organization to donate to this month, My Autism Connection, Inc. (MAC) is asking for your support 💜 ✨
MAC helps to bridge the gap from dependence to independence! MAC's program encompasses the three greatest needs for support: social engagement, skill-building, and career development. Through weekly activities, autistic adults have a safe space to connect and embark on new opportunities.
WHAT MAKES MAC SPECIAL
Services for autistic individuals are available during school years and then diminish or disappear altogether upon adulthood. When these services diminish, families of autistic adults often feel alone, worried, and hopeless about their children’s futures. They know their sons and daughters are capable of more, but they don’t know where to go for support. MAC is one of the few supports for autistic adults that aid in developing independence.
MAC listens to the Autism Community and that is why they are considered a member-driven organization. MAC's Committee of Member Representatives lend their voices to the organization and represent their fellow members in an impactful way. Through self-advocacy training, leadership opportunities, and the push for self-empowerment, MAC hopes to create a world where autistic adults are equipped and empowered to build meaningful relationships, find fulfilling work, and live their best lives.
HOW DONATIONS HELP
MAC is a very small, grassroots non-profit that does not receive state or federal funding and relies on your contribution to continue programming.
When you donate to MAC, you can know your generosity is creating hope for autistic adults to realize their potential.
Your donation will help to:
- Subsidize the costs of our programs to our members removing barriers to access.
- Enrich our social, vocational, and life skills training.
- Develop and provide family and community education programs.
- Have safe and comfortable settings to conduct our workshops.
- Access resources and professionals to support our member programs.
- Staff our organization adequately to give each member the support to spur growth.