Autism After 18, a non-profit organization created to help young adults with autism progress toward independent lives is hosting their first annual holiday party at Providence Country Club on Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. This is a FREE event for young adults (ages 16+) and only $10 for additional family members.
Autism After 18’s mission is to “unlock life’s potential for young adults with autism.” The organization was started by Margaret and Erik Neelsen, whose son Ryan is a high school senior with autism. Since its inception earlier this year, Autism After 18 has hosted two other social events, three fundraisers and a volunteer night. Future activities for the group are expected to include more social and networking outings, workshops on life skills, and the facilitation of professional opportunities.
“Events such as our holiday party will continue to help our group of young adults as they enhance their social skills,” said Margaret Neelsen, chairperson of Autism After 18. “We look forward to celebrating the holidays with them and their families, and to the growth of our new community.”
Want to go? You must register in advance attend. Can’t attend but want to make a donation? You do so here. Learn more about how you can get involved in the organization here. For more information on Autism After 18, please visit their website.