Diversity and Inclusion
"We strongly believe that Diversity and Inclusion practices, should also apply to community members with Disabilities and Special Needs. It is an opportunity to do better!"
FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE AUTISM COUNCIL
The month of November 2021 represents 16 years that The Autism Council of Rochester, Inc. has been serving Monroe County and the greater Rochester Community !!
The 501c3 Nonprofit was created as a labor of love and advocacy to support children, young adults, caregivers and families living with Autism.
receives the IBCCES Global Designation as a
CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTER
Autism Sensory Calming Kit™
Available Exclusively through The Autism Council!
Kits include items such as Noise Cancelling Headphones,
Fidget Toys, Sensory Brush, Calming Tip Sheet and more.
Order Yours Today $29.99 (plus tax, shipping & handling)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering details.
Building Homes for Autism
ACR & Habitat for Humanity are partnering to aid in the special housing needs for families living with Autism.
Transforming Lives One Unique Individual at a Time.
We're helping families put the pieces together to create a future of possibilities.
We are a Volunteer Human Service agency of professionals...
Our mission is to be a global leader in providing high quality...
The vision of The Autism Council of Rochester is to create a...
Who We Serve
We serve all individuals on the Autism Spectrum as well as those...
Established in 2005 as a labor of love, The Autism Council of Rochester was founded by its volunteer executive director, Lawana Jones. As the mother of an autistic daughter, Jones soon found that the Rochester community severely lacked the support services and programs her daughter and other ASD children needed to make the transition from high school to the adult community. In an effort to assist ASD children, offer support to families and advocate on their behalf, Jones created the council. The Autism Council of Rochester ultimately seeks to bridge the gap between the end of special education programs and the entrance into society for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Who We Are
Board of Directors
Honorary Board Members
Ms. Lawana Jones, President & CEO, CAS & CAT
As the mother of an autistic daughter, Jones soon found that the Rochester community severely lacked the support services and programs her daughter and other ASD children needed to make the transition from high school to the adult community. In an effort to assist ASD children, offer support to families and advocate on their behalf, Jones created the council.
Ms. Jones has been Certified as an Autism Specialist and Autism Trainer by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
What We Do
The Autism-Friendly Community designation provided by The Autism Council, provides FREE training and support to Municipalities, Town Employees, Officials, Recreation Departments, Volunteers, First Responders including Law Enforcement, Schools, Day Care Centers, and Businesses to help the public understand and support individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families.
In addition, local businesses are provided an opportunity to gain the "Autism-Friendly® Business" designation, and are provided with a window decal that can be displayed to show the company has provided autism awareness to a predetermined number of their employees. The business is also added to The Autism-Friendly App for Android or Apple phones. The App is provided to families in the local area searching for any Autism-Friendly Businesses.
There is a New Partnership between The Autism Council & Flower City Habitat for Humanity to build homes for under-served individuals and families living with Autism. June 2019 will be the Groundbreaking for our first eligible family.
For further information regarding eligibility, volunteering or donating to this very important work, please email email@example.com.
The Trevyan Rowe Autism Family Information and Referral Service Drop In Center:
2118 Chili Avenue, Westgate Plaza Rochester, New York 14624
The Service Center is open Tuesday through Thursday from 1PM to 4PM. We provide information on services and supports in our community for children, young adults and families living daily with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Be connected to services that your family member with Autism may need.
WE STRIVE TO CREATE COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Through our community awareness and educational programs, we strive to reach those that may not understand autism. By providing training , we ensure participants are prepared to address the needs of an individual with ASD.
Specialized techniques are used in each of our workshops, equipping individuals with the skills to provide care for a special needs child.
Children and Young Adults with ASD should have the same opportunities in life as others.
Our Transition To Work program is a set of events that helps prepare young adults for their transition into the working world.
Participants learn how to:
Through collaborative relationships with local businesses, we work to place ASD youth in jobs that help to provide a smooth transition into the workforce.
Those who are not ready for job placement are placed in volunteer positions where they can develop the additional skills and experience necessary to be successful.