World Autism Awareness Day - April 2, 2015

KVCR will present a night of programming on autism beginning at 7:00pm

7:00 POV “Neurotypical” An exploration of autism is showcased from the point of view of autistic people themselves.

8:00 AUTISM LOOKING FORWARD California unemployment is currently averaging about 8%, however for adults on the autism spectrum, their unemployment rate is estimated 80%. There are currently more than 15,000 adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in California and an estimated 60,000 children expected to reach adulthood within the next ten years. This program will discuss this issue and explore ideas to address the problem and share opportunities for employment and vocational options for adults with ASD. The program will discuss the issues families with ASD face when traveling.  Learn about a “practice method” in place for families to try here in Southern California.

9:00 AUTISM COMING OF AGE In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. The one-hour documentary provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges and possible outcomes for the future.

2015 Autism Related Events

KVCR Autism Night

Coloring For the Future of Autism

Some of the business in Inland Empire provide an opportunity for you to support families with Autism.

2015 Participating businesses include:

Participating Businesses
Big Guys Pizza 24735 Alessandro Boulevard Moreno Valley
Budget Transmissions II 1620 N. "E" Street San Bernardino
Cannataro’s Italian Restaurant 12345 Mountain Avenue Chino
Colton Chamber of Commerce 655 North La Cadena Drive Colton
Cuca's Mexican Food 219 11th Street Redlands
Cuca's Mexican Food 3644 E. Highland Avenue Highland
Cuca's Mexican Food 1752 E. Lugonia Avenue Mentone
Cuca's Mexican Food 119 N. Riverside Avenue Rialto
Cuca's Mexican Food 34380 Yucaipa Boulevard Yucaipa
Cuca's Mexican Food 11221 California Street Loma Linda
El Kiosco 916 S Riverside Avenue Rialto
Eadie & Payne, LLC 1839 W. Redlands Avenue Redlands
Gourmet Pizza Shoppe 120 E State Street Redlands
International Day Spa 325 Cajon Street Redlands
Johnny Russo’s Italian Kitchen 1335 W. Ramsey Street Banning
Judy Wipf, DDS 1745 N. Riverside Avenue Rialto
Just For Kids Dentistry #200 104 E. Olive Avenue Redlands
Kut Haus Salon 123 Yale Avenue Claremont
Las Fuentes 336 North Eureka Street Redlands
Mill Creek 2087 Orange Tree Lane Redlands
My Hero Subs #2 1049 W. Mill Street San Bernardino
Patio West Deli 108 Riverside Avenue Rialto
Pet Chalet 326 Adams Circle Corona
Pine Haven Café and Catering 1191 E. Foothill Boulevard Upland
Sterling &Co 28 E. State Street Redlands
Taco Shop 1331 Kendall Drive San Bernardino
The Haven 42 W. Ramsey Street Banning
The Stoppe 1140 Beaumont Avenue Banning
Valleywide Collision Specialist 453 W Esplanade Avenue Hemet
Vintique 18261 Collier Avenue Suite B Lake Elsinore
Sub Station 3663 Canyon Crest Drive Riverside
nerdpop / The Vault 20 E Vine Street Redlands
Two Guys Pasta and Pizza 2566 E. Highland Avenue Highland


As part of the grant we made this short video trying to capture all the great things that happened at mini-camp.  I was privileged to watch many children, teens and adults with autism communicate for the first time in ways parents had never imagined.  There were many tears of joy and surprise.  It will be a memory that will stay with me always. Thank you to all the parents and the volunteers who participated in our camps, and to Lillian Vasquez at KVCR for putting this wonderful video together!  I hope this inspires and encourages many others.




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