Who we are...
We're raising Awareness, Acceptance and making Amazing Memories with families!
That’s our mission here at The Autism Nation, and it’s at the heart of what we do. Founded by families with special needs for families with special needs. Our volunteer-based staff hosts truly magical, family-friendly events that are safe, welcoming, fun; and most of all, memory-making for everyone touched by special needs. Because in the end, what’s more important than that?
How is our non-profit different?
Thanks to the ongoing efforts of non-profits who have come before us, autism is more widely recognized and researched than ever before. But there’s more that can be done when it comes to a feeling of true acceptance and social inclusivity. We recognized the need for events where all families can feel safe and supported, so they can make memories and have FUN together too... that’s how The Autism Nation, was born!
With the help of our big-hearted sponsors, we are able to create welcoming spaces where magical family memories can be made. Our events are a “judge-free zone” and open to everyone. Whether you have special needs or love someone with special needs, we want everyone to feel seen, included, and accepted. Everyone deserves to have fun!
* This event is free, but space is limited! Please reserve a ticket for EACH person attending. Registration opens Monday, May 16th!
Each family will get their own scheduled time to meet with a horse face-to-face, where you’ll learn a little bit about horses, and even get a chance to brush and feed one! The child will also have an opportunity to ride around the pen on the back of the horse a few times. We will have staff to help assist and support the horse and riders. There will be helmets available, but you are welcome to bring your child’s helmet from home. A photographer will be there to help capture the moment!
* This event is free, but space is limited! Only ONE ticket is needed per family. Register soon!
Hey, you better not pout...
'cause Santa's coming to town!
Friday, Dec. 17th | 5 - 9 PM
Join us for a magical evening of letters to Santa, a train ride with Christmas character sitings and treats, a photo op with Santa, hot chocolate/coffee + cookies, and more!
YAY! It's that time again!
November 21st, 2021
Thank You "Fall on The Spectrum" 2021 Sponsors!
Our Past Magic
Check out the pictures to see why we do what we do… it’s all for these smiles.