Autistic Minds Inc

Empowerment and Acceptance

Denver, CO   |  https://www.autisticminds.org

Mission

To enrich and improve the lives of young adults 18+ with ASD (Autism Spectral Disorder) and developmental disabilities. ASD includes autism, Aspergers syndrome, PDD and other similar disorders.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder, President & CEO

Malissa Ngovanduc

Main address

1312 17th St. #827

Denver, CO 80202 USA

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EIN

83-1996999

NTEE code info

Autism (G84)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The main and present problem that continues to grow is that there is no community that is designated to serve young autistic adults 18+ and single-parents with the intended like-minded philosophy, compassion and dedication like we envision. Secondly, education is the key to transformational life changes and we want to emphasize that education gives the greatest opportunity in order to make the right choices in life. We believe that young autistic adults have the capacities and capabilities to learn once given the opportunities to do so leading them to become good citizens in their own homes and communities. Everyone has their own strength of potential but schools often lacked the patience, understanding and passion to bring their potential to its fullest. We cannot change the past but we surely can change the future by giving them the opportunities. Life is about opportunities. Thirdly, we have observed that there is a problem with adherence and access to healthy nutrition and we are changing that.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Power of Learning

To give the opportunity of a lifetime learning to young autistic adults 18+ who were disadvantaged to access education.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

This program promotes inclusion and socialization to improve lives of ASD adults.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

To have a healthy lifestyle begins with healthy nutrition, being active and the joy to live.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Caregivers
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. To fully build a team of professional staff that have expertise in the fields required.
2. To increase the capacity of like-minded volunteers who have the same passion and compassion.
3. Transform lives of these young autistic adults to be healthy, happy and educated individuals to live either semi-independently or independently in their own homes within the designated community for their safety and inclusion.
4. "Exposure" to vocational/entrepreneurship education.
5. Build a safe and sustainable community for young autistic adults 18+ and their single-parents to promote inclusion and acceptance.

1. Hire a team of expert professional consultants or staff through word of mouth, professional resources and networking.
2. Seek donations, grants and funds through grant-writing process. Fundraising for awareness and raising funds. Campaigning, marketing and networking and social media platforms.
3. Register talented and skilled volunteers with expertise for our programs through our website.
4. Acquire donations of technology devices and computers from various companies for our educational programs.
5. Health: to access more healthy ingredients. We follow and adhere and maintain consistent guidelines of healthy eating lifestyle by eliminating ingredients that we do not support and using the right tools and methods.
5. Start consulting with architects, developers, contruction builders for bids.

Our 3 main existing programs' capabilities are:

1. Power of Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition: holistic approach through wellness program. We have acquired tools and machines to facilitate our programs.
2. Power of inclusion: during COVID we have limited our trips to a minimum of travel time and distances for educational, recreational and therapeutic reasons.
3. Power of education: at this moment, unfortunately, we have limited computers/ipads and other devices to share for educational/entrepreneurship purposes.

Project vision: build a dream community. We are working with an architect for a design.

Our programs have so far helped develop a pathway to reach better health and nutrition consciousness; education; social and sharing.

Despite kind donations we received we feel that they were the foundation of our humble beginning and small accomplishments because we have seen the impact that our programs have made: slowly transforming and enriching lives.

In order for us to reach our goals, we need lots of support to move to the next level, improving the scale and scope of our work to achieve our mission and vision.

We want to kindly thank you for believing in what your donations can achieve: transform lives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Autistic Minds Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Malissa Ngovanduc

Phil Blane

Kerryn Duncan

Claire Ngovanduc

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/1/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/01/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.