AUTISM SOCIETY OF BOULDER COUNTY

Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism

aka AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA BOULDER COUNTY (ASBC)   |   Boulder, CO   |  http://www.autismboulder.org/

Mission

The Autism Society of Boulder County’s mission is to raise autism awareness in Boulder and Broomfield Counties by supporting all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families, and professionals. We provide information on all topics related to autism, educational support, autism research and legislation.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Lynn Wysolmierskki

Main address

1905 15th Street, #4909

Boulder, CO 80306 USA

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Formerly known as

AUTISM SOCIETY OF BOULDER COUNTY

ASBC

EIN

20-0574440

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Autism (G84)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ASBC is working to address the problem of inclusion and overall quality of life for people on the autism spectrum and their families. We do this through support, recreation and education. Autistic people are frequently subjected to discrimination and exclusion from the community based upon their disability. ASBC works very hard to make sure people on the spectrum have access to things like education, support, medical care, first responder care and assistance, public spaces, the arts, recreation and anything society attempts to exclude autistic people and or their families.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Autism Education

The Autism Society of America Boulder County Chapter (ASBC) organizes and presents lectures on autism education to local organizations, schools, first responders and businesses

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to improve the lives of autistic people and enhance the community by facilitating the inclusion of people on the spectrum in everyday life. We provide live and online support groups for the diverse autistic population and the people who love them. We generate and subsidize opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate in recreational activities including, white water rafting, open gyms, camp, sensory friendly movies and more. Our educational programming includes, memberships at a local maker-space, a bike riding clinic, water safety lessons and community education about autism. ASBC autism education includes the challenges and benefits of autism as well as highlighting the importance of always including the perspective of autistic people.

ASBC generates opportunities for people to connect, learn and be included. Our support groups give parents and adults on the spectrum a safe space to find strategies for dealing with challenges, suggestions for trying new things, access to resources and an understanding that they are a part of a community. Our recreational activities provide low risk opportunities for people to experience something they may not have experienced and provide financial assistance or subsidies for recreational events people may not otherwise be able to afford. Our educational programs provide skill sets that enhance community involvement, safety and understanding for the community at large. The combination of these things facilitates inclusion in Boulder County and beyond.

As a highly motivated community of volunteer parents, adults with autism, autism experts and service providers we are able to utilize the strengths of each individual to execute high value programs and to try new things. We are small and mighty. Our size makes us nimble and our passion makes us able to listen to the community and to try new things quickly.

ASBC has provided an exceptional amount of resources for a large group of people with a small group of volunteers. Our support groups grow monthly. Our recreational experiences fill up quickly, sometimes within 48 hours. Our educational programs have opened doors for people on the spectrum by increasing safety, skills and community empathy. The recent update of our website shows us that the need for what we do continues to grow. We are working to grow along with it. We hope to find the funds for a paid executive director and to increase programming in all areas. This will require an increase in financial resources, staff and volunteer management. Growth can be a challenge but it is one we are happy to meet head on.

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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    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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AUTISM SOCIETY OF BOULDER COUNTY

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lynn Wysolmierski

Allen Richardson

Tom Caste

Meira Merz

Denise Day

David Grimsland

Lynn Wysolmierski

Julie Darrow

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