ASPERGERS101

Your Resource for High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome

San Antonio, TX   |  www.aspergers101.org
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Mission

To empower and educate individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Aspergers', their advocates and the community so that we can provide optimum support and expanding opportunities for lifelong growth and fulfillment.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder/Executive Director

Jennifer Allen

Main address

P.O.Box 160041

San Antonio, TX 78280 USA

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EIN

47-1257855

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Aspergers101's mission includes providing optimum support and expanding opportunities for lifelong growth and fulfillment. Part of the opportunity for fulfillment is becoming independent. The number one reason people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome do not drive is fear of communication challenge with law enforcement should they be pulled over. This problem has and is being addressed by Aspergers101 by way of policy changes with Texas DPS, DMV and and State of Texas. During the 2017 Texas Legislature, HB #1434 was launched and passed allowing "Communication Impediment with a Peace Officer" on Texas DL or State ID and corresponding marketing materials to be placed in DPs offices across Texas. This passage is historical and Aspergers101 launched a state-wide TV & Radio PSA campaign alerting citizens of the new code. With the support of the Texas Governor's committee on People with Disabilities, Aspergers101 is introducing a new bill to the 2019 Legislative session furthering the cause.

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?

Top of the Spectrum News

Top of the Spectrum News is our news/video segments. We have interviewed top experts in the field of autism including, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Tony Attwood, Dr. Marc Ellison and many more!

Population(s) Served

This trail-blazing initiative is allowing Texas to lead the country in innovations to improve the interactions between law enforcement and people with disabilities while providing support for drivers wanting to expand their independence by driving. Because of the collaborative work of Aspergers101 and the Texas DPS, the following 3 initiatives were announced on April 25th, 2016 at a Press Conference from our State Capitol. 1) New Drivers License Restriction Code: Communication Impediment with a Peace Officer 2) State-wide law enforcement training on Autism, Aspergers and other disabilities within the Communication Impediment restriction code. This will be accomplished through live training that Aspergers101 is conducting with new Texas DPS Trooper Recruits and through video training modules produced in conjunction with Texas DPS and the Texas Governors Committee on People with Disabilities. 3) Aspergers101 teamed up with Texas DPS Training Facility in Florence Texas to produce a template for a day-long "Driving with Autism” Camp.

Population(s) Served

This program explores the signs, the medical explanation, and the hardwired facts. Topics discussed: signs of autism, the importance of diagnosis, grief, and moving forward with awareness. Hosted by Jennifer Allen, Founder of Aspergers101 and her son Samuel Allen. Special guest: Dr. Berenice de la Cruz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Chief Operating Officer, Autism Community Network. MORE: the San Antonio Public Library and Aspergers101 announced a partnership and upcoming four-part educational series that will focus on understanding and excelling with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. A well-known team of autism experts (many of whom live successfully on the spectrum) will participate in discussions about important related topics. A question and answer session with the panel experts will follow each night. The series will be presented by Jennifer Allen, Founder and CEO of Aspergers101. Aspergers101 is a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering and educating individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, their advocates, and the community.

Population(s) Served

Celebrating the Uniqueness of Autism is a campaign designed to do just that…celebrate the quirks and perks of Aspergers Syndrome. One way Aspergers101 will reach out is through a collaborative effort with the Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s TV Station in San Antonio Texas, WOAI-TV. Celebrating the Uniqueness of Autism to the viewers through a series of PSAs (Public Service Announcements) to air on WOAI, News 4 San Antonio, and digital Channel 4.2 Antenna TV as well as a worldwide reach on Aspergers101.org. Agreeing to host the PSA series is senior veteran anchor Randy Beamer with the initial ads featuring the talents of Dr. Temple Grandin, Samuel Allen and Houston Eco-Artist Grant Manier. Each posses unique talents that could have been overlooked if not for someone standing up for them and guiding them toward their area of expertise.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

SABJ Small Non-Profit of the Year 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of affiliates speaking to government leaders about relevant policy issues

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Driving with Autism and other Communication Impediments

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Aspergers101 reach in the "Driving with Autism" Texas initiative has produced 2 Bills in the 85th and 86th Texas Legislature. HB 1434 was passed unanimously in 2017, SB 976 is being considered now.

Number of works published from new writers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Aspergers: From Diagnosis to Independence Summer Series

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Offered as a free live event and ongoing through free videwing on Aspergers101, Summer Series with the SA Library offered 4 new writers on the topics of: Diagnosis, Employment, Education and Independ

Number of broadcast audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Driving with Autism and other Communication Impediments

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

"Driving with Autism" TV and Radio & Print outreach. Additionally to State Law Enforcement Training.

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Driving with Autism and other Communication Impediments

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As a metric to determine the Aspergers101.org "customers reporting satisfaction with program", we displayed our monthly return on-line visitors according to Google Analytics.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

The goal at Aspergers101 is to inform parents, educators and those on the higher end of the autism spectrum of how to live your very best under the autism/asperger diagnosis. We bring the experts to you, free of charge, so you can make the best decisions for yourself or your child throughout a lifetime. Our goal is to inform, educate and offer policy changes that would enable those with Asperger Syndrome to live a life of independence.

Driving with Autism initiative
Workshops, conferences and live-streaming information on living your best with Asperger syndrome
Maintain a current and credible website on Autism/Asperger Syndrome available free of charge, 24/7
Train, educators, law enforcement and employers on characteristics of Asperger Syndrome

We house experts in the field of Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Doctors, Educators, Therapists, Parents and those living successfully on the spectrum.
We have aligned our Driving with Autism program with the support of the Texas Governor's committee on People with disabilities.
Our primary qualification for serving our audience is the director is a mother of a son with asperger Syndrome who is passionate to help others live their very best. It is her drive, heart and example that is the heartbeat of the organization and propels it's mission far beyond organizations substantially larger.

We have achieved a steady growth in website usage from 2014 (400/month) to 2018 (25,000+/month) as well as on our social media platforms
On-line and local awards and recognitions
State coverage on "Driving with Autism" initiative
Called upon as 'experts' by news media on the topic of Autism/Asperger Syndrome
Greatest accomplishment - testimonials from those living on the spectrum who are doing well and living independently
We want to keep the trend of growth, outreach and policy changes for those seeking information on Asperger Syndrome. We are launching new categories on our website (Depression, Driving) and offering video conferencing on aspergers101.

Financials

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

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ASPERGERS101

Board of directors
as of 06/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Clapp

Edward Jones

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Sandra Murphy

KTSA Radio

Term: 2016 - 2018

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable