Thanks for visiting my fundraising page! I am excited to participate in this Power Pedal for Next for Autism and give back to an organization that is very close to my heart. My older brother, Jack, was diagnosed with autism when he was just 18 months old. Growing up with him has been a great adventure filled with many highs but also some challenges. Programs like the ones supported and built by NEXT have offered him housing, education, vocational training, music therapy and other invaluable services. Every dollar donated here work to create greater access to innovative and life-enhancing programs for people like my brother. I am very proud to support NEXT and hope you will join me in sponsoring my ride!
NEXT for Autism, formerly New York Collaborates for Autism, has spent nearly 15 years building innovative programs including the NYC Autism Charter School, the first charter school for children with autism in NY; the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, a diagnostic, clinical and research facility with NY-Presbyterian Hospital, and soon Neighborhood Network of New York, a community-living program for adults with autism, a fast-growing segment of the population.