10 Twenty Five to host third Annual Autism Acceptance Cornhole Tournament April 22 to benefit Family Initiative

10 Twenty Five in downtown Fort Myers is hosting its third annual Autism Acceptance Cornhole tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. to benefit Family Initiative. “More than just fun and games, this event will help us raise awareness of autism acceptance as well as raise funds to purchase and build a sensory.

Family Initiative to host 2023 Autism Acceptance Awards on April 29

The culmination of April’s Autism Acceptance Month coincides with Family Initiative’s Autism Acceptance Awards Gala at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. The Gala will begin with a cocktail hour where guests can mix, mingle and bid on an impressive array of auction items. Guests will enjoy dinner, live music, an exciting.

Family Initiative fights for customizable school choice, learning options for students with unique abilities

Family Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and families with autism, recently participated in the introduction of Florida House Bill 1 (HB 1), which would provide access to education savings accounts (ESA) and expand eligibility to children with unique abilities. HB 1, filed by Choice and Innovation Subcommittee Chair Kaylee Tuck (R–Lake Placid) and.

Family Initiative to host autism activist Temple Grandin for Redefining Autism speaker series on Jan. 7

Family Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting children and families with autism, is continuing its Redefining Autism speaker series with a presentation by renowned autism activist Dr. Temple Grandin on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 4050 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. As part of the Redefining Autism series, Grandin will.

Family initiative welcomes Margie Mitchell to board of directors

Family Initiative, a nonprofit Cape Coral based charitable organization dedicated to supporting children with autism and their families, is excited to announce the newest member of their board of directors, Margie Mitchell. Mitchell will work alongside 10 board members as well as David Brown and Anjali Van Drie, the co-founders of the organization, to promote.

Family Initiative’s All in for Autism Casino Night raises $195,000 to support launch of Thrive Academy

Family Initiative’s All in for Autism Casino Night brought in $195,000 to support the launch of Thrive Academy, a private educational space designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Held Nov. 4 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort, the event was made possible thanks to many sponsors including the.

Family Initiative’s Redefining Autism speaker series continues Nov. 11 with Dr. Michael Morrier

Family Initiative’s Redefining Autism speaker series continues Nov. 11 with renowned expert Dr. Michael Morrier presenting on how the diagnosis, treatment and conversation about autism has been redefined over the years. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at 3 p.m. at the Family Initiative Autism Center, 734 SW 4th St..

Family Initiative reopens in Cape Coral, providing basic supplies for families

Family Initiative’s Autism Support Center in Cape Coral has reopened to provide basic food supplies and bottled water for Southwest Florida families with autism. The Autism Support Center, located at 734 SW 4th St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To continue providing services to families with autism in need,.

Family Initiative welcomes Haley Moss as the first in the Redefining Autism speaker series

Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community service organization based in Cape Coral, Florida, is hosting a speaker series focused on Redefining Autism this fall. On Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., Haley Moss will be the first in a series of speakers to engage the community in a discussion of inclusion, acceptance and.

Family Initiative teams up with Family Support Services to provide in Pinellas and Pasco counties

Family Initiative, a Florida-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with Family Support Services in Pinellas and Pasco counties to provide support to out-of-home caregivers to benefit children in the child welfare system. Family Initiative’s Family Impact Program supports caregivers in raising children from difficult backgrounds and includes caregiver education and in-home support. The education forums aid.