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ACTORS FOR AUTISM

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Autism, Disabilities, Health, Performing Arts Centers

Mission: We believe people on the autistic spectrum have the right to live in and be part of their community. Full inclusion should be a reality not a dream. Families with children on the autistic spectrum should get the supports they need to maintain a healthy family. People on the autistic spectrum should be able to receive the training they need for their chosen profession and earn a living as fully integrated members of society. AFA's goals are to create opportunities for people on the autistic spectrum by providing training in all aspects of the entertainment industry including: acting, animation, music, broadcasting, theatre, dance and film-making. Enhancing the quality of life and leading to a vibrant tomorrow.

Target demographics: children and adults on the autistic spectrum

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people on the autistic spectrum

Geographic areas served: nationally

Programs: social skills, vocational training in Film/TV, Animation, and Video Game Design, Customized Employment and Microenterprise Development.

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