Everyone touched by Autism needs some help.
Our projects are designed to provide support and relief to children, parents, siblings, relatives, friends, caregivers.
Monthly Support Group Meetings
A welcoming environment where people whose lives are touched by Autism can come together to share their challenges and triumphs, receive updated information about available therapies and get information on community-based solutions. Guest speakers will also provide professional insight on current research and ways of improving quality of life. Contact us to:
- Share your story
- Gather more information
- Find out how you can give or receive help
Weighted blankets are effective in comforting a person with Autism, but can be costly to purchase. Village Angels members are making these blankets and distributing them for free, to families in need. Contact us to:
- Receive a blanket
- Join the sewing circle
- Donate funds or materials
Contact us if you are interested in:
- Annual family picnic at Baseline Park in Ocala
- Visit to Chuckie Cheese
- Bowling in The Villages
We have partnered with West Port High School to promote a mentor program for students with autism. Started by Norma Barnes, the high school autism teacher, the program is designed to teach typical students to mentor the autism students.
The Mentor Program not only helps these students to learn how to interact with the general community, but also helps the typical students to understand and help with the difficulties that someone who has autism experience every day.
Our goal is to expand this program to all the autism classrooms Marion County. Through the mentors, we hope to spread awareness of what we all need to learn and do to make life easier for those in the autism community.
2017 we awarded 2 - $1000.00 scholarships to students with autism who will be furthering their education and 2 - $1000.00 scholarships to students who have siblings with autism