Our Nonprofit’s Origin Story Begins with a Boy in a Cape

It began with a boy in a cape. He looks like any other boy but his brain is wired differently. So the kids at school and the people in his community treated him differently, and not in a good way. They were “aware” of autism, but they didn’t understand it. “Better to ignore him,” they thought. “Or make fun of him.” And the boy hid behind his cape and said, “I guess I just don’t matter.” This was my son’s story but sadly it’s a universal experience when you are on the autism spectrum. Marginalized, stigmatized, bullied and isolated, so many … [Read more...]

Transforming the Way to Engage with Autistic Children

They believed that they could fill the void of evidenced-based tools for children with autism and their families. They saw the need for more engaging tools that facilitate parent and child interaction. So the co-founders of the nonprofit, See Beneath, turned their their vision into reality by creating Aiko & Egor: Animation 4 Autism, an app to help young children with autism develop to their full potential. Over 50 incredible volunteers contributed to the creation of the animated videos that are now available in an app for both Apple and … [Read more...]

We’re Partnering with The Mighty!

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability. More than half of Americans are facing serious health conditions or medical issues. They want more than information. They want to be inspired. The Mighty publishes real stories about real … [Read more...]

How Can We Bring You a World of Support?

We're igniting hearts and opening minds so autistic individuals have every opportunity in this world to shine! Our personal and nonprofit's mission comes from our passion to help others who are on an autism journey. Today we're reaching out to find out how we can bring you a world of support through our online autism community. Will you take 5 minutes to complete our survey? Your feedback is important and your opinion matters. To show you our thanks, we'll enter you into our $25 Amazon Gift Card Gratitude drawing. A random winner will be … [Read more...]

“Five-oh-one-see-three!”

It happened. Saturday, like any other day, I went to the mailbox and grab the day's mail. It's a ritual I often ask myself why I continue doing since most of the time it's nothing but junk. But it's the hope of finding a treasure among the trash−a handwritten letter from a friend, a commission check for app sales, a new issue of that creative magazine from Canada that I enjoy so much. Walking up to the house, I shuffled through the stash and there it was. A letter from the IRS. I wasn't expecting it for at least another one to three … [Read more...]