Resources For Families


The goal of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism is to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Through our programs and partnerships, we help families get access to services; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence. Our Foundation supports many programs and partners with like-minded organizations to directly help families affected by autism. We also create opportunities to bring families together from all over to build a community of support. Our three priorities are below.

Ways to Give

Why Give to The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation?

Fun In The Sun

Fun in the Sun

REGISTRATION for the 2019 Program is now open.

The Flutie Foundation is a proud sponsor of the AccesSportAmerica water sports program for individuals on the autism spectrum at the Pappas Rehab Hospital in Canton* (Formerly the Mass Hospital School). Annually, this adaptive program offers 50+ Individuals with autism the opportunity to take part in windsurfing, Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, and stand up paddling -to name a few- while building confidence and having fun!

Minimum age requirement is 6 years old

Adult Independence

We realize the need for community based services for our adult community including skills training, jobs, housing, transportation and health care delivery.  Our newest initiative, Flutie Spectrum Enterprises, will create businesses to employ adults with autism.

Flutie Spectrum Enterprises


Active Lifestyle

It is our goal to see that everyone with autism has the opportunity to live an active lifestyle no matter what their ability. 

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts



Gathering people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, their friends, their advocates and those who provide support, Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) speaks in one voice to build the capacity of our communities to welcome, fully include and support people with ASD.

Access to Services

We believe that every family should have access to the services they need to support their loved ones with autism.

Safe & Secure Project

The Safe & Secure Project offers SafetyNet Tracking devices to families in New England to keep their loved ones safe from the dangers of wandering.

Foundation Financial Information

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity and is audited annually. Please see the links below for our 501 (c)(3) tax determination letter, most recent audited financial statements and our most recent audited form 990:


2016 Financial Statements

Planned Giving

Consider a Planned Gift

You don’t need to be wealthy to make a significant gift to The Flutie Foundation.

You can transfer stock or an asset you may no longer need such as a paid-up life insurance policy. You can make a provision for the Foundation in your will.