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Our Commitment to the Autism Community

Our Commitment to the Autism Community

As we navigate our new shared reality of living with COVID-19, we wanted to humbly reach out to all of you to re-affirm our commitment to serving people and families affected by autism. We don’t know the specifics yet, but we do know that people with autism, their families, and the many organizations that support them are going to face many challenges as it relates to COVID-19.

Autism and Employment: How the Flutie Foundation Embraces Inclusion and Equality

Enter our Flutie Fellows program. Currently, we have five amazing young adults with autism in our Flutie Fellows program who are invited to collaborate with the Flutie Foundation to pursue their career-related goals. We provide compensation to our Flutie Fellows for a minimum of one year (or on a project basis) and help them make connections and build relationships in chosen industries/communities. Read below to see the incredible strides our Flutie Fellows have made, just in this year!

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A Blessing in My Life

For those of you who do not know, my younger brother Thomas is autistic. On Christmas Eve, just after Thomas’s 2nd  birthday, doctors informed my parents that Thomas may be deaf. After extensive testing Thomas could in fact hear and was diagnosed with autism. As you can imagine, this was an extremely emotional time for my family. Although I was young, I can still remember not quite understanding what was going on.