WhY Support UAS?

People like you enable Urban Autism Solutions to provide person-centered vocational training, speech/language services, social opportunities and life skills instruction to young adults with autism and related challenges. With your help, we have reached more than 1,000 diverse learners through Growing Solutions Farm, the UAS West Side Transition Academy, the UAS Life LabNetwork 1212 and our other nationally-recognized programs. 

 

UAS helps young adults with autism find jobs in competitive employment, connect with the community,

and build skills that will help them lead more independent lives.

With your support, we can continue to change this narrative and give our young adults a life like any other. 

Please consider giving to UAS today. Your support makes a difference.

$25

Covers the cost of work gloves for five young adults at our Growing Solutions Farm

$50

Provides 10 young adults with instruction at our Life Lab

$100

Helps offset one-quarter of the cost of a Monthly Meetup

$250

Provides six hours of employment related services for a young adult

$3,000

A plaque with the donor's name will be affixed to one of the 60'-long beds at Growing Solutions Farm for a period of one year.

$10,000

A classroom in UAS West Side Transition Academy will be named after the donor along with a plaque next to the door.

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Why we serve

UAS is committed to serving young adults with autism and related challenges because we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to succeed.

Who We Serve

Every year, more than 50,000 teens with autism age out of high school. For the majority of these young adults, this is the end of their autism-based services and support. As a result, many can go on to be jobless and develop feelings of isolation.

Ninety-five percent of our West Side participants live in households at or below the national poverty level. Studies have shown that low-income and minority youth with autism face worse outcomes in adulthood than their neurotypical peers, including much higher rates of unemployment and lower rates of independent living.

 

UAS strives to fill these gaps with programming that helps eliminate barriers that prevent young adults with autism and related challenges from experiencing employment and living independent, meaningful lives.

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