Above: “Through the Heart of Tango” Charity Ball (April 2012)
Autism Spectrum Integrated Services (ASIS) is subsiduary of a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Dance Into Unity, Inc. with the mission to provide Autism Community Integration Solutions. Our goal is to empower young adults with autism to reach their fullest potentials.
We promoting and creating a uniquesocial and vocational integrative model “Match A Friend” for advocacy, social skills and employement.
We work with youth and young adults with and without autism teaching them how to connect. We use “Match A Friend” integration module matching individuals with and without autism based on their personality, interests and abilitiy to creatively perform tasks.
We use arts as a powerful outlet, which stimulates expression of young people and a powerful platform to educate the community about autism.
We are collaborating with world renowned film/theatre industry professionals such as Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films; George Paige, the President of GPA Entertainment and the producer for the legendary Jerry Lewis; Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo, television and Broadway Stars, etc…
Alarming Autism Statistics:
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. The general public is presently uninformed of the seriousness of this epidemic. Today, autism affects 1 in 88 children. In 2006 it was 1 in 166. Thirty years ago it was 1 in 10,000. The cost of care increased from $35 billion per year in 2006 to $137 billion per year in 2012. Increased awareness and actions are essential.
Note: Statistics above were taken from www.autismspeaks.org/