Center for Autism & Neurodiversity

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Help us create a more accommodating world for those who need it by making a gift to the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

When the ADA was enacted on July 26, 1990, accommodations for people with physical disabilities became widespread, and included ramps to buildings and other assistance. However, for individuals with differences in their communication, social skills, and reactions to new environments, there is little to accommodate their needs and few, if any, best practices and guidelines.

The mission of Jefferson’s Center for Autism and Neurodiversity (JeffCAN) is to help determine, implement, and spread those best practices throughout Jefferson, the community, and beyond. Just as ramps are created for wheelchairs, and added benefit for those with strollers or walkers, Jefferson’s practices will help provide the care that some people need and even more can benefit from. 

Our goal is to write the next chapter in ADA history—and lead the way internationally—in highlighting the value of all minds. With your help, we can reimagine what the next 30 years will look like for those affected by autism and other forms of neurodiversity. We all belong, and there is not a mind or a minute to waste. Thank you for your support.


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Thank You For Being A Hero For Individuals Affected By Autism And Neurodiversity!

Thank you for putting people first and making a gift to the Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity! Thanks to generous donors like you, we surpassed our goal of 30 donors in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and raised more than $14,000 for the Center.

While the 30th Anniversary of the ADA is cause for celebration this year, those with invisible disabilities like autism have been left behind in the current regulations for the ADA. At Jefferson's Center for Autism and Neurodiversity, we are committed to changing this narrative and ensuring every person receives the care and resources they deserve.

There is much to be done to build a more accommodating world. For more information on the Center and to continue to be part of our efforts, visit our homepage.

If you wish to continue supporting the Center, visit our giving form here.

44 days ago by Kelly Brennan
Final Countdown!

Less than 15 hours remain! Thank you to our generous donors who have contributed more than $14,000. Share our efforts on social media and inspire others to make a gift to Jefferson’s Center for Autism and Neurodiversity in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA during our final countdown. There is still time to make a difference and help ensure everyone receives the care and resources they deserve.

45 days ago by Kelly Brennan
Let’s Double Down For Autism & Neurodiversity!

Thank you to all our generous donors for putting people first by making a gift to the Center for Autism and Neurodiversity. Your support is inspiring!

Let’s DOUBLE DOWN on our goal and reach 60 donors! 30 donors in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and 30 more donors to celebrate the next 30 years of ADA history! 


58 days ago by Kelly Brennan
Thank You For Helping Unlock A $7,500 Gift!


The Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity is grateful for the outpouring of support shown in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Thanks to you, our generous donors, we have unlocked an anonymous $7,500 gift to the Center!

Help us keep the momentum going by inspiring others to make a gift today. Every gift brings us one step closer to providing the care and resources those with autism and neurodiversity deserve. Thank you!

60 days ago by Kelly Brennan

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