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Mission Statement

Autism Family Network Santa Cruz are very excited to present our stronger and focused Mission Statement - With your generous donations, volunteer support and community collaboration our organization will be able to create Inclusive, empowering and positive events for those with Autism and other Special Abilities within our community.

"Come Be the Voice others need to Hear,  Be the Light others need to Shine and Be the Difference to Inspire, Empower and Promote a Positive Proactive change for all" - Stoney V Godet


Autism Family Network Santa Cruz will always be dedicated and committed to Bridging the Gap within our communities for those individuals on the Autism Spectrum and strive to create a Communiverse for all with Special Capabilites to come together.

Let us hear your ideas of inclusive, empowering and positive events and activities we can create together.

Please feel free to share your vision and with our joint passion for special events, public awareness and acceptance for all, we can make it a REALITY!!!  

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What is Autism?

Autism is a developmental disability. Children with autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, have social, communication and language problems. They also have restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, such as flipping objects, echolalia, or excessive smelling or touching of objects. Autism may be mild or severe. All children with autism don’t have the exact same problems. Children with autism may have the following social and communication skills and common behaviors.

Social Skills

Your child may have problems using social skills to connect with other people. He may seem to be in his own world. It may be hard for him or her to:

  • Share a common focus with another person about the same object or event-known as joint attention
  • Play with others and share toys
  • Understand feelings
  • Make and keep friends

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