NEXT for AUTISM builds programs that enhance the lives of autistic adults. NEXT has been transforming the landscape of services for people of autism for more than 20 years, from founding the first charter school in New York to exclusively serve children with autism, and the establishment of a professional training center with Hunter College to the creation of the renowned Center for Autism and the Developing Brain with New York-Presbyterian, Columbia and Cornell. In total, NEXT has funded more than 350 grant projects at 145 organizations across the U.S., impacting more than 100,000 autistic individuals.
The funds raised at our live comedy fundraising event, Night of Too Many Stars, held on December 11, 2023, in New York City, and through this post-event auction, will help support our ongoing initiatives. With your support, we are expanding NEXT's impact through our national grants initiative and introducing the NEXT for AUTISM FELLOWS scholarship program.
NEXT believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Your support will get us closer to making that a reality. The incidence of autism in children is 1 in 36, with more than 5.4 million autistic adults in the U.S. odds are someone you know loves someone with autism.