At age 21, our friends with autism lose access to many of the supports they receive as children. The #Imagine21 mini-documentary series highlights the incredible stories of adults living with autism and the unique circumstances they face as they age into adulthood. Through them, viewers will be intimately acquainted with just a few of the people behind this diagnosis and come to a fuller understanding of the value they have to add to our lives when we as a community respond to the challenges they face.
Madison House will be releasing these films online every few days throughout April, National Autism Awareness Month 2017. As we release each film, please share them on social media with the hashtag #Imagine21. If you’d like to contribute to this project, please donate to Madison House Autism Foundation. We appreciate your support! Also, be sure to mark your calendars for Autism After 21 Day on April 21st.
In 2007, Madison House Autism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by JaLynn and Gregory Prince and named for their son Madison, who has autism. Now 26-years-old, Madison faces a daunting challenge in that he is no longer entitled to year-round education and training within the public school system.
As with neurotypical adults, individuals on the autism spectrum are expected to live a full lifespan, which means that Madison has another six decades ahead of him. While the challenges are enormous, his future is laden with great possibilities if he has the right guidance and assistance. Madison and thousands of others like him have the potential for living a lifestyle of their choosing, holding full-time jobs in a protected environment, and making meaningful contributions to society.
Madison House Autism Foundation was founded to identify the lifelong needs of adults with autism and through education, awareness, and advocacy, fill those needs.
Our mission is to provide more support, more opportunities, and more hope to adults with autism and their families. We accomplish this by partnering with passionate individuals, organizations and governments to bring about creative, dynamic, and effective solutions that reshape possibilities for adults with autism. To learn more visit Madison House Autism Foundation