About JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation
Since 2002, JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation has provided educational, referral and support services for over 10,000 families impacted by autism.
JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation is a 501(c)3 that provides families services for persons at any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through a comprehensive menu of supportive, educational and referral services. The Foundation is a single source to provide families with needed support services, community initiatives, grants, scholarships, and referrals. We constantly seek ways to
raise autism awareness.
JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation began as an idea by Jimmie and Lisa Price. The couple learned about autism after several visits to several doctors who were unable to make an accurate diagnosis on their son, Jack. After finally receiving an accurate assessment of their son, they began a difficult journey to find resources that would allow them to be best prepared for the years ahead.
Little education or support services were available. Few people in the community understood what autism was and what those impacted by it were going through. After experiencing the difficulties of finding support and resources, the Prices wanted to establish a vehicle for families to gain access to existing resources and to create additional services that aren’t currently being provided to families who are affected by autism.
It wasn’t long after they began sharing their vision that they gained the support of other parents who have felt their own frustrations with the lack of support, education and services available for their families. Today, JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation serves as the support, education and referral services point for families affected by autism, assuring them that their loved ones on the autism spectrum will be able to get the most out of life.
JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of providing support, education, compassion, and a comprehensive array of services to help families cope with the day to day challenges of autism, ultimately improving the quality of life for individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorder.
The Foundation’s goal is to one day construct a campus-like environment for adults on the autism spectrum where they can live a full and happy life, while learning independent skills so that they can take more control of their life. In addition, there would be facilities for caregivers and families visiting individuals living on campus.