Autism FYI is a nonprofit organization that promotes a safe environment, within the community, for the increasingly recognized autism spectrum population throughout the lifespan.
The Autism FYI Organization addresses the growing needs of those on the Autism Spectrum. This includes encouraging self disclosure of special needs through identifiable products to help first responders interact appropriately. Emergency support through our 24 hour Hotline utilizing the IRIS databank (Immediate Recognition Increases Safety), provides pertinent information to First Responders for members.
AFYI employs those on the Spectrum, utilizing adjustable work hours, adaptable work environment and individual supports necessary.
AFYI helps establish a Virtual Spectrum Nation supportive for the person with Autism, through education and training for First Responders, businesses, medical personnel, schools and community members. In the future, establishment of Spectrum Heights, a self- sustaining community for independent adults on the Autism Spectrum and their aging parents, meets these needs while providing the acceptance, love and understanding that comes from living with people who know them. At the same time, it provides peace of mind and assistance to an aging population who has been meeting the needs and challenges of Autism most of their lives.
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Kenny and Brad Benjamin meeting with Prince George’s County Police officials about the Autism FYI National Registry. (ABC7 photo). After presenting Police Chief Hank Stawinski of Prince George’s County Police Department
We are a 501c3 Organization dedicated to improving the lives of those on the Autism Spectrum. We are starting with a National Registry dedicated to the safety of those on the spectrum in their community. Using an easily recognizable emblem on USB bracelets.
The IRIS (Immediate Recognition Increases Safety) Databank gives immediate recognition for the Autism community while providing a database specifically designed to hold medical, demographic, and behavioral information necessary to help in an emergency.