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Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Celebrates Certification of Oklahoma Contemporary as an Autism-Friendly Business

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Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Celebrates Certification of Oklahoma Contemporary as an Autism-Friendly Business

[Oklahoma City, OK]— The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma is thrilled to announce the successful certification of Oklahoma Contemporary as an autism friendly business. This achievement marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to foster inclusive environments across the state. Through dedicated efforts and comprehensive training, Oklahoma Contemporary has demonstrated its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that the arts are accessible to autistic Oklahomans. This certification signifies a major step toward creating a more welcoming community. “Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center has deepened its commitment to accessibility for all visitors through the Autism Friendly Business training. As part of our continued commitment, OCAC will offer visitors adult and child Sensory Kits, an updated quiet room, and begin a pilot to develop a new program for families with children with sensory sensitivities and ASD,” said Jaime Thompson, Director of Education.

“We commend Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center for their dedication to becoming an autism-friendly organization. Their commitment sets a benchmark for inclusivity within the cultural sector and beyond,” said Kyle Britt, Workforce Development Coordinator at the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our community, making the arts more accessible to all.” The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma invites other organizations to follow in the footsteps of Oklahoma Contemporary by participating in our certification program and committing to inclusivity and accessibility for all individuals.

For more information about becoming an autism-friendly certified business, please contact Kyle Britt at kbritt@autismfoundationok.org .

About the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma:
Improving the lives of Oklahomans with autism and their families across the
lifespan.
www.autismfoundationok.org

About Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center:
https://oklahomacontemporary.org

For media inquiries, please contact:
Kyle Britt
Kbritt@autismfoundationok.org
405-474-7937

Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Celebrates Certification of Skeletons: Museum of Osteology as an Autism-Friendly Business

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The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma is thrilled to announce the successful certification of Skeletons: Museum of Osteology as an autism-friendly business.

[Oklahoma City, OK] This achievement marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to foster inclusive environments across the state. Through dedicated efforts and comprehensive training, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology has demonstrated its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that the arts are accessible to
autistic Oklahomans. This certification signifies a significant step toward creating a more welcoming community. “We want to thank the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma for being an active resource for our small business to enhance accessibility, advocacy, and awareness in our community. Our museum is committed to an active process of learning, self-reflection, and implementation to ensure our museum is inclusive and truly visitor-centered.” – Ashley Mason-Burns-Meerschaert, Director of Education & Operations.
“We commend Skeletons: Museum of Osteology for their dedication to becoming an autism-friendly organization. Their commitment sets a benchmark for inclusivity within the cultural sector and beyond,” said Kyle Britt, workforce development coordinator at the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our community, making the arts more accessible to all.” The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma invites other organizations to follow in Skeletons: Museum of
Osteology’s footsteps by participating in our certification program and committing to inclusivity and accessibility for all individuals. For more information about becoming an autism-friendly certified business, please contact Kyle Britt at kbritt@autismfoundationok.org.

About the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma:
Improving the lives of Oklahomans with autism and their families across the lifespan.
www.autismfoundationok.org

About Skeletons: Museum of Osteology:
https://www.skeletonmuseum.com/

For media inquiries, please contact:
Carley Dummitt, cdummitt@autismfoundationok.org, 405-237-8390

Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Celebrates Certification of Arts Council OKC as Autism-Friendly Business

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Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Celebrates Certification of Arts Council OKC as Autism-Friendly Business

 

[Oklahoma City, OK]— The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma is thrilled to announce the successful certification of the Arts Council Oklahoma City as an autism-friendly business. This achievement marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to foster inclusive environments across the state.

Through dedicated efforts and comprehensive training, the Arts Council OKC has demonstrated its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that the arts are accessible to autistic Oklahomans. This certification signifies a major step toward creating a more welcoming community.

“One of the core tenets of our work is that the arts are accessible to all. This is most evident in our All Access Arts programs led by Nick Caudle and Liliana Gordon, who led the team in this certification process. On behalf of our board and staff, we are so proud to be an autism-friendly business, and we commit to incorporating the policies and procedures we learned in future execution of arts events and experiences,” said Executive Director Angela Cozby.

“We commend the Arts Council Oklahoma City for their dedication to becoming an autism-friendly organization. Their commitment sets a benchmark for inclusivity within the cultural sector and beyond,” said Kyle Britt, workforce development coordinator at the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our community, making the arts more accessible to all.”

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma invites other organizations to follow in the footsteps of the Arts Council OKC by participating in our certification program and committing to inclusivity and accessibility for all individuals.

For more information about becoming an autism-friendly certified business, please contact Kyle Britt at kbritt@autismfoundationok.org.

About the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma:

Improving the lives of Oklahomans with autism and their families across the lifespan.

www.autismfoundationok.org

About the Arts Council OKC:

https://www.artscouncilokc.com/

For media inquiries:

Kyle Britt

Kbritt@autismfoundationok.org

 

Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma Grants $50,000 to Autism Foundation of Oklahoma

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Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma Grants $50,000 to Autism Foundation of Oklahoma

[Oklahoma, Feb. 20th] – The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma (AFO) is thrilled to announce the generous donation of $50,000 from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. This significant contribution will directly support the Foundation’s initiatives on early childhood and public safety programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma’s commitment to philanthropy and community betterment aligns seamlessly with the AFO’s mission of improving the lives of Oklahomans with autism and their families across the lifespan. This substantial grant will enable AFO to expand and improve its early childhood programs, fostering a supportive environment for children with autism and their families by training childcare providers.

Additionally, the funds will contribute to AFO’s public safety initiatives, which aim to increase awareness, understanding, and response effectiveness in interactions with individuals on the autism spectrum. Training and education programs for law enforcement, emergency responders, and the broader community will be strengthened, creating safer and more inclusive communities for individuals with ASD.

“We are honored to give a grant again this year to the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma,” said John Logan, Executive Director of the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. “AFO is providing vital resources across Oklahoma, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

“We are deeply grateful for the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma’s commitment to positively impacting the lives of Oklahomans with autism. Their gift will allow us to expand our reach and effectiveness in supporting early childhood development and enhancing public safety for the autism community,” said Emily Scott, Executive Director of the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma.

The Autism Foundation of Oklahoma sincerely appreciates the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma for its invaluable support. This collaboration exemplifies the power of community partnerships in creating meaningful change and fostering inclusivity for individuals with autism.

To learn more about the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma, please visit www.autismfoundationok.org.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Carley Marissa Dummitt

Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator

cdummitt@autismfoundationok.org

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