Autism Supportive Community

With funding awarded from the Thomas Thompson Trust, we have collaborated with the Village of Rhinebeck to support their effort to establish the Village of Rhinebeck as an Autism Supportive Community.  This will be the first Autism Supportive Community in our region.

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Click here to watch a video about Rhinebeck's #justonething Autism Supportive Community initiative 

Businesses and organizations in the Village of Rhinebeck have committed to "Do One Thing" as part of the community's efforts to be designated as an Autism Supportive Community. Those who sign on to "Do One Thing" in Rhinebeck pledge to make at least one adjustment to their facilities or to the way they operate to accommodate people with special needs. The objective is to create a united and cohesive community that supports people with autism and their friends and loved ones. 

For more information regarding becoming an Autism Supportive Community, please call or email our Consulting Department
Phone:  (845) 889-9616

Completed Pledges

A.L Stickle Variety Store

Offering reduced wait times

Aba's Falafel

Offering a PECS menu, for website & in restaurant

Aroi Thai Restaurant

Advanced ordering option

Bread Alone

Offering Sensory Kits, reduced wait times via calling ahead for seating in the dining room

Buns Burgers

Offering sensory hours (3PM to 5PM), advanced ordering/pick up & space for movement

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

Sensory kit and picture communication key ring available

Hammertown (Rhinebeck)

Offering Sensory Kits

Hudson Valley Magazine

Published articles for ACA & ASC


Offering Sensory Kits and a quiet space

Land of Oz Toys

Offering haircuts in a quiet and safe environment

Megabrain Comics

Offering Sensory Kits

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Offering Sensory Kits in the Emergency Room, painted two treatment rooms to alleviate exposure to crowds and noise

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