Autism Supportive Community

With funding awarded from the Thomas Thompson Trust, we collaborated with Village of Rhinebeck leaders to support their effort to establish the Village of Rhinebeck as the first Autism Supportive Community (ASC) in the 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 incorporated at least one supportive practice (aka #1Thing) as part of the growing inclusivity initiative. 

Click here to learn more about the Autism Supportive Community Program

For more information regarding becoming an Autism Supportive Community, please contact our Consulting Department
Phone:  (845) 889-9616
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Completed Pledges

Northern Dutchess Hospital

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

Oblong Books & Music

Hosted a panel discussion of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Old Mill Wine & Spirits

Offering Sensory Kits

Pegasus Footwear (Rhinebeck)

Offering Sensory Kits

Pizzeria Posto

Offering curb-side pickup

Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce

“Do One Thing” at public events, 2018 Holiday Tree Lightning was an Autism Supportive Event

Rhinebeck at Home

Overview of Autism Presentation with ACA Consultation Team Member

Rhinebeck Bicycle Shop

Offering Sensory Kits

Rhinebeck Central School District

Swapped out their previous lighting for softer, more autism friendly lighting

Rhinebeck Department Store

Offering Sensory Kits

Rhinebeck Masonic Lodge

Hosted a Cinco De Mayo fundraiser for the ASC Initiative

Rhinebeck Theater Society

Planned to offer an Autism Supportive performance of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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