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.

Background Swoosh Light

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
Contact our Consulting Team

Completed Pledges

Rhinebeck Village Hall

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

Ruge's Automotive

Offered their showroom as a sensory safe place during Porchfest 2019

Samuel's Sweet Shop

Use only soft/warm lights, play softer music in the morning hours, educate staff on mindfulness/respect for ALL customers

Sugar Plum Boutique

Offering Sensory Kits

Terrapin Restaurant

Reduced noise in the dining space, now offering take-out lunch and curb-side pickup as well as limited wait times

The Amsterdam

Allowing guests to pre-order, optional quiet area seating and Sensory Kits available

The Clothes Tree

Offering Sensory Kits, reduced wait times and creating volunteer positions and visual supports

Village of Rhinebeck Police Department

All Village police vehicles are equipped with Autism Awareness Kits (sensory items & noise cancelling headphones)

Village Pizza

Offering Sensory Kits, creating volunteer opportunities, offering reduced wait times and eliminated safety hazards

Willow Wood

Offering Sensory Kits

Winter Sun & Summer Moon

Offering Sensory Kits & a quiet space with no music

— 12 Items per Page
Showing 25 - 36 of 37 results.