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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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. 

Autism Supportive Community Committee goals include: 

  • Increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Educating businesses about the supports they can offer or adding to original supports
    put in place
  • Encouraging people with autism and their family and friends to visit the Village of Rhinebeck and its’ inclusive business community

Are you a resident, owner, manager or staff member of a business, or volunteer in the Village of Rhinebeck? Are you interested in learning more about the Village of Rhinebeck’s Autism Supportive Community initiative and how you can become involved?

Join us for one of the upcoming Open Forum presentations. Anderson Center for Autism and the Village of Rhinebeck Autism Supportive Community Committee are hosting several free Open Forum presentations to provide information on how Village Businesses and community members can become involved in this exciting and important initiative!

Open Forums will be presented virtually through Zoom on:

Click here to watch a video about Rhinebeck's #1thing Autism Supportive Community initiative 

Click here to view a current list of Village of Rhinebeck businesses who have pledged to do #1thing! 

Already an ASC business who committed to #1thing?  Learn how to take the next step by reaching out to our Consulting team!

For information regarding how to become involved in the ASC initiative please contact Anderson Center for Autism’s Consulting Department
Phone:  (845) 889-9616
Email:    AndersonConsulting@AndersonCares.org