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Better Transitions, Better Outcomes

7 News Denver recently featured the Firefly Autism transition program on their newscast. Learn more about our young adult transition program and what it means for the community, the employers, and most importantly, our students.

Disabling Barriers Grants Firefly South $60,000

Disabling Barriers generously helped support the continuity of services Firefly Autism is able to provide in Southern Colorado. In February, Disabling Barriers donated $60,000 to Firefly South.

Dr. Kelly and Jesse Ogas on Colorado and Company

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Dr. Amanda Kelly and Jesse Ogas appeared together on Colorado and Company to discuss advances in support for neurally diverse individuals and how Firefly Autism continue to be a leader in supporting a wide range of diverse learners.

Firefly Autism Earns Certified Neurodiverse Workplace™

Firefly Autism has earned the Certified Neurodiverse Workplace™(CNW) designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The program is designed to help leaders and teams better hire, retain, and work effectively with neurodivergent workers, including those with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. Neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace is becoming a focus for organizations looking to attract, hire and retain talent for a variety of positions and industries. Neurodivergent individuals, which includes professionals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other differences, have a different way of thinking than neurotypical individuals. Organizations that utilize inclusive hiring and management practices, which can include staff training, accommodations, and updated policies and procedures, can better manage and nurture existing staff and attract the talent organizations need to stay competitive, increase effectiveness, and promote innovation.

Firefly Partners with Capella

Nonprofit Organization Firefly Autism Partners With Capella University To Provide Employees Access to Educational Opportunities & Scholarships Firefly Autism employees and their immediate family members will be able to pursue their degrees as well as earn specialized certifications in applied behavior analysis. Denver, Colo. – Today, Firefly Autism announced its partnership with Capella University, an institution dedicated to providing flexible online degree programs, to help working adults pursue their careers and provide its team and their immediate family members access to educational opportunities, including flexible degree programs, scholarships, and exclusive offers for tuition.

Increasing Prevalence of ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. According to the CDC's 2023 data, approximately 1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with ASD, and boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.

Laugh Yourself Blue 2023 Recap

Thursday night, Denver’s highly anticipated event, Laugh Yourself Blue lit up the evening at The Denver Art Museum. Tears were shed, laughs were had, and lives were changed. At its 12th annual fundraising gala, Firefly Autism received $1.2 million and counting in funds benefiting individuals with autism, their families, and the local Denver community.

Lifetime Golf

Lifetime Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, July 31, 2023  |  Colorado Golf Club
Proceeds to benefit Firefly Autism

  • Exclusive Golf Opportunity

    Play 18 holes at Colorado Golf Club. 

    A four-person scramble with a forecaddie is included with every sponsor or player registration. 

    Enjoy luxury player gifts and prizes! 

  • World Class Dining

    Come Hungry!

    Welcome breakfast with mimosa and bloody mary bars, on-course food and beverage stations including premium cocktails, beer and hand-rolled cigars, and post-round reception with dinner and cocktails.

  • Committed to Community

    A Tradition of Giving Back

    Lifetime Windows and Siding are proud to give back to the community as all proceeds from sponsorships, golfer entry fees and raffle proceeds will benefit Firefly Autism.

Sponsor Opportunities

  • Title Sponsor: $50,000
  • Platinum Sponsor: $25,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $10,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $5,000
  • Food, Beverage, or Cigar Sponsor: $3,500
  • Contest or Hole Sponsor: $2,500

Player Opportunities

  • Foursome: $4,500
  • Twosome: $2,500
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Women on the Spectrum

Imagine going decades feeling as though you are the odd one out, struggling with social interactions and communication, and not being able to understand why there seems to be a disconnect. Making and maintaining friendships is difficult, and you feel as though you are constantly “acting” to fit in, or feeling overwhelmed in one-on-one or group situations.

Women's History Month and Dr. Kelly

Dr. Amanda Kelly is the light that leads Firefly Autism into the future! Her hard work and leadership have been instrumental in setting Firefly Autism on a powerful new path.