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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.