What is Autism?
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.
Many children on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. They often have the desire to interact with others, but may not know how to engage friends or may be overwhelmed by the idea of new experiences. Building up social skills with practice can help enhance participation in the community and support outcomes like happiness and friendships.
Perfect Fit is a non-profit organization that was created from social experiences and concerns with our autistic sons. We decided to establish a foundation that would provide social and recreational opportunities for children affected by autism.
Through our activities and partnerships, we hope to help children and their families get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward PERFECTLY FITTING into society in their own unique way.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Retrina Mays President and Co-Founder
Nicole Howard-Francis Vice President and Co-Founder
Tangela Hampton-Sylvie Cherokee Park Elementary Principal
Paula Lott Huntington High School Teacher
Titus Washington Northwest Louisiana Human Services Professional
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
You can make a difference!
A monetary donation, a commitment of time, anything you can possibly offer to help us aid children and their families. While there is no cure for autism, there is most certainly hope. Let's do everything we can to make sure these children reach their utmost potential!
Jan 20th Ride in Krewe of Harambee Parade
Feb 14th Perfect Fit's King Cake Making Party
Mar 15th Perfect Fit at the Downtown Airport
Apr 4th Superhero Autism Fun Run and 5K
May 2020 Perfect Fit goes Horseback Riding
Jun 27th Perfect Fit's Virtual Bingo
Jul 11th Virtual Baking with Chef Mel
Aug 2020 Back to School Bash and School Supply
Sept 2020 Perfect Fit does YOGA
Oct 2020 Halloween Gathering
Nov 2020 Light It Up Blue Gala
Dec 2019 Perfect Fit's Christmas Social
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