The AFAST Program provides support and assistance to special needs adults who require intensive support in order to function in a work environment.
AFAST‘s goal is to help special needs adults begin and maintain a supported employment through individualized and community-based training, collaborating with neighbors, education and business partners and developing a support network to facilitate self reliance.
Our first campaign is call Scrap Autism.
Statement of Purpose
The Scrap Autism Initiative is an exciting new program of AFAST, Inc. that will match special needs adults with career mentors or volunteers allowing they receive an income by collecting and exchanging recyclables. We strive to remain environmentally conscious and enforce safe and responsible recycling standards.
The mission of the Scrap Autism Initiative will be to provide the framework that will allow special needs adults to contribute to their own support, help the environment and make positive connections between the community at large, the business community and their caregivers through “Green Solutions”.
Match 25 special needs adults with career mentors
Recruit 100 households that agree to donate their recyclables to Scrap Autism.
Recruit 25 business partners that agree to donate their recyclables to Scrap Autism, promote mentoring, provide support for employees who are mentors, and contribute cash or in-kind resources to allow the initiative to become financially sustainable.
Recruit 5 local community organizations that agree to promote the Scrap Autism objective through volunteering, raising public awareness and fundraising.
Help an individual develop his/her own vision for the future and to encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential.
Maintain high-quality relationships between mentees and mentors.
Provide special needs adults an alternative to a traditional “training center”