From Margie Gray, Mind Shift's Employment Services Director


     I’m the mom of a kid on the autism spectrum and I work with adults on the spectrum. It’s not a shock that I would support an organization that employs high functioning adults on the autism spectrum in meaningful work. Many of you are touched by autism in one way or another. Maybe you have a child or a relative on the spectrum or know someone who has a child on the spectrum or is on the spectrum themselves. Maybe you are on the spectrum. And there are those of you who don’t have experience living with autism, other than what you’ve been told, but believe that Mind Shift’s approach is the best way to make a change in the world.

     There is a lot of need in our world today. But many of you have chosen to support Mind Shift. You support us with your dollars, your words of encouragement, your positive thoughts about our work or even with jobs for our specialists. I have so much gratitude for all of you. You are why we are here and you sustain us in doing what we consider to be important work. Providing opportunities for adults on the spectrum to engage in meaningful, independence sustaining work.

     Thursday, February 8 is Giving Hearts Day. Thanks to a generous gift, any donation made up to $25,000 will be matched. Please consider taking this opportunity to double your contribution to our organization.

     Thank you ~ Margie Gray