The Flying Point Foundation for Autism, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to creating and supporting programs and services that enrich the lives of those with autism. Recognizing the limited opportunities for organized activities geared toward individuals with autism, the Foundation’s main focus is to provide programs that meet this need on the East End.
Through our efforts, we will also raise public awareness and understanding of autism, especially among the peers of children who have been diagnosed with the disorder.
Founded in 2008 by Kim Covell, the parent of a son with autism, the Flying Point Foundation for Autism started with a short-term goal of starting a one-week summer day camp for children with autism, along with their typically developing siblings and peers.That goal was attained in August 2010 and in 2011 the camp session was extended to eight days with expanded enrollment.
In the ensuing years, additional programs have been added, including recreational and social events, awareness seminars, scholarships and teacher grants for a graduating senior with autism going to college or vocational school and for a typical student who has shown a commitment to the autism community through volunteerism.
Future initiatives include creating a community lifelong learning center for those who have aged out of the school system and received self-directed services, as well as building a job bank and mentoring network for individuals with autism entering the work force.
Board of Directors
Kim Covell, president
Kerry Ann Gill, vice president
Patty Tuzzolo, treasurer