– Philanthropy –
– Our Mission Statement –
Our mission is to build profitable businesses that will create jobs and employ adults with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). We help guide them on a path to greater independence, so they can achieve their highest potential and enhance their quality of life. Our business model will create awareness for this underemployed and undervalued population and demonstrate the positive effect these opportunities will have on an entire community.
Providing support and employment to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a cause close to Andrea Travaglia’s heart – one that she has nurtured for more than 20 years. Having experienced her closest friend transition her autistic son into adulthood, Travaglia dreamed of creating an environment that could aid in this process. In tandem with the University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, Lee & Marie’s provides employment opportunities for autistic adults, helping to guide them on a path to greater independence and an enhanced quality of life.
– About UM-NSU CARD –
UM-NSU CARD is a comprehensive outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Their Services Include:
- Individual Support Services
- Professional Training
- Public Awareness & Community Outreach
- Technical Assistance
CARD seeks to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities. We work closely with CARD to ensure that our adults are properly trained and that our facilities are accessible.