Family Initiative reopens in Cape Coral, providing basic supplies for families

2022-10-04T10:43:08-04:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (Oct. 04, 2022) – Family Initiative’s Autism Support Center in Cape Coral has reopened to provide basic food supplies and bottled water for Southwest Florida families with autism. The Autism Support Center, located at 734 SW 4th St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To continue providing [...]

Family Initiative welcomes Haley Moss as the first in the Redefining Autism speaker series

2022-08-30T13:22:15-04:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Family Initiative, an autism and child welfare community service organization based in Cape Coral, Florida, is hosting a speaker series focused on Redefining Autism this fall. On Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., Haley Moss will be the first in a series of speakers to engage the community in a discussion of inclusion, acceptance and [...]

Family Initiative hires Rachel Fecteau as community engagement specialist

2022-08-15T09:32:34-04:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rachel Fecteau has joined Family Initiative, Inc. as the community engagement specialist working alongside co-founders David Brown and Anjali Van Drie to promote compassionate care and support to children and families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through community awareness and outreach. In this role, Fecteau will oversee community education and outreach in order to [...]

Family Initiative teams up with Family Support Services to provide in Pinellas and Pasco counties

2022-07-22T13:57:13-04:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative, a Florida-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with Family Support Services in Pinellas and Pasco counties to provide support to out-of-home caregivers to benefit children in the child welfare system. Family Initiative’s Family Impact Program supports caregivers in raising children from difficult backgrounds and includes caregiver education and in-home support. The education forums aid [...]

Family Initiative receives ARPA Funds from the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties

2022-07-07T13:48:08-04:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee Board of County Commissioners recently voted to approve the allocation of $900,000 to Family Initiative, a Lee County-based nonprofit that provides social skills programs, clinical services and community education for children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder as well as those in the child welfare system. The funding comes from the American [...]

Family Initiative expands training, clinical support for caregivers of foster children in Miami-Dade, Sarasota and Manatee counties

2022-06-20T12:18:08-04:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Family Initiative, Inc. is expanding its child welfare contracts to provide training and clinical support to more out-of-home caregivers and foster families in the Sarasota and Miami areas. The Florida-based nonprofit was founded on the belief that every child and family should have the chance to thrive regardless of the challenges they may face. Family [...]

Family Initiative raises over $300,000 at 2022 Autism Acceptance Awards Gala

2022-05-09T12:29:23-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative’s 2022 Autism Acceptance Awards Gala raised over $300,000, far surpassing the goal of $200,000, to provide family-centered compassionate support, innovative programs and evidence-based therapies to children, teens and young adults impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The annual celebration was held at the culmination of Autism Acceptance Month on April 30 at the [...]

Family Initiative hosts free autism screenings at Cape Coral campus

2022-04-07T17:18:48-04:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Family Initiative offers free autism screenings at its Cape Coral campus on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. The appointment-based screenings, designed for children through age three, are administered by Family Initiative’s expert clinicians. Family Initiative is a nonprofit that utilizes evidence-based services, innovative programs, applied training and individualized support [...]

Family Initiative introduces Autism Acceptance campaign

2022-04-04T16:40:58-04:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month in April, Family Initiative is launching a campaign aimed at helping the public shift perspective from awareness to acceptance as the nonprofit organization continues its advocacy for inclusiveness, understanding and compassion. The campaign will run in local media outlets, and on the Family Initiative website and social media channels. [...]

Family Initiative launches Together We Succeed and Project Thrive programs for children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties

2022-02-15T15:38:06-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative, the Florida-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of families and children in the welfare system, is launching two new voluntary programs – Together We Succeed and Project Thrive – to Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Family Initiative was founded in 2015 by David Brown and Anjali Van Drie in Southwest Florida [...]

Family Initiative presents Rock Autism on March 5

2022-02-04T10:36:22-05:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

In an effort to raise funds for its expanding organization dedicated to enriching the lives of families and children impacted by autism spectrum disorder, Family Initiative is hosting Rock Autism for ages 21 and up on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event inside Paragon Flight Training’s airline hangar at 511 Danley [...]

Family Initiative hosts 2022 Autism Acceptance Awards on April 30

2022-02-01T11:43:44-05:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To celebrate champions of children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder, Family Initiative is hosting its annual Autism Acceptance Awards Gala on Saturday, April 30 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. Held at the culmination of Autism Acceptance Month, the gala features a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by [...]

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