About Us

Brighter Future Charity provides safe and welcoming environments with appropriate levels of support during social, professional, cultural, and recreational events.

  • Foster confidence and independence
  • Create friendships among members and the community
  • Shares social skills and practice with each other
  • Find fun at every event we attend
  • Help group members obtain financial independence
  • Foster growth through our amazing mentors and staff

Upcoming Event

Event Description

Pasadena Art Fair
November 18th-19th, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Central Park, Old Pasadena
275 S RAYMOND AVE
PASADENA CA 91105
A weekend shopping destination at Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena, featuring over 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art and photography, plus much more.

Highlights of the Event:

Event start!  Students arrive and play name game/introductions.
Group discusses event activities and goals. Everyone signs our name board and has an opportunity to decorate our space for the event.
Groups begin exploring the fair! Our first activity will be with BULLSEYE GLASS RESOURCE will be doing live demonstrations throughout the weekend about the creative process of glass fusing and kiln formed glass products!
Groups come back for water and food break.
Groups play after lunch skills game and heads to PINCH POTS WITH COBALT Using ancient hand building techniques guest will form their very own pots to take home the same day.
Groups explore event to find ELECTRIC HOOP who will also be out and about around the fair with their Hula Hoops demonstrations and workshop.
Groups return to booth space and group discusses highlights of events. Awards are given to students and everyone gets a spin on the Wheel of Brighter Future Fortune!
Group helps pack up space and group discussion about the event and on next Brighter Future event.
End of the event.

 

Be More Social

Autism can cause social interactions and settings to sometimes be a challenge. With the help of our social coaches, individuals with autism learn to tolerate uncomfortable situations and adjust their approach to healthier coping mechanisms. Our coaches help students to practices these new skills in a safe and welcoming environment.

Brighter Future creates respite space at community events and festivals for families affected by autism or with special needs. We fill our amazing space with coaches and caregivers to help those individuals and families participate in the event. Our program helps connect these families with their communities and gives extra support on weekends when its often needed most.

Our coaches work with you and your child to create and clearly define manageable social skills goals. Our students learn what specific behaviors look like and practice the behaviors while receiving feedback and reinforcement. All of which is done within the local event to further strengthen not only student’s social skills, but also their connection to those in their immediate community.

Abbot Kinney 2017
Venice Beach: Arts and Crafts 2016
Venice Beach: Arts and Crafts 2017
Speech: Tom Iland

Community Events

Event Digest: Abbot Kinney Festival/Sunday, September 24th, 2017

  Brighter Future Charity wanted to thank all the students, supporters, family, friends, and volunteers that came out to join us for the Abbot Kinney Festival!  We had an incredible day full of learning, practicing, and of course fun.  A special thank you to Dan Real Films (http://www.danrealfilms.com/#home-section) for capturing some special moments on camera.  …

Save the date, Sunday September 24th for the Abbot Kinney Festival In Venice Beach, CA!

Brighter Future Charity invites ALL individuals with Autism 12 and over, Social Career Coaches / Volunteers 18+ to Participate in our “Autism Gives Back, Be More Social Program” during the Abbot Kinney Festival! This is not an Art Event, but is an opportunity for you to practice your social skills and build friendships within a …

What We Do

The Autism Gives Back program provides safe and welcoming environments with appropriate levels of support during social, professional, cultural, and recreational events. Our students practice and develop their social and professional skills during fun and life enhancing community events. We foster independence, confidence, and community inclusion.

Social Coaching
Autism causes social interactions and settings to be a challenge. With the help of our social coaches, individuals with autism learn to tolerate uncomfortable situations, adjust their approach to healthier coping mechanisms, and develop vital social skills and competence. Our coaches support students to practice these new skills in a safe and welcoming community-based environment.

Professional Coaching
Students practice in professional environments and earn to create professional relationships with support from our coaches. They learn how to socialize in order to achieve professional results they desire. The Autism Gives Back program advance students towards fulfilling occupations.


  1. Grow Social Skills
    Our coaches work with you and your child to create and clearly define manageable social goals. Our students learn what specific behaviors look like and practice the behaviors while receiving feedback and reinforcement.
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  3. Increase Self-Esteem
    Our students learn to see themselves in a positive way by working with our coaches. They discover and develop their strengths, gifts, and talents to create a healthy self-image. Then, they practice presenting themselves in more positive ways.
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  5. Make New Friends
    Our Coaches help students to create, grow, and maintain friendships. Coaches help students to grow interpersonal skills required to foster better, longer lasting friendships.
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  7. Real Life Practice
    Our students work on both professional and social interactions in a real community-based, safe environment with continual support from our coaches.
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  9. Foster Professionalism
    Our students learn to work with others in respectful ways. They learn to recognize the needs of others in professional settings. Our students practice real-life professional interactions within their local communities.
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  11. Set and Achieve Goals
    Our students take responsibility for their own goals. They work with coaches to define their goal, along with the steps necessary to achieve. Students then execute these actions with the support of the coach.