About Us

Brighter Future Charity provides workshops to:

  • Foster confidence and independence
  • Create friendships with other students and the community
  • Gain social and professional skills
  • Help students obtain financial independence
  • Foster growth through mentoring

As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of individual donors to help fund our programs.  100% of your gift is tax-deductible, make a contribution today! Donate with PayPal:

Upcoming Workshop

Workshop Description

Jackalope
April 27th 
11am-3:00pm

275 S Raymond Ave

Pasadena, CA 91105

Join Brighter Future for the annual Jackalope Fair

Brighter Future Charity is excited to join the Jackalope Art Fair again in Pasadena.  Join us in our exciting workshop focused on product creation and sales:

  • Connect with other students
  • Build a team
  • Work together to solve problems
  • Plan and execute the creation of a product
  • Present and sell that product

Each team is assigned one of our support staff to facilitate the entire process and to empower students to realize their potential. This is a day of communication, skill building, and teamwork for those that join our workshop!

Our support staff will help students to showcase their skills and facilitate the student run workshop.  For those students that feel more comfortable participating in an unstructured manner, please join us for canvas painting, rock painting, jewelry crafts, and LEGO building. We provide the paint, brushes, rocks and canvases, jewelry building supplies, and LEGOs. 

Please register in advance as space is limited for this workshop. 

For more information email zach@brighterfuturecharity.org or call 1-(800) 314-5908

 

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 Workshops

Event Digest: Santa Monica Farmer’s Market March

Brighter Future Charity had another amazing weekend joining the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market! We were particularly impressed with Ray’s incredible jewelry workshop, and all the fun we had making bubbles at the bubble station. As always we loved trying all the local fruits and vegetables particularly the strawberries ^_^. Be sure to join us next …

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.