Autism Resource Fair in Carson CA

We would like to cordially invite you to participate
5K Walk/Run, Autism Resource Fair City of Carson.
This event takes place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Avenue, Carson,  Ca 90745.
Check-in:8am, interactive strech/warm-up 8:30am, race starts at 9am. Resource Fair 10am-1pm
Please join our booth to sell your creations, create friendships and business relationships, and have fun!
Simply, come with your creations(or bring/mail it to our office before this event, if you can’t attend)!  If you bring flyers depicting your work, we will be happy to make them available to the visitors.

We hope that you take advantage of every opportunity that supports your goals and dreams!

Thanking Our Artists and Supporters

Brighter Future Charity would like to thank all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers and visitors of Arts and Crafts of Autism Event that took place January 23, 2016 at the beautiful Windward Park in Venice Beach!

Over 50 Artists were supported by family, friends and organizations to showcase their one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, claymation, music, custom made clothing and other artistic creations.
We wish to highlight the Individual Artists in attendance:

• Jeremy Bernstein: successful entrepreneur with his own jewelry making business https://www.facebook.com/JJJEWELERSJEREMYBERNSTEIN
• Carissa Paccerelli: award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocate http://www.carissaspage.com
• Morgan Chapman: artist with a unique style inspired by old school animation, 70’s cartoons, comic books, manga and European style comics http://groindexter.deviantart.com/gallery
• Casey Jones: inspiration for his paintings and drawings come from the happiness in his life, nature and love from inside his soul and deep spiritual connection to God http://www.factfamily.org/
• Evan Carter: inspired by subtle yet deep features of anime and manga characters, complex detailing in all forms of art, and the “pop” of modern graphic art http://www.factfamily.org/
• Glenn Darlington: drawings and animation from humorous to surreal, fantasy and science fiction to ruminations on the tension between the natural and the artificial http://www.factfamily.org/
• Adrian Castillo: artist and entrepreneur who created Autism Limited Edition clothing line https://www.facebook.com/AutismLimitedEdition
• Addison Courtlandt: art depicts abstract roads joining them into a wonderful maze. Using only a sharpie or ink pen, he draws on paper and wood resulting in an incredible design http://www.facebook.com/addmanroad
• Mark Gonzalez: Claymation artist who carves intricate characters out of clay https://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Gonzalez/100009268252420
• Vicki Nakash: prolific painter who has mastered how to use color and different painting techniques http://gotartwork.com/Profile/vicki-nakash/1641/
• Manuel Briceno: artist with an incredible imagination drawing unique characters http://www.poweroffrenz.org/
• Wyatt Jackson: repurposes cardboard items such as Starbucks and Egg cartons and wine packing boxes to create interesting mixed media works using bright acrylic paint http://www.act-today.org/

The event would not be complete without the dedication of the following organizations who represented several artists from their programs: Creative Steps http://mjcs.org/hand-in-hand1.htmlF.A.C.T. Family Therapies https://www.factfamily.org/Jay Nolan http://www.jaynolan.org/Kare 4 Kidshttp://www.kare4kids.org/Kindlings Studio http://www.kare4kids.org/, and Space Labs Musical Artistshttp://www.speclabs.org/.

We are grateful to the families, individuals, local businesses and organizations that are passionate about helping individuals with special abilities to become successful (thriving), self-supporting and contributing members of our community.

In order to have this event at no cost to the artists, we were fortunate to have Event Sponsors step in with their support. We’d like to share our heartfelt thanks to Dan Real Films http://www.danrealfilms.com/Dream World Comics http://dreamworldtoys.com/Equinox http://www.equinox.com/clubs/southern-california/marinaMarina Beauty Bar http://marinabeautybar.com/MyKids Unite http://mykidsunite.com/Oneness Through Art http://florentinasong.com/, and Trader Joes http://traderjoes.com/.

With everyone coming together as a collective, a supportive inclusive community, our Artists will continue to shine and develop new friendships, networks and entrepreneurial opportunities!

Arts & Crafts of Autism

Brighter Future Charity would like to invite everyone in our community to attend this event as a way of giving hope and inspiration to some amazing families effected by autism. Individuals with autism are coming together to showcase their one-of-kind paintings, hand-made jewelry, and other artistic creations. Some items will be available for sale, where all the proceeds will go directly, in full, to these artists. Come out and meet these wonderful individuals and help us bring our community together, to have fun, to touch some hearts and warm some souls!

Click here to see our Facebook Event page for more information!

California State University at Northridge

Supported by his parents, Diane and Ray, jewelry teacher Racquel and by the Star Factory Program of Brighter Future Charity, Jeremy did a fantastic job helping students at the California State University at Northridge to understand his life with autism,
 as he is overcoming significant challenges pursuing his dreams to build his jewelry business, making friends, and helping others in need.

Teen with Autism Creates the Business of his Dreams!

A teen with autism creates the business of his dreams! We are working on developing and growing his business.
16 year old Jeremy Bernstein is an entrepreneur with his jewelry making business. When Jeremy was in the fourth grade, he had a project called “Dreams to Jobs” and designed his jewelry making business. Jeremy’s business plan involves working with others like himself and including himself in the business community which requires social skills often difficult for persons with Autism.
Being a business owner according to Jeremy means that he needs a lot of patience, and that he encourages other people to believe in themselves.

“Shop A Little, Help A Lot” Campaign

With unemployment among people with autism exceeding 90%, every action on our part as consumers, can make a difference in a person’s life.  Valuing a person by purchasing their product, helps develop their self-esteem and gives them incentive to continue their pursuits. Their products are made with heart and love. We are concerned with what adulthood would be like for individuals with autism. All of us are touched by autism and its economic burden. Autism’s costs to U.S. economy estimated $265 billion for 2015. Together we can help individuals with autism to become self-supporting and contributing members of their community.

6th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival

An opportunity to showcase the work of individuals with autism was presented to the Brighter Future Charity! We are so grateful to the folks hosting the 6th Annual Reggae on the Mountain Festival!

They were so welcoming and so helpful to us! They are a truly fantastic organization! They helped us to spread our message of support, encouragement, and empowerment of individuals with autism!!! As an example of our community’s best Samaritans, Reggae on the Mountain reminds us all of the benefits and power of our community acting together to help those in need!