Urban Zen and ELIJA Farm Autism Awareness Event

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Thursday, April 11th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Urban Zen, 705 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014

 

What happens to children with autism when they transition to adulthood?

1 in 59 people will be diagnosed with Autism

We have a tsunami of over 500,000 adults entering our adult services systems in the next decade

The majority of one's typical life occurs in adulthood

Adults with Autism are most likely to live with a family member (AJ Drexel Autism Institute)

Approximately 84% of adults with Autism are unemployed  (AJ Drexel Autism Institute)

When: Thursday, April 11th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Where: Urban Zen, 705 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014

This event will highlight a small group of people from ELIJA Farm who are truly agents of change working tirelessly towards finding a practical answer to this open ended question. The ELIJA Farm community will be presenting its working pilot model with the intention of raising funds to support and replicate this model across the country.

About ELIJA Farm...

ELIJA Farm is a sustainable, non-profit farm in South Huntington, NY committed to using environmentally responsible practices to raise high quality, locally grown produce. ELIJA Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program enriches the health and wellness of our community through dynamic learning opportunities such as adaptive farming, yoga, meditation, and baking. Young adults on the Autism spectrum actively participate in these programs and contribute to the productivity of the farm and its CSA program. Future plans for the farm include construction of a state-of-the-art greenhouse and conversion of the barn into a classroom and workspace. It is ELIJA Farm’s long-term goal to grow into a welcoming community that integrates adults with Autism and other special abilities into the fabric of society through enhanced vocational training, cohesive support systems, and eventually housing. 

ELIJA Farm is unique in being a non-profit farm. All revenue from our CSA and other farm related activities help support innovative, farm-based learning experiences for differently-abled persons, and individuals with Autism in the Long Island community. 

Honorary Chair
Donna Karan

Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Jordan
Jennifer Marsh
Michelle Ort

Committee

Alicia Scanlon

Simone Sanchez

Lynne Koufakis

Yie-Hsin Hung
Chef Thomas Gloster, Rustic Root

READ MORE ABOUT THE TRANSITIONING CRISIS HERE:

National Autism Indicators Report, AJ Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University

The Coming Care Crisis as Kids With Autism Grow Up by Noah Remnick.The Atlantic, Feb. 2019

About our Founder...

Debora Thivierge, BCaBA, CBAA, received her BA in Sociology from Hofstra University and is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She serves as the Executive Director and Founder of The ELIJA School, The ELIJA Foundation, ELIJA Farm, and ELIJA's Transitional Programs and Services (TPS). Debora has volunteered her time to numerous Autism groups such as Nassau County’s Department of Health Early Intervention Coordinating Council, New York State Association of Behavior Analysis, Nassau County Autism Coalition run by the County Executive and served as a board member of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) for 5 years. She was appointed to the New York State Licensure Board for Applied Behavior Analysis in 2014 and served until 2018, when she stepped down to advocate for the advancement of the field in ABA. For the past 18 years, she has been providing advocacy to families and conducted training workshops to promote evidence based instruction for families and educators who have been touched by Autism. She has a 20 year old son with Autism.

Individual Ticket $250 ($150 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

Community Champion Sponsor $10,000 ($8,800 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

  • 12 Guests
  • Acknowledgement on social media and all promotional materials
  • Corporate promo item in gift bag
  • Listing in event program and on event sponsor board
  • Plaque with sponsor name on ELIJA Farm Greenhouse

Innovator Sponsor $5,000 ($4,400 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

  • 6 Guests
  • Acknowledgement on social media and all promotional materials
  • Listing in event program and on event sponsor board

Advocate Sponsor $2,500 ($2,300 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

  • 2 Guests
  • Acknowledgement on social media and all promotional materials
  • Listing in event program and on event sponsor board

Friend Sponsor $1,000 ($900 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law)

  • 1 Guest
  • Acknowledgement on social media and all promotional materials
  • Listing in event program and on event sponsor board

Thursday, April 11th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Urban Zen, 705 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014

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