“ Over the years, I have witnessed so many across the nation strive to build best of brand solutions to help those with autism. It has long been my desire to put together a platform to reach and enable spectrum adults to find success in their lives. I have been amazed on two fronts; so many businesses and employers conducting excellent programs, and so many who are in need of these programs who either do not know about them, or cannot afford them. I am creating this platform to directly attack and solve this disconnect. As business professionals, and parents of spectrum children, we know the best jobs, events and providers have been found through our personal networks; people we know. Lace Nexus gives our children access to a lifetime network, in their local community, built to help them succeed. I hope you will join us in making this the most powerful solutions-oriented networking platform on the planet, for the good of ASD families. ”
“ So many people think automation and computers are here to take away jobs and opportunities and reduce the ability for those on the spectrum to participate in their community. I think this is the wrong way to think about technology. Why can't we get out a lasso and harness the computer into connecting us in ways we can't even yet imagine. We're all globally connected, but sometimes don't even know our next door neighbors. Let's introduce those personal connections in real, practical ways through technology. With that mindset, we are solving problems today that many people are just now discovering need to be solved.”
“ In order to build a truly self-sustaining community, we need to connect vocational programs, enterprise opportunities, and residential providers. Vocational programs help individuals prepare for work opportunities. Meaningful employment creates self confidence and a sense of belonging. Yet a job alone does not define who one is, thus the need exists to combine vocation and employment within a community. L.A.C.E.Nexus is the platform that can connect the ASD community with social, educational and work opportunities at a local community level. ”
Our primary focus is to build a unique collaboration of parents, professionals, and community members to provide quality support, tools and connections that are economically accessible to all adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and those who work with them..