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

First Fridays Market at Bixby Trading Post 
September 7th, 2018 
6:00pm -8:00 pm

 3803 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA  90807

 

First Fridays Market at Bixby Trading Post on the hot new Bixby corridor!

This event is a featured destination of The First Friday’s Art Walk on Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.

Join us for locally grown produce, specialty items like salts & honey, crafters delight, food trucks and live music! Play cornhole and hula hoop. It’s sure to be a great time!

We will have rock painting and LEGOs along side our vendors.
Event is outdoors so bring a jacket.

Please register in advance as space is limited for our vendors for this event.

 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 Events

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.