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CAF Introduces New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Valisha Fullard Named Executive Director of California Autism Foundation As Executive Director, Fullard brings invaluable crisis management skills and empathetic leadership to this burgeoning California non-profit.  Richmond, California – April 1, 2014 – For over thirty years, the California Autism Foundation (CAF) has provided support, resources, and education for those individuals facing […]

California Autism Foundation Feeling The Love From VH1’s Love And Hip Hop’s Top Lady — Erica Mena and IZMA Models at BET Awards Event

On Saturday, June 29th, trendsetters and fashionistas came together to support California Autism Foundation at the BET Awards “Eye on Glam” beauty lounge and day party hosted by VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Latina vixen, Erica Mena, IZMA Models and Lady J Cosmetics. The event was held at 333 Live, in Los Angeles, CA. “Eye […]

Cheryl Jennings interviews John Visbal and Melanie Louden

Autism, Cheryl Jennings interviews John Visbal and Melanie Louden Beyond the Headlines, ABC 7 Local News, August 21, 2011

What Will Happen When My Child is an Adult?

San Francisco Gate, by Laura Shumaker, Writer/Autism Advocate, 2011 This is a question that keeps parents of children with autism awake at night. Trust me. In the state of California, it’s estimated that 84% of all regional center consumers with autism are under 22, the age when services from their local school districts end. The […]

ABC Spells a Better Chance for Students with Autism

Tucked in an unlikely corner of a Richmond business park, is a school that caters to the unique needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A Better Chance School is a nonpublic school that operates under the umbrella of the California Autism Foundation, an organization that provides educational and developmental services, job opportunities and housing […]