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Who We Are

HAAPE - Helping Adults with Autism Perform & Excel is an all-volunteer organization striving to improve the lives of Young Adults with Autism.

Vision

HAAPE envisions improved support for finding meaningful employment opportunities that provide self-esteem and independence for adults with ASD.

Mission

HAAPE works to create and fund programs to address the unique challenges that adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face when seeking and sustaining meaningful employment.

Core Values

Partnership
We are a respectful and collaborative partnership of adults with ASD, employers, organizations and providers.

Support
We strive to maintain a supportive community for all our constituents; we  encourage those seeking support to participate in working with us to solve the challenges that adults with ASD face.

Innovation
We provide a platform to generate and implement innovative solutions that address the employment needs of our community, particularly those with ASD.

Education
We foster dialogue to educate ourselves and the public about autism, develop and share resources, and promote understanding and living with ASD.

Our Sponsors

Our Programs

HAAPE is currently working with leading businesses, not for profits and government agencies, to provide and autism friendly workplace environment, building awareness, educating and training employers, teachers and parents.

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SPECTRUMTECH TECHNOLOGY CENTER

SPECTRUMTECH provides training for employment and placement through the use of a proprietary Job Board and other resources.

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HAAPE-BC AVIONIC MAINTENANCE CERTIFICATION

The program offers Certification as an Aviation Electronics Technician for people with ASD.

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HAAPE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER JOB BOARD

The HAAPE (Internet based) Job Board (www.haapejobs.org) is designed exclusively for people with ASD.

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HAAPE AUTISM FRIENDLY WORKPLACE & UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

HAAPE is establishing an initial program with Memorial Hospital Group to employ people with ASD.

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HAAPE TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM

A program to teach people with ASD to code for Drones, the Internet of Things (IoT), Apps and Video Games. 

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HAAPE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

HAAPE has recently embarked on a $2 million Capital Campaign to expand SpectrumTech.

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HAAPE ASD HOUSING CAMPUS

We envision an autism specific design for a housing community that should feature safety and security.

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HAAPE VOCATIONAL TECH CENTER

We are in initial planning for a center, tentatively called “VocationalTech” to address this most important group of individuals.

Interesting Facts About Autism

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Worldwide, there are approximately 70 million people that are autistic

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Autism in the U.S. costs each family approximately $60,000 per year

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There are approximately 4 million people with autism in the U.S.

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Autism is usually diagnosed by age 4 in the United States

HAAPE is Volunteering

HAAPE is an All-Volunteer organization that raises money to help those with autism improve their lives.

Become a VOLUNTEER

HAAPE has no salaried employees. Volunteers play a pivotal role in changing the lives of those with autism. Read more about volunteering with HAAPE. HAAPE needs you!

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