Minds of All Kinds is a non-profit organization made up of parents and caregivers who have children on the autism spectrum.
Our mission is to create social events in a fun and safe environment for these individuals and their families.
Our goal is to connect with as many families in our autism community as possible and to connect with other special needs organizations to provide these families the resources they need.
Our daughter, Angelina was diagnosed 2 years ago at the age of 2. At the time autism was a scary word, life as we knew it was about to change. However, what we didn’t realize is how much better life would get. Sure, we have our tough days but who doesn’t? The amazing team of people behind her (Angelina’s Army), the amazing families that we’ve met who have turned into the best support system and Angelina’s peers and friends who show us their strength and what is possible every single day have been the greatest gifts.
Now that Angelina is a little older, we have started to try some different activities. Unfortunately, none that have really worked out. We are always treated with kindness, but many people simply don’t know enough about autism or how to help someone on the spectrum when it comes to a “typical” activity. After talking with other parents, I soon realized that it was an overall issue.
We want our daughter to be able to participate in activities, but at her own pace and without judgement. We want families to feel safe and understood. We want to offer support and receive support. We want to connect with other organizations who support the autism community and have a similar mission. We want to help newly diagnosed families realize that the word autism isn’t so scary after all, and that the world is a better place with Minds of All Kinds.
Contact us at Mindsofallkindspgh@gmail.com for more info. and how to get involved!