ADAPT4Autism was founded in 2010 by Christina Gibson-Cipfl and Alice Howe. The goal of Chris, an autism educator, and Alice, a parent of a child with autism, was to create an organization specifically geared to assist families and children in Southwestern Illinois dealing with autism spectrum disorders. ADAPT4Autism provides educational programs and pro-social therapy to children with autism.
The Vision of ADAPT4Autism is to provide children with autism or other neurological disabilities the social skills necessary to actively enjoy all community settings.
The mission of ADAPT4Autism is to teach positive pro-social skills to children that struggle with socialization, emotional development, independence, and overall language development. Through multi-faceted group sessions and community outings, this creative approach to social awareness is essential for quality of life.