Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, and its prevalence is increasing. In 1970, one in 2,000 people was diagnosed with autism in the United States. Today it is estimated to be one in 54. Services for people with autism transitioning to adulthood are almost non-existent. That’s why Easterseals launched Greenleaf Neurodiversity Community Center (Greenleaf NCC) in 2019 to create a community hub that fosters the abilities of young adults with autism and related neurodivergent conditions, so they reach their potential and thrive in the community, in the workplace, and in life.
Greenleaf NCC offers structured social activities, educational, and vocational programming throughout the year for people 18 years or older with autism and related neurodivergent conditions. All activities and programs promote sense of community and are focused on this special population’s capabilities and strengths.
Mitchell Bowman, MAEd, CAS (he/him)
Director, Greenleaf NCC Social Creativity
Easterseals Central Texas
Corporate Office Address: 2324 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite F-1, Austin TX 78754
Greenleaf NCC Location: 911 W. Anderson Rd., Suite 203, Austin, TX 78757