I learned about Autism After 18, this month’s charity spotlight, through a local networking group, Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC). Brett Metcalf discussed BLOC and then Margaret Neelson, a chairperson from Autism After 18, explained their mission of unlocking life’s potential for adults with autism. Her son has autism and she had a vision of creating a support network where he could make friends and learn life skills. That vision has certainly come to fruition over the past few years and they have a big vision of creating chapters across the country.

To learn more about BLOC, visit www.businessleadersofcharlotte.com or attend their next after hours event Wed, Feb 27 at 5:30pm at Slate Billiards.

To learn more about Autism After 18, visit autismafter18.org/ or email Margaret at mneelsen@autismafter18.org. They host regular events for adults with autism and their next fundraising event “Dollar for a Scholar” in support of World Autism Month in April (details will be posted online by the end of March).

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