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Colbeck Capital Management Sponsors NEXT for AUTISM’s “Color The Spectrum” Live Streamed Event in Support of Autistic Community
Funds raised from NEXT for AUTISM sponsors will directly help young adults with autism in transition to independent adult life
NEW YORK, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Colbeck Capital Management proudly sponsored the recent “Color The Spectrum” virtual event, celebration, and fundraiser organized by NEXT for AUTISM, a national advocacy group that connects people living with autism to services in their communities.
The April 30th event was hosted by comedian and TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel as well as YouTube creator and former NASA engineer Mark Rober on Rober’s increasingly popular YouTube channel. Viewers were treated to a host of celebrity guests including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, John Stewart, yPaul Rudd, and Mark Hamill. Viewers were also educated on ways to support NEXT for AUTISM.
“Color The Spectrum” has almost 5 million views on YouTube, and was able to raise almost $4 million for NEXT for AUTISM. Funds raised from corporate sponsors, like Colbeck Capital, and individual donors at the #ColortheSpectrum event will be used to help young adults successfully transition from school to adulthood, including:
- Equal access to employment and career choices
- Access to homes that are safe and welcoming
- Opportunities for social connections, including recreation, athletics, arts, and other community roles.
For the last 18 years, NEXT for AUTISM has provided programs and grants to benefit the autism community around the United States. Colbeck Capital Management is delighted to back such an important cause. The sponsorship is in line with the company’s dedication to support nonprofits and organizations in need such as the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Homes with Hope, and more.
Visit NEXT for AUTISM online at www.nextforautism.org and learn more.
Traditionally, NEXT for AUTISM has organized an in-person entertainment and fundraising program called “Night of Too Many Stars”, where celebrities from all avenues of Hollywood gather to entertain and raise money for autism awareness. However, this fundraiser was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mark Rober then stepped in with an alternative solution, providing his popular science YouTube channel to host a virtual event as an alternative.
For Mark Rober the cause is personal, as his son was diagnosed with autism. “Color the Spectrum” was the perfect opportunity for them to encourage viewers to watch and support NEXT for AUTISM’s many programs, and to raise awareness for autism nationwide.
About NEXT for AUTISM
NEXT for AUTISM was founded in 2003 to provide innovative opportunities to advance the field of autism services. NEXT for AUTISM has built a large portfolio of partnerships with universities, medical centers, and service organizations to create and support innovative programs specifically designed to improve the lives of families, and those living with autism. For more information about NEXT for AUTISM visit https://www.nextforautism.org/. View a replay of the “Color The Spectrum” event here.
About Colbeck Capital Management
Colbeck Capital Management (www.colbeck.com) is a strategic lender that partners with companies during periods of transition, providing creative capital solutions to meet their evolving needs. Founded in 2009 by Jason Colodne and Jason Beckman, Colbeck’s principals have more than 75 years of experience managing credit investing businesses. Colbeck Capital has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Read more about Colbeck Capital at colbeck.com
Contact: Morris Beyda, Colbeck Capital Management, 212.603.2818
SOURCE Colbeck Capital Management
Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid.
ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.
The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t work. In study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work.
What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.
The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth.
The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome.
This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.
Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.
Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.
Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.
[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.