Give Back


On December 8th, The Fragrance Foundation and NEXT for AUTISM are joining up with AARMY for the second year in a row with another super-charged 45-minute fitness practice led by NYT featured coach Akin Akman to show support for the 5 million+ adults with autism. The best part? You can join from anywhere! Sign-up today.


NEXT for AUTISM transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs. We believe that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. We continually ask, what’s next for people on the autism spectrum?


1 in 59

1 in 59 children are identified with autism in the United States

.5 Million

An estimated half-million individuals with autism will enter adulthood in the next decade.

21 Years of Age

At 21 years of age, young people with autism fall off a services cliff. They no longer qualify for intervention from schools, yet are in critical need of support in order to go onto productive, fulfilling lives.


To Reimagine Autism Services

NEXT for AUTISM challenges assumptions and accelerates change by designing and supporting model programs for people on the autism spectrum and their families.

To Envision a Different World

– In our world, individuals with autism live fulfilling and meaningful lives
– They are supported by excellent services that empower them to thrive.
– They have equal opportunities in our workplaces, businesses, and communities.

To Be Change Agents

We take risks with bold ideas, refine our designs, and incubate new programs. While we focus on creating programs to meet the needs of those living on the autism spectrum, our intention is nothing short of disrupting current thought and practice.

Power Pedal

December 10, 2019

Power Pedal in partnership with NEXT For AUTISM

December 10th was our Power Pedal event in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM. It took place at AARMY Fitness Studio in SoHo, co-founded by Trey Laird. The ride was led by co-founder Akin Akman. It was a massive turnout with over sixty riders coming together for a cause and raising over $500,000. You know the saying, “go big or go home.” Well, we indeed went big, we were an army.


The Fragrance Foundation’s Give Back partnership will support NEXT For AUTISM, co-founded by the 2019 Game Changer, Laura Slatkin.

Watch the Event!