The Fragrance Foundation’s Give Back partnership supported NEXT For AUTISM, co-founded by the 2019 Game Changer, Laura Slatkin. TFF hosted NEXT For AUTISM x AARMY Boot Camp – both virtual and in-person – aimed at bringing the community together to raise awareness and funds for those with autism. Our partnership began in 2019 and continued through 4 successful GIVE BACK events.
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 44
1 in 44 children are identified with autism in the United States.*
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2021
There are 5.4 million adults with autism in the United States.*
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020
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 need of critical supports in order to go on to productive, fulfilling, and healthy 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.
Hybrid Bootcamp – December 2022
On December 8th, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET, The Fragrance Foundation and NEXT for AUTISM joined with AARMY for the fourth annual GIVE BACK event, a super-charged 45-minute fitness bootcamp led by NYT featured coach Akin Akman. Through this hybrid bootcamp, the fragrance community came together to answer the question of ‘What comes next for autism?’ and raise money and awareness for an important cause. Together, we raised over $450,000 and counting in support of NEXT for AUTISM’s mission to invest in the success and well-being of the future for autistic adults.
Virtual Bootcamp – December 2021
On December 7th, 2021 at 5:30 PM ET, The Fragrance Foundation and NEXT for AUTISM joined with AARMY for the third annual GIVE BACK event, a super-charged 45-minute fitness bootcamp led by NYT featured coach Akin Akman. Through this virtual bootcamp, the fragrance community came together to answer the question of ‘What comes next for autism?’ and raise money and awareness for an important cause. Together, we raised over $520,000 and counting in support of NEXT for AUTISM’s mission to invest in the success and well-being of the future for autistic adults.
Virtual Bootcamp – December 2020
On December 8th, 2020, The Fragrance Foundation and NEXT for AUTISM joined 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 virtual Bootcamp and the amount of donations we received exceeded our expectations, raising over $500,000.
Power Pedal – December 2019
December 10th, 2019 was our Power Pedal event in partnership with NEXT for AUTISM. It took place at AARMY Fitness Studio in SoHo NYC, co-founded by Trey Laird. The ride was led by co-founder Akin Akman. It was a massive turnout with over 60 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. Read more and see the event here.
Watch the Event!
Other Give Back Programs
Thank You Mount Sinai Nurses
On December 1st, 2020, The Fragrance Foundation, world renowned artist Rebecca Moses, and several TFF members celebrated the inspiring professional dedication and resilience of nursing throughout the Health System at the opening of the unique art exhibition THANK YOU, NURSES during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We would like to thank the TFF Member companies, listed below, for their generous donations of self-care products and fragrances to the Mount Sinai Nurses. We hope that the products donated will have a positive impact for these frontline heroes and enhance their well-being!