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


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 54

1 in 54 children are identified with autism in the United States.*

*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020

5.4 Million

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.

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!

The Mount Sinai Hospital: Guggenheim Lobby East & West Exhibit