We help kids with autism and more. We embrace children’s personal needs by providing for our most exceptional students.

Hope for Parents and Help for Teachers

The estimated number of children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has more than doubled since 2000 when it was 1 in 150. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control, released in March 2014, estimates that about 1 in 68 children have autism.

Most parents of children with autism want their child to have an opportunity to attend school with peers, but given the multisensory, communication, social and behavioral challenges of children with ASD, teachers can find it difficult to integrate these special students into a general education classroom.

Now The Star Room™ offers hope for parents and help for teachers. The Star Room is a scientifically proven, calming, therapeutic environment in the school created for children with autism, plus those with behavior disorders and physical disabilities. Students with sensory processing challenges experience high levels of anxiety and stress, which can interrupt learning and lead to disruptive behavior. When students are feeling overwhelmed, they can check into the supervised Star Room, choose an appropriate tool or technique to help “de-escalate,” spend some time winding down, then return to the classroom ready to learn. The Star Room has also proven to be a better quality environment for students receiving occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and social training skills.  Learn more about the science behind The Star Room.

Our Mission

The mission of the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation is to empower and support organizations and programs dedicated to fostering environments of inclusivity and sensory regulation. Our commitment is to ensure that individuals with autism can thrive in spaces designed for their unique needs, promoting understanding, acceptance, autonomy, and full participation in their communities.  Through collaboration, advocacy, and targeted funding, we aim to create a more inclusive world where every individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

To ensure every individual with autism and apraxia has equal opportunities. We strive for more inclusive, understanding communities where these individuals can thrive, feel connected, and autonomous. Our goal is to foster awareness and dismantle negative stereotypes, making the world a more welcoming place for all.