What is the Autism Friendly Business Initiative (AFBI)?
“Transforming communities one business at a time”
The Autism Friendly Business Initiative (AFBI) is a training program created by Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) to build a community of local businesses dedicated to the inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all aspects of life.
Because ASD can impact the way an individual communicates and interacts with others, families impacted by ASD often report feeling alienated or unwelcome in public spaces, leaving them searching for ways to integrate themselves into everyday life.
The AFBI is designed to equip your organization – no matter its shape or size – with the tools necessary to better serve the ASD population. It teaches your team techniques to recognize signs of ASD and better communicate with individuals who exhibit those signs. When team members understand how to react, families feel accepted. When families find businesses they can depend on, businesses gain customers for life.