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Meet Autism Shifts: Artistas Cafe – SVP Fast Pitch

Megan Holmes

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Click the play button to hear from Autism Shifts board member Marilyn Reyes Burrows.

Over the coming weeks, the Catalyst will be introducing each of the organizations competing in the 2018 Social Venture Partner’s Fast Pitch. This two-month program brings the best and brightest of Tampa Bay’s nonprofit world together for a training and mentoring program that culminates in a pitch night.

Get your tickets for the Oct. 25 SVP Fast Pitch here. 

Meet Autism Shifts. 

This Tampa-based nonprofit is looking to shift outcomes for people diagnosed with autism. Their main focuses include:  

  • Employment & career training
  • Independent living
  • Community & social integration

Artistas Cafe food truck.

Autism Shifts’ employment project, the Artistas Cafe opened in 2011, a first of it’s kind employment training program for people with autism. With Artistas Cafe’s wild success, Autism Shifts is looking to expand the program throughout the region, and they recently launched the Artistas Cafe food truck.  Their social enterprise’s mission is to help people with autism integrate into more inclusive communities and utilize their unique abilities in a work setting. 

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