Mission Statement

 

Autism Solution Pieces is a 501(c)3 organization.

 

Our Mission:

 

At Autism Solution Pieces, our goal is to empower parents and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism Solution Pieces is a volunteer based organization whose purpose is to raise hope and awareness by providing support and peer group meetings, educational conferences, fundraising events, and community outings for Autistic individuals. We are committed to providing current information on ASD causes, prevention, and treatments so parents and individuals can use these resources to build knowledge best suited for their families.

 

Because the piece is missing, we may be different, but not less.



Autism Solution Pieces Board of Directors

Ron "Spoon" Bailey

Ron “Spoon” Bailey is a happy husband, father of two, and proud business owner – doing what he loves! Spoon and his wife, Lauri own and operate Silver Spoon Entertainment. Since 1995, SSE has been providing clients with the absolute BEST in high-energy, interactive FUN! Spoon is a professional Wedding Expert and Corporate Event Specialist and is proud to have been voted BEST DJ by the readers of Scene262.com and BEST DJ & KARAOKE by the readers of the Racine Journal Times. Spoon’s family attends Epiphany Lutheran Church in Racine, where he is very active in the Music and Teen ministries. His children Madeline (9) and Joshua (7) are bright, happy students at Wisconsin Lutheran School. Joshua was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2008, and recently graduated out of the intensive therapy program. His success is a testament to the importance of early intervention. Spoon looks forward helping other families receive the same critical services that have benefited Joshua so much.


ASP Officers

Cindy Schultz - President, Co-Founder

Cindy Schultz is the Co-Founder of Autism Solution Pieces, a wife, and mother to five children. At the age of 3 years, her youngest son Gavin was diagnosed with Autism. Since Gavin’s diagnosis, Cindy has dedicated countless hours raising awareness for those with Autism. Cindy is the voice for the voiceless and a selfless advocate for anyone touched by special needs. Cindy has touched the hearts of hundreds by volunteering for many organizations. In 2005, she started the Autism Solutions Support Group in Racine, WI where she shares her experiences and networks with parents and teachers all over WI. Cindy’s dedication to the Autism community has lead her to speak about special needs topics in schools, area conferences, and other local groups. Cindy and Gavin’s experiences have been documented in several area newspaper articles. She is passionate about gaining knowledge by attending conferences like Autism One and helping families by sharing resources. Cindy has personal experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (A.B.A.) Therapy, Rapid Prompting Method (R.P.M.), Bio Medical Treatments (D.A.N. Protocol), dietary interventions – Gluten Casein Free Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Supplementation, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration Therapy, Hyperbaric Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Music Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Riding, acupuncture and chiropractic all of which she has witnessed positive results in her now teenage son, Gavin. With faith, hope, patience, understanding, and love Cindy believes special needs individuals can make huge gains and can meet their full potential. Cindy’s quest is to create a better life for all individuals with special needs. 

 


Cathy Wathen - Vice President, Co-Founder

Cathy Wathen’s family, volunteering efforts, spiritual worship, and dedication to the autism community are a few traits that drive Cathy’s passion for life. She is the co-founder and vice-president of Autism Solution Pieces and a stay at home mom to two children, Ellie and Anthony. The youngest of seven children, Cathy tributes her passion to help others by enforcing the values she learned from her unselfish, hard working parents. Cathy graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Business Management and Human Resources Management. After her son was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, Cathy began volunteering for an Autism organization and raised grant funds and Autism awareness by coordinating skydive events and assisting at conferences, support group meetings, and other special needs fairs. Cathy is a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish, a coordinator for the Interfaith Nightly Network Shelter and participates in Eucharistic, Christmas, and Meals on Wheels Ministries. She enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and gardening. Cathy feels blessed to be a part of the Autism community and is eager to share with others the rewards she has experienced while on this journey.


Phil Kent - Treasurer

Phil lives in Kenosha with his wife Marybeth and two children PJ and Paige. PJ was diagnosed with autism in 1998 and he has since participated in various programs designed to help him manage some of his autistic symptoms and realize his full potential. Both Phil and Marybeth have been, and continue to be, involved in a volunteer capacity with various activities and organizations associated with autistic children. Phil is currently a partner in the Skokie, Illinois CPA firm of Michael Silver & Company where his skills there will assist him with his duties as our organization’s treasurer.