Join us for this fun event for the whole family!

Tickets will be available at the door! 


Join us for our first Carnival for a Cause, a fun day for the kids featuring food, drink, games, a magician, face painting, prizes & more!

From hot dogs to snow cones, to a magic show from The Amazing V and music from DJ Will to face painters, to games and prizes, this indoor event will be fun for the whole family!

Tickets are only $15 and include two food tickets. Kids games (rubber duck races, spin wheels, etc.) are only $1each. Extra food tickets and tickets for the games can be purchased at the event.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the Southard Fire Hall on Sunday, June 26!

Tickets can be purchased through our Eventbrite page.  On behalf of our all-volunteer nonprofit, thank you!

Many thanks to Circle Hyundai, Central Reach, Jimmy's Kids, Monmouth University, Wawa and Friends of Cyrus for sponsoring our 6th annual Walk Event in 2020!

Polar Bear Plunge Raises $10,000 for Autism MVP 
Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore Host this Inaugural Even
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This inaugural event at D'Jais in Belmar featured nearly 100 Plungers and a jam-packed after party featuring The Holme Band. The Autism MVP Foundation and Belmar Junior Lifeguard Program were the beneficaries of this incredible event!

Above, FSOS Vice President Craig Coyle (left) presents Autism MVP Founder Keith Green with a check for $10,000. Many thanks to our FSOS friends, along with their volunteers, sponsors, and the Jersey Shore Pipes and Drums who made the event possible!


Our Mission

Two of our scholarship winners from Monmouth University leading our Annual Walk Event! 

The Autism MVP Foundation has underwritten the groundbreaking Autism Program Improvement Project with Monmouth University by donating $40,000 to date. 

Autism is a serious neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize, focus and learn. It has been proven that various therapies can help individuals on the autism spectrum show dramatic improvement to help them reach their maximum potential. The autism diagnosis rate in the U.S. is a staggering- 1 in 44 among 8-year old children. That figure equates to roughly 150 new diagnoses a day and approximately 60,000 children with autism entering our school systems each year.  In New Jersey, where the foundation is located, the diagnosis rates is 1 in 35, which is the highest in the country and equates to 3,000 children each year receiving an autism diagnosis. The challenge is that there are simply not enough educators and therapists to work with children with autism. 

Our Second Annual "Sunday with Santa" in December 2019 at Circle Hyundai was a huge hit! This sensory-friendly event provided the opportunity for children and their families to have their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For more info, visit www.circlehyundai.com or visit their showroom today!

Tickets on Sale Now for Inaugural Carnival for a Cause on Sunday, June 26 at Southard Fire Dept. In Howell

Helping Children through Autism-Focused Educational Initiatives 

More than 60,000 autism diagnoses annually in the U.S. has led to a serious shortage of autism-focused educators and therapists

Our mission is to increase the number of autism-focused educators and therapists to meet the current and future needs of students on the autism spectrum.

We accomplish this by supporting unique training and professional development programs for teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals, and by providing scholarships to graduate students.

Our initiatives include:
1. A scholarship program for graduate students at Monmouth University and a new, endowed scholarship initiative for Temple University graduate students that was announced in November 2020. Both programs benefit students are committed to pursuing a career in the various fields that improve educational, social and daily life skill outcomes for individuals with autism. 

2. Funding the groundbreaking Autism Program Improvement Project with Monmouth University.