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Our Mission

To integrate families and children of Autism back into society through LOVE and SUPPORT, one step at a time.

There is a critical need for more progressive early intervention to adult life solution-based programs that will support the cognitive growth necessary to allow life skill development that leads to a more sustainable independent adult life.

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Financial Impact

Independent Life


Candyland Roadmap

We designed this map as a main resources tool to serve all of our A.C.R.E. communities. Playing a game like Candyland with your child at 2.5 years old is critical to help see the signs. Many families have stopped interacting with their child. They hand their phone to them and the child remains At-Risk. We are using the symbolism of the Candyland Game and the Roadmap to remind Families of At Risk, especially Autism, Community Leaders, Responders and Educators about seeing the signs earlier than 5 years old . We never want to meet an At-Risk family that needs help and not offer a Solution. This Roadmap offers a simple yet Safe Solutions on how to confidently RESPOND to At-Risk Communities, especially Autism from Prenatal until the Final Farewell of Life.

Candyland Roadmap for Autism

Candyland Roadmap for Autism Steps

Board of Directors

Kevin Crotty, President

Police Officer City of Phoenix
and Dad of Autism

Cricket Barrientos, Founder

Entrepreneur and Mom of Autism

Raven Ell, Administrative Assistant

Director of Payroll
Fox Restaurant Concepts


Bernadette Smith, Director Community and Corporate Outreach (Legal Shield Associate and Mom of Autism)
Steve Pomerantz, Director Grants and Fundraising (Professional Grant Writer)
Amanda Licano, Director Social Media (Small Business Owner and Mom of Autism)
Samantha Halvorsen, Director Media (Graduate Huntington University Media Production)

Executive Support

Landon Barrientos, Media Anchor (Autism community)
Isabelle Smith, Media MC (Autism community)
Alexis Barrientos, Social Media Support (University of Arizona Student Physical Therapy and Sibling of Autism)

Executive Advisory Consultant Board

Our E.A.C. Board of Directors — Our Executive Advisory Board is made up of multiple Community Leaders who offer their expert advise as needed throughout the development of Sounds of Autism organization. We are blessed to have so many people supporting our cause. We could not do this without all of them.

Behavioral Health and Early Intervention

Early Education, Education and Universities

Independent Living Support and Resources

Community Responders

Support our programs to make a difference in someone's journey of living with Autism.


Sounds of Autism

Bringing a voice to Autism, one step at a time.


Become a RESPONDER to Autism!

We would love to connect with you and share more about our program through our monthly newsletters and weekly presentation invites.