Kind Tree Productions Inc. is dedicated to celebrating and supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities through the arts, education, recreation and community involvement. More HERE.
Diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity, and inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity. More HERE.
Two young men with autism share their feelings about KindTree – Autism Rocks “Friends & Family Camp”, a place where you can come on your own or with your family and caregivers and be valued, respected, and feel what Heaven is like. Magic happens. Really.
Our COVID-19 Response
KindTree is now scheduling events and STiLE classes in-person, with masks and vaccination proof or recent negative test required.
Be healthy, be safe….wash your hands and get vaccinated!
Message from President Michael Omogrosso – November 2021
Meet our Executive Director, Loretta McNally
COVID-19 State, County and more Updates and Resources
VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 5 YRS & OLDER!! – Testing Sites, too!
Now MEETING VIA ZOOM:
- The Eugene Peer Support Group, 2nd Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm via Zoom, with Omo!
- Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum (Online/statewide) Due to low participation in our group, we are sending parents to our partner the Autism Society of Oregon’s Parent Support Groups. See their Calendar HERE.
- Every Friday Social, What will we have for you this month?
- Social Skills Group Facilitated by Mary-Minn Sirag, 3rd Mondays of every month via Zoom until the pandemic is passed.
- Our Festival of Art for All is postponed until 2022. But you can still join the Artist Guild!
- the Eugene AVOICE Advocacy Group No meeting until further notice
Founded in 1997 by two group home workers determined to remedy their clients’ lack of meaningful activities, KindTree – Autism Rocks provides support, services, and information to empower and improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism, and the professionals who serve them. From its inception, this “grass roots” all volunteer nonprofit has maintained its focus on serving and celebrating people on the autism spectrum through art, education, recreation, and community.
In the past twenty five years, KindTree – Autism Rocks has grown from offering an overnight retreat in the Oregon forest for six adults to becoming a successful 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a 2,000+ distribution list, hundreds of student and community volunteers, a growing skill training curriculum serving dozens of students, and an art program representing artists from Lane County and the world. KindTree – Autism Rocks serves many additional individuals through various community recreation programs, social media, support groups, and provides real social events/activities where everyone can feel safe and be themselves.
With warm hearted whimsy, an open sense of family and a deep level of caring, we reach within ourselves to embrace our flaws, gather our strengths, and offer our love, while reaching out to people on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers, and to our community at large. Through the power of self-advocacy in an atmosphere of acceptance and respect, autistic and neuro-normal people alike can work toward self-realization.