Kind Tree Productions Inc. is dedicated to celebrating and supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities through the arts, education, recreation and community involvement.
Diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity, and inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity.
“Dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities”, the ideals behind these beliefs are also deeply and naturally applied to all people of color, the LGBTQ community, indigenous peoples and every marginalized population in this country. See Spanish Language video below…
KindTree was founded on the belief that through an atmosphere of acceptance, respect and the power of self-advocacy everyone, regardless of disability, race or minority status, with and without autism can achieve self-realization.
Our Founding Vision: “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. Celebrating Autism, Changing Perceptions, Creating Community”
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 nearly twenty-four 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 3,000+ contact list, hundreds of student and community volunteers, and an art program representing dozens of artists. KindTree-Autism Rocks serves another 250 individuals through various community recreation programs, social media and support groups, and provides educational training and support to 100 people annually through our STiLE Program.