Our founder, Brittany Bas has a set of twins one of which is autistic. Once receiving the diagnosis she stepped down from a full-time career to become a full-time mother. In that time she has started a nonprofit to advocate for Autism by utilizing the tools and skills that she’s obtained from her previous surgical coordinating, customer service, and sales careers. She’s an active member of the Huntington Beach community and wishes to educate, advocate and show kindness. She grouped an amazing team with her intent and desire, to unite individuals that share the same vision. A set of amazing people carefully chosen, with the assurance that these people have the genuine desire, to raise not only awareness but as well as acceptance towards individuals with Autism and other invisible disabilities.
Many among our members are parents of children with special needs. We all know how busy and difficult things can be for these awesome parents. AMUSE members, most importantly families and love ones who have someone with special needs in their lives understand how each and every one of us has our own journeys; this thought leads us to bring up the Hummingbird. Hummingbirds, they meet and they may travel away from each other but they always come back to find each other and it’s just like every member of AMUSE, we may fly off on our own but we always come back for our main mission. We are carrying the message of autism acceptance and advocacy awareness education to each community through art, music, and kindness or universal languages because not all special-needs are visible.
We use music and arts as our medium to help us spread awareness and reach Autism acceptance. Through kindness, compassion, and equality. One among our activities are murals, these murals carry the name of AMUSE and creatively spreads awareness for Autism and special-needs acceptance.
Learn more about Brittany and Jonathan. Their exciting journey is in using arts and music to spread kindness, equality, and compassion. All these to raise awareness and acceptance towards to Autism community!
AMUSE, stands for Advocating Maintaining Unity with Special needs and Everyone.
Our founder, Brittany Bas has a has a set of twins one of which is autistic. Once receiving the diagnosis she stepped down from a full-time career to become a full-time mother. In that time she has started a nonprofit to advocate for Autism by utilizing the tools and skills that she’s obtained from her previous surgical coordinating, customer service and sales careers. She’s an active member of the Huntington Beach community and wishes to educate, advocate and show kindness. She developed her team carefully, with her intent and desire, to unite individuals that share the same vision.
Elopement, Sensory Avoider, Sensory Seeker; these are just a few words among the many that we hope to raise awareness about. AMUSE, together with PORT VIEW Preparatory created a short video where we seek to educate and bring awareness for special needs/Autistic behaviors for our local community; most specially for firemen, policemen, first responders and public health officials. This will consist of bringing basic awareness on how to recognize behaviors associated with Autism as well as understanding terminology and verbiage.
As we continue to grow, learn, and meet people who have the same goal with regards to special-needs acceptance and awareness, our founder, together with the amazing pioneer team of AMUSE, has continuously helped us bring more awareness and raise acceptance of the special-needs community. Their dedication is what brings more volunteers and contribution to our foundation that consistently brings us success in our movement. They have different stories, dedication, but one in the goal of special-needs awareness and acceptance. Without them, AMUSE will not be where it is now.
Many of us are aware of the existence of disabilities, but AMUSE aims to give a new meaning to this word "awareness". We hope that we can help educate our community on how each and everyone can help in case of an emergency, basic keywords, basic solutions or at least an idea on what we can do to help in case a person with special needs is in need of help. We are glad of your awareness.
Not all disabilities are visible, among the invisible disabilities is Autism. Autism is only one among these disabilities that may cause physical meltdowns that may seem overwhelming to many, what we can do and how we can help their families in a situation as such is a part of acceptance. We, as a community should learn to accept the presence of these disabilities and through kindness, start educating ourselves on even the simple traits of an individual with special needs. Believe us when we say that a simple help, really goes a long way; and as much as we are glad of your awareness, we are more than grateful of your acceptance.
We will be glad to have you as a volunteer and be part of the AMUSE Foundation. You may also share your donation/s, support of our merchandise, any contribution will go towards the purchasing of supplies needed for our events; for the kids and the production of our training videos that we hope will be able to raise awareness and acceptance.