"Thanks, Brenda for giving me a chance. I am enjoying my job at Walmart thanks to RWAF...meeting a lot of friends along the way!" -Marissa 



Message from Elijah Pemberton

"I'd like to play overseas basketball and hopefully in the NBA. After a career in pro ball, I'd like to help the Ryan Woods Autism Foundation (in Middletown). It's definitely an up-and-coming program I worked for this summer. Hopefully it becomes established more in our city."

Elijah Pemberton is a senior at Cheshire Academy who mentored children and teens at Ryan Woods Autism Foundation while he attended Xavier High School.  He has been awarded a football scholarship to Hofstra University.  RWAF is honored to have Elijah express his affection for our autism organization!  We love you Elijah. -Brenda Wilson, Founder, RWAF

Middletown program created for autistic children

February 16, 2012

By WFSB Staff
It's estimated that 1:68 children out of every have autism, and a diagnosis can be overwhelming for some parents. One family turned their fear into fuel for an after school program they said is unique and helps bring out the best in children with autism. >>read more

Brenda Wilson Presents to the Connecticut Science Museum, Hartford, CT

Monday, September 8, 2014, 10AM - 11:30 AM

"Raising the Autism Bar"

Employment Program

Call for details 860-346-8777


Media Postings​ on Spectrum of Kindness website


​RJ Peete's Open Letter To The Teen With Autism Bullied By 50 Cent


Dear Ms. Wilson,

On behalf of Pfizer Inc. and Groton Laboratories, I am pleased to inform you that we have approved your 2016 grant request in the amount of $4000 as a contribution to Ryan Woods Autism Foundation to support the Special Needs Employment Program.  

Our best wishes for continuing success in your important work.