The New Blue Foundation was created in 2019 to provide a sustained advocacy and fundraising entity specifically for the autism community in the Greater New Orleans area.
“New Blue” endeavors to bring needed and consistent programming and services to area families impacted by autism, as well as reinforcing proven initiatives capable of increasing qualified service providers to the area.
The New Blue Public Schools Initiative in partnership with Schaumberg Elementary, to be piloted in the 2020-2021 school year. This pilot will place ASD-specialized clinicians consistently in the public school environment to increase the faculty's ability to provide more intensive services for the unique needs of each child. The goal of this pilot is to build and prove a model that can be replicated in other schools, cost-effectively.
Brushes Without Boundaries, sponsored by the Ashley Longshore Charitable Trust, presented with artists Devin "Cypher" Dennis and digital art partner Microsoft. New Blue weekend experiences are designed by clinical therapists and free to participants.
The Rhapsody in Blue music therapy series provides weekend experiences free to participants combining the expertise of professional ASD-specific music therapists with the virtuosity of prominent New Orleans musicians.
Lisa McCaffety-Scott, Founder
Jenny Longwell, Ph.D., BCBA
Penny Roberts, Ph.D., MT-BC
Meredith Sharpe, MA, MT-BC
Kate Lacour, AT-BC