Make Autism Work

The Pumpkin Race to Make Autism Work

Our mission is to bring communities together for a day of pure fun and fundraising that helps create a brighter future for individuals and families living with autism and other neurodisorders. 

Race your very own Pumpkin Racer to raise funds and awareness for programs focused on creating successful outcomes for students learning to live and work as neurodiverse adults.

What we're doing to help 

Smashing Success has partnered with  local school districts, city agencies, and local businesses to expand and enhance vocational training and work experiences for adult students enrolled Transition Programs across America.   As part of their vocational training, Transition Program team members assemble and pack official kits for Pumpkin Race events this fall.  

The Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race to Make Autism Work serves as a fundraiser to benefit the MBUSD CHOICE Booster Club.   The CHOICE Booster Club is a sub-organization of MBX Foundation 501(c)(3) Tax ID #02-0603467) established in 2015 by parent volunteers to support the MBUSD CHOICE Transition Program,  and help each CHOICE Team member succeed in their transition goals.

Smashing Success offers a variety of products for attending and hosting a Pumpkin Race in your neighborhood in our official store.   Many of our products are assembled and packed by our neurodiverse workforce, including members of the CHOICE Team. 

What you can do to help 

Attend, participate, or host a Pumpkin Race to Make Autism Work event  to raise awareness and resources to help create successful transition outcomes for students learning to live and work in your community as neurodiverse adults.   

10/15/2016 - 1st Annual Naperville Pumpkin Race presented by Turning Pointe Autism Foundation and Chevrolet of Naperville 

10/22/2016 - 1st Annual Golden Heart Ranch Pumpkin Race

10/23/2016The 26th Annual Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race to Make Autism Work presented by LAcarGUY

10/31/2016 - 2nd Annual Longo Pumpkin Race presented by Longo Toyota

Subscribe to our Pumpkin Race Flyer newsletter for special offers and monthly updates on Pumpkin Race events across America. 

Purchase Official Pumpkin Race products in our online store.  Your support allows us to to train and employ young adults with autism, helping them succeed in their transition and long term goals.  

Gather a few fun friends and host your own annual Pumpkin Race fundraiser to benefit someone special in your local public school Special Education Transition Program, or private special needs transition services provider. 

About Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.