Introducing
ShineLight Connect Foundation

The new foundation has been created to help fill the gap in services for those with ASD in Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas.

Shinelight Connect will help those that do not qualify for standard services, be able to receive select services.

Services

ShineLight Connect Foundation partners with ShineLight, Inc., an ASD service provider, as well as other local and national programs to support individuals with autism.

Examples of services include:

Residential Options | Community Living | Employment Opportunities Social Skills Training | Rights Training | Summer Camps

How do I apply for services?

Our Executive Director is a dedicated, talented individual that believes in the vision, mission, and values of ShineLight Connect Foundation.

Nikki Giovanni Creecy

Executive Director
nikki@shinelightconnect.org
"I get satisfaction from giving away love, compassion, and empathy. The greatest return on my investment is when people fulfill their potential."

Board Members

Mr. Robert Carpenter

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Operations Sr. Analyst MKTS

Ms. Winnie G. White, EdD

Mintz Christian Academy
Exceptional Children's Director

Mission and Vision​

Our MISSION is to bridge the financial and information gap between individuals with autism and available services through financial assistance, advocacy, and education.

Our VISION is for every individual with autism-spectrum disorders to have access to quality service programs so they can have equal opportunities to live meaningful lives.​

Support ShineLight Connect Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

ShineLight Connect Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for people with ASD that either lack insurance or are under insured. We aim to make sure people have access to the specialized services necessary to support them to accomplish their definition of a quality life.

The mission of ShineLight Connect Foundation is to bridge the financial and information gap between individuals with autism and available services through financial assistance, advocacy, and education.

The vision of ShineLight Connect Foundation is for every individual with autism-spectrum disorders to have access to quality service programs so they can have equal opportunities to live meaningful lives. 

  1. Submit documentation regarding diagnosis
  2. Submit current insurance coverage  
  3. Show economic hardship due to economic impact
  4. Submit how benefits in funding for services would affect the you or family member receiving services

ShineLight Connect Foundation partners with ShineLight Inc, an ASD service provider, as well as other local and national programs to support individuals with autism.

Services include:

  • Residential Options
  • Community Inclusion
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Social Skills Training
  • Rights Training

We are following all the CDC and state guidelines.

Shinelight, Inc. offers support services and education to individuals who qualify for the NC Medicaid waiver. The ShineLight Connect Foundation bridges the GAP and helps to provide funding and services for those that either lack insurance, are under insured or do not qualify for the NC Medicaid waiver. People we support through this Foundation can get ShineLight services and supports, or choose another provider in their area.

If you qualify for services through ShineLight Connect Foundation, you do not have to go through ShineLight, Inc. It is also true that if you qualify for services through with ShineLight, Inc., it does not require that you access ShineLight Connect Foundation. They are separate entities who work in partnership.

Cumberland, Bladen, Hoke, Moore, Sampson, and Robeson counties

Our headquarters is located in the downtown Fayetteville area. Our mailing address is ShineLight Connect Foundation – PO Box 53324, Fayetteville, NC 28305-3324.

To volunteer your time or services for ShineLight Connect Foundation contact Nikki Giovanni at nikki@shinelightconnect.org.

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How do I qualify?

1. Submit documentation regarding diagnosis

2. Submit current insurance coverage

3. Show economic hardship due to economic impact

4. Submit how benefits in funding for services would affect the individual or family receiving services

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