Mark Olson

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Ed Arranga wrote:
7 years 9 weeks ago

Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. AutismOne is now the “one-stop-shopping center” for information about autism. We have the annual conference in Chicago, AutismOne radio, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy, the AutismOne Social Network and the AutismOne Store.


We urge you to log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles. If you see something with which you agree or disagree then please add a comment with your thoughts. This is an open community designed to help and support. We like to hear all sides.


Then write a blog, long or short, to express your thoughts or ask a question. I am looking forward to reading your opinions.


With my best regards,
Ed Arranga Executive Director

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About Me

Mark L. Olson
Henderson, NV USA
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Lindsay, 17yo daufghter with autism
BS Journalism
University of Kansas
President & CEO of LTO Ventures
Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

First and foremost, for my 17yo daughter with autism, Lindsay.

What I am Here For: 
I am pleased to be presenting on these two roundtables: -- Sat, May 25, 1:45pm - Adult Residential Roundtable: Spectrum of Possibilities Discussion of Housing and Funding Options -- Fri, May 24, 1pm - Authentic Living Roundtable: Creating Possibilities and Opening Doors in a World of Social Barriers
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

LTO Ventures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company that develops live / work / play communities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Our intentional community model combines a continuum of “person-centered” residential, employment and social-recreational options suited to the needs and desires of each individual within a master-planned, community-based, Olmstead-compatible campus.

LTO Ventures’ model combines the best design, financial and operational elements of senior living, gated residential and master-planned communities, as well as college campuses, and mixed-use live-work environments. The design model is enhanced by best practices developed from research into supportive and sustainable residential options for adults with ASD. The financial model will eschew government and insurance funds and be self-sustaining through our on-site businesses, as well as partnerships with for-profit businesses, donations, investments, grants and volunteers.

For more information about LTO Ventures as well as out Autism Entrepreneurs Center, please visit us:

Help to Give: 

I am an authority on CHOICE and innovation in residential and employment solutions for ASD adults, and am pleased to share that knowledge. I also am considered an activitist on funding and regulatory issues including Medicaid.

"Choice v Olmstead" --
Testimony to Oversight and Government Reform Committee --