Ben Hartranft wanted to make sure no one felt alone during quarantine. As an Ambassador at Access Services, he decided to use his role to reach those on the autism spectrum and their communities.
Ben reached out to long-time friend Jamiel Owens, who is a father to a son on the autism spectrum, and together they formed The Ben and J Show. Their perspectives of living with autism and parenting a child with autism have opened the doors to a variety of guests.
Since April, the duo has produced 30 shows, reaching over 1,000 viewers with guests including Carol Lynn Parente and Christine Ferrarro, creators of Hero Elementary, an animated PBS series set in a school for budding superheroes. A valuable member of the team is AJ Gadgets, a superhero kid who happens to be on the autism spectrum and has become an audience favorite.
The Ben and J Show is made possible by Access Services through technical support, equipment, a web-hosting platform, staff support, and marketing and promotion. The content and forums produced by The Ben and J Show are provided at no cost to our community.
Our goal is to raise $1,000 by December 1st! We hope you'll support this amazing cause.
Our mission is to empower and serve people in need of specialized supports by providing innovative services that improve their ability to live fulfilling lives in the community.
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