Autism Friendly Location (AFL)

Its no secret Josi’s is an Autism Friendly Location! One of the very first in Chicago.

As a parent of a child of autism it can be frustrating finding businesses that understand the challenges of shopping, dining and at times just being in public. Every day events like haircuts, a trip to the grocery store, ordering at a restaurant or going to a movie theater can turn into a sensory overload.  Most days, these simple tasks become overwhelming and exhausting.

AFL programs have been designed to empower children and adults with special challenges to live, learn, work and participate in the community by partnering with businesses. As an AFL location we provide individuals with autism an opportunity to be active participants in their community and let families know your business will foster a safe and understanding environment.