Author Archives: Mark L. Olson

About Mark L. Olson

Mark is father to a teenage daughter with autism. After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures to serve adults with ASD. He chairs the Community Living Subcommittee for the Nevada Autism Commission, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more information, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/marklolson.

Mark Olson Presenter at AutismOne/Generation Rescue Conference, May 25th

Mark Olson, LTO Ventures President & CEO, will be one of the presenters on the Residential Roundtable: Spectrum of Possibilities-A Discussion of Housing and Funding Options at this year’s AutismOne/Generation Rescue Conference.  The session will be held 1:45-6pm on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Media coverage in Las Vegas Review Journal VIEW

Coverage about LTO Ventures and our Autism Entrepreneurs Center in the Jan. 22, 2013 issue of the Las Vegas Review Journal VIEW newspaper.

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Autism Entrepreneurs Center Kicks Off to Overflow Group

Our Autism Entrepreneurs Center kicked off its first meeting on Jan. 10th to an overflow group of 30 people parents and their young adults with autism or Aspergers.  They had similar issues and were enthusiastic about what we plan to … Continue reading

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Our view of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The US Senate is taking up the issue of ratifying the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and today’s media coverage is full of stories about the GOP opposing ratification of any treaty, including this one, during … Continue reading

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Communities to Know: Cape Cod Village (MA), Bancroft Lakeside Campus (NJ)

Look under “Communities to Know” to learn about Cape Cod Village which is patterned after Sweetwater Spectrum, and Bancroft Lakeside Campus, a pedestrian community.

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LTO Ventures Community Concept Site Plan Unveiled

To help people better understand what we mean by our model of a live/work/play community for adults with autism, we recently unveiled a very preliminary concept site plan.  The  plan is based on a 20-acre site (we do not yet … Continue reading

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Michelle L. Shappie Joins Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Michelle L. Shappie to the LTO Ventures Board of Directors.  Michelle is a parent of a child with autism who has enjoyed a successful 18-year career starting communities in the residential construction industry, and as … Continue reading

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LTO Ventures Responds to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

LTO Ventures has submitted its public comment in response to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking CMS-2249-P2.  Read the full text of our 18-page comment letter here.  We strongly oppose CMS’ latest attempt to narrow … Continue reading

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Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S.

Autism Speaks announced on March 28, 2012 preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs U.S. society a staggering $126 billion per year – a number that has more than tripled since 2006. The costs of providing care for … Continue reading

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CMS Makes Another Run at Denying Choice

On May 3, 2012 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking — Federal Register, May 3, 2012, CMS-2249-P2 — that includes another significant effort to define “home- and community-based settings” in a way that expressly … Continue reading

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