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.

LTO Ventures at Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism Summit, May 3-5

We are pleased t0 be participating as a member on May 3-5 in the 1st Annual Summit of the Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism (ACAA) at Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, OH. [MORE]  UPDATE (5/8): It was a fantastic gathering of current … Continue reading

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Jessica E. Campbell Joins Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Jessica E. Campbell to the LTO Ventures Board of Directors.  Jessica is a board certified behavior analyst that specializes in applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders.  She provides behavior therapy, social skills programs, parent training, … Continue reading

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Community to Know: New Vista Ranch

New Vista Ranch in Las Vegas was founded in 1984 by three sets of parents of intellectually challenged children.  Check out their future plans for a Medical Clinic, Community Outreach Center, Job Development Center and Senior Assisted Living Homes under “Future … Continue reading

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Venture Philanthropy in Housing for Adults with Autism

A good friend, Scott, and I were talking the other day about fundraising for our respective ventures and he posed a very interesting question – “If someone wanted to donate a million dollars to LTO Ventures, what would you accomplish … Continue reading

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The LTO Ventures Community Model

Read an in-depth description of the LTO Ventures community model here.

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Community to Know: nonPareil.Institute

Their website shows plans in development for a community within a community: “…many adults on the autism spectrum will not be able to live entirely on their own. We want them to live as independently as they can, but with … Continue reading

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Community to Know: Erik’s Ranch & Retreats

Erik’s Ranch & Retreats is a beautiful project that very closely aligns with LTO Ventures’ live/work/play model.  Their website describes it this way: “Our living/working model includes residence membership, employment, recreational and other social activities for young adults with autism. We … Continue reading

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Autism’s “Fly-Over” Population

Read our guest post on the Autism Speaks blog.  This is the market we serve with our communities.

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The Unintended Consequences of Olmstead v. L.C.

New op-ed.  Click here to read full text of article.

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Community to Know: Parents Planning Programs for the Developmentally Disabled of Florida, Inc.

Parents Planning Programs for the Developmentally Disabled of Florida is an organization formed by parents seeking to prepare for the future of their loved ones who have developmental disabilities, according to their website.  Read their story as presented by Lila … Continue reading

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