Family involvement has been critical to the success of integrated school programs for people with autism over the last 10 years. Our plan will maintain this family involvement. The board of directors of the Foundation will include family members to ensure direct input by families. People with autism will have direction in how their lives and home are run, and where possible, be represented on the Board of Directors. In addition, a separate Planned Lifetime Network. consisting of relatives, friends, and members of the community at large will be established for each individual.