The What

What is Spire Autism?

Spire Autism was created by Martin and Stella Slyngstad, a son and mother duo, who early on realized the lack of awareness and support for autistic individuals. Growing up with autism, Martin endured many hardships and trials but has been able to turn something that seemed like a burden into a blessing. Martin’s vision is to become one of the premiere advocates for the autistic community in hopes to bring acceptance, along with support, to those who need it.

The name Spire comes down to one thing, simplicity. The slogan for Spire is “Inspiring those wanting to aspire towards a better future.”

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Accomplishments

A Little History

Martin has spent the last four years as a behavior specialist. Behavior Specialists help children and young adults with autism improve social, communication, academic, and independent living skills through play-based activities.

Martin has helped sports facilities, such as the San Jose Shark Tank, create sensory rooms. He’s embracing opportunities to engage and participate in communities that are looking to make a difference for those who need it most.

Martin has had the privilege of speaking to those interested in learning more. One of those engagements found him in Dubai, where he was able to meet Her Excellency, Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi.

Martin met with the Mayor of San Jose, California, to advocate for the Autistic Community. Due to his advocacy, they now recognize April as Autism Awareness Acceptance Month.

Martin and Stella have written a book about their lives – an autistic adult and his mother as they navigate this life. Through the struggles and challenges, one has to never give up and remain teachable. It’s a true and beautiful story of this amazing duo.

Martin has a surprise coming down the pike. Stay tuned for more information!

Martin has helped sports facilities, such as the San Jose Shark Tank, create sensory rooms. He’s embracing opportunities to engage and participate in communities that are looking to make a difference for those who need it most.

Martin has had the privilege of speaking to those interested in learning more. One of those engagements found him in Dubai, where he was able to meet Her Excellency, Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi.

Martin has spent the last four years as a behavior specialist. Behavior Specialists help children and young adults with autism improve social, communication, academic, and independent living skills through play-based activities.

Martin and Stella have written a book about their lives – an autistic adult and his mother as they navigate this life. Through the struggles and challenges, one has to never give up and remain teachable. It’s a true and beautiful story of this amazing duo.

Martin met with the Mayor of San Jose, California, to advocate for the Autistic Community. Due to his advocacy, they now recognize April as Autism Awareness Acceptance Month.

Martin has a surprise coming down the pike. Stay tuned for more information!

Experience the passion

A Dynamic Duo of Mother and Son

Martin Slyngstad

Martin is an autistic individual who currently is in school to get his degree in Speech Pathology, and resides in San Jose, California. He is the author of Chatter Box: My Life with Autism a Mother and Son’s Perspective about growing up on the spectrum along with his mother’s perspective. He is excited about what is in store with Spire Autism. In his free time, Martin likes to attend sports events, concerts, and take photos.

Martin Slyngstad
Stella Slyngstad

Also known as Martin and Matthew’s mom. She is also the co-author of Chatter Box: My Life with Autism, A Mother and Son’s Perspective.

Stella Slyngstad
Stella Slyngstad

Also known as Martin and Matthew’s mom. She is the co-author of Chatter Box: My Life with Autism, A Mother and Son’s Perspective.

The Beginning

Where it all started