About us

Magic Always Happens is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help raise international awareness for autism. Our organization was founded in New Jersey in 2015 and in Cyprus in 2016 by Dr. Neophytos (Neo) Papaneophytou.  Dr. Papaneophytou has a personal interest and passion for increasing autism awareness and research as his nephew is autistic. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University’s APA accredited program in 2013 and has worked as a licensed psychotherapist for more than 10 years.  Along with his numerous philanthropic and professional interests and organizations, Dr. Papaneophytou is also an Adjunct Lecturer at William Paterson New Jersey University.

Since 2016, Magic Always Happens has hosted an annual international and multidisciplinary conference for best practices in autism assessment, therapy, research, education, and training. This multidisciplinary and multicultural conference is attended by families, parents, and individuals with autism, as well as a unique international think tank of luminary experts including scientists, practitioners, professionals, subject matter experts, and government agency/ministry officials. Our think tank is comprised of more than 50 members from prestigious institutions around the world, representing more than 24 countries!