What We Do

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Our Mission.

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.                                                                                    

Our Vision.

Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it

Our Values.


where the value and self-determination of every individual is upheld


where everyone with Autism achieves the highest possible quality of life


where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment


where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences


where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions

Through the Autism Society, individuals can connect with each other, with resources, and with supports and services so that they may live full, vibrant, self-actualized lives. As the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots Autism organization, the work we do is a reflection of our foundation through grassroots input and ongoing engagement. The Autism Society has local knowledge and connections through a nationwide affiliate network. This extensive network aims to ensure that everyone in the Autism community has the support and resources they need to live fully – no matter where they are or when they start their journey – throughout a lifetime. The Autism Society is the connection for Autistic individuals of all ages and needs, their families and friends, researchers, and professionals to create a collaborative community where everyone is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions. To do this, the Autism Society continually seeks to build resources across the country, advocates for inclusive policies and practices at local and federal levels, and is always looking to build connections, not just to resources, but to each other. 



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Our Manifesto.

Because the experience of Autism is not one thing. Because it is many things. And because the connection between those experiences is you.

Because we see you. The way you think. The dreams you hold. The talents you bring. Because you can’t be categorized into neat little diagnostic boxes. Because you break the mold.

Because sometimes you’re quiet. Because sometimes you need help reaching for where you belong. Because sometimes what happens is not always right or fair or just. Because there are keys to every door that looks locked.

Because no matter how you were born, the person you are is infinite—and you are the only you there is.

Because Autism is not going away, neither are we.

The connection is you.