The back to school transition teems with excitement, apprehension, frustration, and hope for a successful school year. Special education requires parents, students, caretakers, and teachers to tackle challenges and provide extra support so individuals on the autism spectrum can fulfill their right to a meaningful education.

The Autism Society has put together a digital toolkit of resources, information, and guides to help navigate the education system. In addition, we’ve highlighted successful education programs and services offered by our affiliates.

Academic Success:

For Special Education Professionals:

Public Policy: Education Advocacy

Affiliates in Action

Check out these successful education models from some of our affiliates:

We encourage you to contact the Autism Society affiliate in your area, as our affiliates are often the most knowledgeable about local services. To find an affiliate in your area, click here.

The Autism Society’s National Contact Center staff are here to get you to the resources you need and to make this time a smooth, happy transition to a great school year ahead! Our Information & Referral Specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or

The Autism Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all affected by autism. $50 allows the Autism Society to provide an hour of support to our affiliate network to create localized education resources, support, and advocacy to individuals and families affected by autism. If you found this article helpful, please consider supporting our efforts through a donation, every bit helps. Donate here!