Happy 2020! As we enter a new year and new decade, the Autism Society knew it was important to focus on providing resources and ideas for sensory-friendly winter activities, healthy eating and exercise programs, and creating goals for 2020 and beyond.

In 2018, our affiliate network hosted over 160 sensory-friendly exercise events that served nearly 4,000 individuals, including swimming and bike programs, summer camps, and walking events geared toward healthful engagement and autism awareness. For this reason, Autism Society has created a digital toolkit of resources, information, referrals and supports to help autistic individuals and their families navigate 2020 public policy and its impact on exercise and health.

Public Policy Resources for 2020:

2020 is an election year, which means the Public Policy and Marketing teams will be working together to provide non-partisan information on voting and comparative candidate views on autism and other disability policies.

New Year & Goal Setting Resources

Diet and Fitness Resources:

Affiliates In Action:

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 info@autism-society.org.

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!