What We Do

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Everyone deserves to live fully. At the core of the Autism Society’s work is our goal to influence meaningful change in support of the Autism community.

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Public Policy

The Public Policy Committee, Board of Directors, and our nationwide network of affiliates work together to champion change that empowers the Autism community through state and federal public policy. Connect with Autism Society of America to create change together.

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The Autism Society supports federal policies and initiatives that facilitate greater access to the workforce and increase the employment rate for people with Autism.

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Health Care

The Autism Society believes that all people with Autism should have access to high quality, affordable health care that meets their specific needs.

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The Autism Society monitors federal policies and regulations ensuring children with Autism have access to general education and inclusive educational experiences under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Home & Community-Based Services

The Autism Society supports policies that permit those living with Autism to live in inclusive, safe, accessible, and affordable communities of their choice, and be provided with a comprehensive range of support and accommodations for meaningful engagement within the community.

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Budget & Appropriations

The Autism Society advocates for sufficient federal funding to support people with Autism to live fully in the community.

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Capitol Connection Newsletter

Capitol Connection is the official public policy and advocacy newsletter from the Autism Society. It provides information and analysis on federal legislation and regulations impacting people with Autism and other disabilities.

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State Advocacy

Our affiliates work to advocate at the local, state, and federal levels to help people with Autism and their families live fully. The State Advocacy page is intended to help affiliates and other allies to more effectively advocate at the state level.

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The Autism Society relies upon the tremendous work and support of our local and state affiliates. They are the primary approach through which the Autism Society helps individuals and families throughout the United States.

The connection is you. Get involved today and make your voice heard! With your help, we can make a big difference for people with Autism in Washington, D.C. and communities across the nation.

A variety of online courses and tutorials are available to families, support providers, life coaches, and professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge or acquire credentials in supporting individuals with Autism and related conditions.

As parents and caregivers, keeping loved ones safe is a primary concern. At the Autism Society, we have made it our mission to realize a world where everyone in the Autism community is empowered and connected to the resources they need to live fully, which means living safely.

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The Autism Society supports the Autism community through a variety of initiatives, including affiliate networks, public policy, training, and safety. Learn how you can take action to help empower the Autism community.

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Financial Information

Your support is crucial. The Autism Society believes in maintaining the utmost transparency in resource allocation and the direct impact of our supporters. Stay informed with detailed Financial Reports below.

Questions? Please contact the Autism Society for more information.

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