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Autism Society Partnership!

March 31, 2016

Autism Society Partnership!

Announcing our partnership with

the Autism Society!



We are very excited to have partnered with the Autism Society!

Learn more about the great things they are doing.


There are many ways to get involved in the autism community. The Autism Society encourages it's members and supporters to keep current on and active in ongoing advocacy issues regarding autism, stay abreast of the latest in autism-related news and issues through our online newsletter, Autism Matters, and make an effort to attend autism events and conferences in your area. The benefits of being involved in the autism community are many—not the least of which is educating yourself about the most appropriate treatments and resources available to help your loved one on the spectrum.

Search Nationwide Autism-Related Services & Supports With Autism

 The Autism Source™ Resource Database, created in 2004, is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and reliable resources to our constituents, therefore we have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. It is because of these collaborative relationships that the Autism Source™ Resource Database continues to grow and is kept current with comprehensive resource listings. Click here to start your search.

Reach Out to Your Local Affiliate

The Autism Society’s affiliates provide a number of ways in which individuals and families to get involved, obtain support and share their experiences with others in their communities. Our affiliates are an obvious place to turn for encouragement, accurate information and education. Find an affiliate near you.

Sign Up for Autism Society’s Free E-Newsletter

Autism Matters is the Autism Society’s free monthly e-newsletter, with the latest updates on news, advocacy, research, education, conferences and resources. Contact us to receive Autism Matters.

Sign Up for Autism Society Action Alerts

The Autism Society’s history and mission are grounded in its grassroots efforts to empower individuals and families to educate and advocate for themselves and their loved ones. In addition, the Autism Society is active in the public policy arena and encourages our members to get involved and take action on important issues through Action Alerts on our website and in our online newsletter. The Autism Society’s Action Alerts will inform you of important national legislation, giving you a chance to make your voice heard by your congressperson. Contact us to receive Action Alerts.

Attend an Event

The Autism Society sponsors the largest gathering of people with autism, families and professionals at its annual National Conference & Exposition on Autism Spectrum Disorders. With over 200 sessions and 150 exhibitors, this event usually draws close to 2,000 people. For information about this year’s conference, visit our conference page. The Autism Society has a network of over 100 affiliates in almost every state, many of which sponsor their own group meetings, programs and events. Contact your local affiliate to get involved and find an event or meeting near you, or start your own event.

Become a Volunteer

Do you want to put your professional talents to greater use outside of your regular nine to five? Are you seeking ways to get involved with the Autism Society and help families everywhere affected by ASD? Giving back to the community is just one of the ways to make a difference in the world. At the Autism Society, are number of ways to get involved and support our mission to improve the lives of every individual living with an autism diagnosis. The Autism Society seeks eager and teachable volunteers for graphic design, administrative, national conference planning, public policy and program support opportunities! You can work at our national office in Bethesda, Maryland or from the comfort of your home. Are you ready to get involved with our movement? Take the first step and email your resume and cover letter to our volunteer coordinator.

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a more comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie, and AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced. To find a theatre near you, click here.

Take a Free Course

Our website offers online courses for users to increase their knowledge of autism in general, as well as courses on specific topics related to autism. They take approximately 30 minutes to complete and participants can download a certificate of completion when finished.




Autism through the Lifespan




In our culture, autism spectrum disorder is often thought of as a childhood condition, with public attention focused primarily on children and the importance of early detection and intervention. However, autism is a lifelong condition, and the available, necessary supports and treatments change as people on the spectrum move through major life phases. With the rising diagnostic rate at 1 in 68, we must accommodate the pressing need for supports and programs for people on the spectrum across the lifespan.

Like everyone else, people with autism move through significant life changes. Their quality of life depends not only on the foundation provided in childhood, but also on ongoing supports that are specific to their educational, medical, social, recreational, family and employment needs.

The Autism Society supports people with autism and their families through three critical stages of life.


Autism through the Lifespan - little girl


Early Detection and Intervention

The Autism Society promotes early identification and access to effective treatments before age 3. Autism behaviors can become apparent as early as 18 months, and parents should investigate as soon as they suspect autism or another developmental issue. Early diagnosis of autism can reduce lifetime care costs by two-thirds, as it allows parents, therapists and others to begintreatments sooner. Learning as much as possible about autism and its community is important at this stage.


Autism through the Lifespan - adolescent 2


 Building a Strong Foundation from Childhood through Adolescence

The Autism Society helps parents and caregivers build treatment and educational programs so that all children and adolescents can reach their fullest potential. At this stage, it is important to understand how the school system can help (for example, through an Individualized Education Plan) and how to prepare for the transition to adult life.


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A Life of Happiness and Dignity

The Autism Society works to ensure that every adult with autism has access to services and supports that maximize independence and secure the highest quality of life. For many, employment and living in the community are goals to pursue during adulthood. Self-advocacy is also important to many people on the spectrum, as more people with autism are speaking out about their experiences, identities and needs.





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