In 2007, the Autism Society entered into partnerships with several national organizations to address the growing health crisis of autism in the United States. We have partnered with Easter Seals, one of the largest non-profits to provide lifespan services to people with autism, to create service models and affect public policy. We have partnered with NATTAP, a national network of autism educators and therapists, to create professional standards and training for the overwhelmed education system. We also have partnered with NARPAA, a national residential provider association for autism, and APSE, a national employment support organization, to find solutions for our adults on the spectrum. We have also partnered with numerous autism organizations dedicated to early identification and treatment.