Since 1965, the Autism Society has been a leader in serving people with autism, their families and the professionals. We provide the most comprehensive Information and Referral service via our 1-800-3Autism toll free number, and the largest online referral database, AutismSource.
The Autism Society is the home of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon, one of the most recognizable cause-related symbols, and founded National Autism Awareness Month, which helps focus attention on autism in April of every year. The Autism Society’s 115 affiliates nationwide are incubators for local programs such as Safe and Sound, camps, respite care, and social skills events.
The Autism Society supports research that will help families living with autism. Today, 60 individuals will be diagnosed with autism, and their families have no clear path to treat the symptoms of this medical condition. For this reason, the Autism Society launched research initiatives to look into early diagnosis and early intervention, the environmental triggers of autism, environmental factors that exacerbate health conditions, and most importantly, a comprehensive, coordinated treatment guided research initiative.
For over 40 years, the Autism Society has hosted the largest conference on autism spectrum disorders in July.