Next Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, celebrate generosity worldwide, and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

For over fifty years, the Autism Society of America has been one of the loudest influential voices representing families and individuals impacted by autism in the halls of Congress, the White House, and across federal agencies. Our national Public Policy team works to ensure federal policies are responsive to needs of children and adults living with autism so they can access necessary services and supports.These include education, health care, family caregiving, employment, and Medicaid. In addition, our national contact center and resource database assists over 400,000 people a year. Help us continue to shine a light on these important issues in 2018.

You can support the work of the Autism Society and have your Facebook donation doubled!

Starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million (up to $50,000 per nonprofit) of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits, and Facebook is also waiving all fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook. Please make a donation using the ‘Donate’ button at, or set up a fundraiser for us and have your friends and family make a donation on that day (please click here for instructions).