Autism Society Launches New Website
January 24, 2011
By Amanda Glensky
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bethesda, MD (January 24, 2011) – The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, today launched its new website, www.autism-society.org. The new site will continue to serve as the top “go-to” source for the autism community worldwide while introducing new user experiences such as a blogs, seamless interaction with our social media channels, an art gallery and “story spaces” where visitors can share their stories with millions of users each year. The website also links users to the local Autism Society chapters and resources in their area with just a few clicks. Additionally, new user features on the site recognize returning visitors, serving them specifically tailored content depending on whether they identify themselves as an individual on the spectrum, a family member, an advocate or a professional.
Each year, more than 2 million people visit www.autism-society.org for information they can trust to learn about autism, strategies to help their affected loved one and other family members, keep up to date on the latest news and research, and find opportunities to advocate for change and help others. The Autism Society’s website has been developed in coordination with some of the most recognized and influential names in the autism community, the Autism Society’s Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism Advisors and its Panel of Professional Advisors. These advisors will also contribute to the website’s new blog, to be launched next week, which will be monitored daily and will answer questions submitted by site visitors.
The Autism Society partnered with Convio, Inc., which specializes in designing and supporting nonprofit websites, to develop, redesign and launch this new site to enhance its already strong constituent-driven platform.
About the Autism Society
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Together with over 150 chapters nationwide, the Autism Society increases public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocates for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and provides the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. For more information, visit www.autism-society.org.
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