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With our affiliates, we helped over 620,000 people in 2018 through direct support, services, educational information, & advocacy. We exist to help all those affected by autism to live a happy, fulfilling, quality life.

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Visit these pages for more detailed information.

Stories from the Spectrum

Real people. Real stories.

  • “Play to your strengths! Success looks different for each person. Find out what it looks like for you.”

    —Emmanuel Abua

      Ventures ATL Employee

  • “I celebrate myself for how I think and what it is that I value in life. I rest easy knowing that nobody can take that away from me.”

    —Kyle Corbett

      Ventures ATL Employee

  • “Don’t give up. It may take some time to find full-time employment consider volunteering to show you can be helpful and to develop your skills until the right opportunity comes along.”

    —David Hurwitz

      Ventures ATL Employee

  • “So, autism makes me a super-hero. I’m like Wonder Woman, right mommy?”

    —Isabella Bracco

      SC Bracco’s Daughter

  • “This little boy, who fights the challenges of autism every day with such incredible energy and enthusiasm, not only teaches me what it means to be a dad, but what it means to be a man.”

    —Dan Olawski

      Father

  • “Autism is not a burden or some super-secret weapon. It’s simply part of one’s identity. It’s taken me 17 years to learn to accept myself and my diagnosis.”

    —Lee Passehl

      Diagnosed at age 3

Great Support, Whatever the Need.

Great Support, Whatever the Need.

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability…

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