COVID-19 Toolkit

The Autism Society was the first national autism organization to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with a comprehensive toolkit of information and resources compiled by leading experts from our Panel of People on the Autism Spectrum and Panel of Professionals.

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

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What is Autism?

Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills,…

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