2020 Disability Policy Seminar

In March 2020, the Autism Society will partner with Disability Policy Seminar, offering passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the disability community to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most.

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


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

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