Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities


PO Box 25191SAN MATEO, CA 94402 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to grow a stronger Bay Area autism community. By creating a robust hub of information, resources, networks, and advocacy, we help advance common goals for the Bay Area's 20,000+ autism families. Rather than serving as a direct service provider to individuals with autism and related disabilities, we seek to provide a community focal point.


Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area (SFASA) is a grassroots, volunteer-run nonprofit organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals striving to build a stronger, more connected and influential Bay Area autism community. We began in 1967 and cover the six major San Francisco Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. We are an affiliate of the Autism Society of America.

In 2014, SFASA reinvented itself to focus on improved community outreach and on issues related to addressing the dire need to expand the limited lifespan care options for the dramatically increasing numbers of adults with autism. Rather than serving as a direct service provider to people with autism, we act as a hub for the broader autism community. Our activities include:

Information: A popular website, robust resources lists, information & referral, newsletters, blogs, publications, and social media.

Networking and Education: Annual adult autism conference and various events, with an eye toward strengthening connections and knowledge within communities.

Advocacy: Fearless advocacy and outreach to the public and policymakers; acting as an authoritative voice on autism in the media and public fora.

Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax ID # 94-2978690. Website:


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