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Autism Society of America

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


4340 East West Highway, Suite 350Bethesda, MD 20814 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

National autism organization that has supported parents for 50 years. The Autism Society has a network of 100+ national affiliates.


The Autism Society is the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, working to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people living with autism, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan and the spectrum, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education and advocacy.

Founded in 1965 by a group of parents of children with autism; today the Autism Society consists of a strong nationwide affiliate network, hosts an extensive website, offers a national referral database paired with live 7 day per week phone and email support, publishes a magazine and e-newsletter and hosts the most comprehensive national conference on autism. Our Information & Referral team, our program staff, and our strong chapter presence serve thousands of families each year who are searching for help in their journey with autism.

The Autism Society is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Our staff and volunteers work to create programs and services that will advocate for the rights of all people with autism to live fulfilling, interdependent lives. Each year, people with autism, families and professionals volunteer thousands of hours to help the Autism SOciety achieve its mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism. To each and every one of you, thank you.


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