Policy Advocacy, Disaster Preparedness & NAAM || Autism Society

The Autism Society is focused on providing resources surrounding Policy Advocacy, where our efforts, determination, and progress are exemplified at the local, state, and national levels.

2020 brings new and potential legislation surrounding community living, healthcare, housing, and employment, all of which affects the disability community—and with over 5,500 letters sent to congress through the Autism Society Action Center in the last 12 months, we are proud to continue to facilitate advocacy efforts for the extended disability community. Disability rights are human rights, and together we can make our voices heard.


Countdown to National Autism Awareness Month

This April, the Autism Society of America will #CelebrateDifferences through our efforts to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change. We are providing educational materials of signs and symptoms to promote awareness about current facts and statistics. Knowledge promotes acceptance and we will continue to ignite change through inclusivity, and community building.
Check out our new National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM) website, and see how you can get involved!


Disability Policy Seminar

This month, the Autism Society will partner with other national, leading disability organizations to put on the Disability Policy Seminar (DPS). The seminar offers an opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the disability community to come together and learn about key issues and advocacy efforts. Join us Sunday, March 22nd, for our Orientation and Reception.


Get Counted, Census 2020

The census helps determine how over $675 billion will be allocated across local health care, housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy. The Autism Society of America and other national disability organizations advocate for better and supported policies throughout these quality of life indicators. Be counted, make your voice heard, and together we can push for more funding.


Disaster Preparedness

With the recent COVID – 19 outbreak, it’s essential to know the facts and be prepared for disruptions to everyday routines.
The Autism Society is committed to helping families with autism and special needs prepare for emergencies. During any emergency, a health crisis, natural disaster or man-made, it is necessary to be prepared with a plan and essentials.


Affiliates in Action


In The News…

  • The Autism Society of America is gratified that the FDA has published a final rule to ban the use of electrical stimulation devices on children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
  • Download National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM) resources and find out how YOU can #CelebrateDifferences!
  • Catch #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay, streaming now on Hulu and Freeform! This show explores grief, love, and autism, with a stellar neuro-diverse cast!
  • Check out our February resources, focused on building better relationships through social skills and improved communication.
  • Follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag, #AutismSociety for your chance to be featured.

About akutil86

Diagnosed with Aspergers at 34, this blog chronicles some of the life events I've gone through, and how I hope to help others on the Autism Spectrum. Posts that are personal opinions will be moving to another Wordpress site by the end of the year; for those looking for help with autism, I hope you will continue to visit and spread the word about the articles that most of the time are links to something I read. Please let me know what challenges you are facing, and I will do my best to address them. Thanks for reading my blog!
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