Non-profit Orgnizations for Autism

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There are many organizations that exist to help others navigate their or their loved one’s autism diagnosis. Here is a short list of organizations that are specifically designed to help and bring awareness to the autism community.

  • Sparta
    • SPARTA Inc. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that provides Autism treatments and conducts research in the home and at center-based settings, as well as providing parent training, for kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder living in underserved areas, both in the USA and in Greece.
  • Autism Speaks
    • Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. We are dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.   
  • Peace of Heart
    • Peace of Heart Community’s vision is to create an environment where a meaningFULLife for persons with autism can be realized by fostering an atmosphere of love, happiness, and belonging where all life is valued, voices are heard, and talents are developed to make a difference in the world.
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
    • The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!
  • Autism Society
    • For 57 years and counting, the Autism Society, including our nationwide network of affiliates, connects people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming.
  • Autism Research Institute
    • To support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education.
  • Simons Foundation
    • The Simons Foundation’s support of science takes two forms: We support research by making grants to individual investigators and their projects through academic institutions, and, with the launch of the Flatiron Institute in 2016, we now conduct scientific research in-house, supporting teams of top computational scientists.
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment
    • The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. With a mission to promote science-based treatments for people with autism that are safe and effective, ASAT disseminates accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information while advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide decision-making and to combat unsubstantiated, inaccurate, and false information about autism and its treatment.
  • National Autism Associationgo
    • The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. NAA achieves its mission through six main areas: advocacy, research, education, direct tools, thoughtful awareness, and hope.
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