4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 35
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-0881 or 1-800-328-8476
Mission Statement: The Autism Society exists to improve the lives of all individuals affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum; advocating for appropriate services for individuals throughout their lifetimes; and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
Overview: Founded in 1965 by parents of children with autism, the Autism Society provides reliable information about autism. The Society has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act. The Autism Society provides educational resources on its website and in its quarterly journal, Autism Advocate. The Autism Society also hosts a national conference on autism, attended by approximately 2,000 people each year.
The Autism Society provides information and referral services through a toll-free telephone service (1-800-3AUTISM), the organization’s website, and its online referral database, AutismSource. AutismSource allows individuals to search nationwide autism-related services and support efforts by location, type of organization, and language spoken. Resources available through AutismSource include federal, state and local government agencies; professionals; service providers; support systems; medical and educational providers; and research facilities.
Age Groups Served: ALL ages
Diagnoses Served: Autism, Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Geographic Areas Served: ALL counties in Arkansas. Online resources. Entire country.