The mission of the Autism Society of Colorado is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. This includes families, providers, educators, and members of the community. At ASC, we work to advocate, inform, and share the journey with thousands of Coloradans.
Our vision is that ALL Coloradans affected by autism have ready access to the services and supports they need to be safe, educated, healthy, and productive while also leading happy and fulfilling lives. We serve individuals with autism, families, providers, and educators throughout the state of Colorado. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by difficulty in communicating, difficulty with social interactions, and repetitive behaviors and restrictive interests. In the United States, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
The Autism Society of Colorado was founded in 1970 by parents fighting for the right for their children with autism to receive an education in the public schools. In 1975, ASC, together with other organizations, spearheaded passage at the state and national level of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. ASC began as a volunteer-driven organization providing information and services to families and direct service providers. ASC’s current professional staff, together with its active Board of Directors and volunteers, continues to serve individuals and families impacted by ASD by providing advocacy, education, and support. ASC is the “go-to” agency for individuals touched by autism in Colorado. ASC continually strives to be a strong leader among all disability-focused nonprofits by providing state-of-the-art services, educational opportunities and policy initiatives that positively impact the lives of all individuals with disabilities living in Colorado.
As the prevalence of autism continues to rise, the Autism Society of Colorado strives to advocate, inform, and share the journey with all Coloradans.