What we want to share with the world.
We create connection.
We connect people with Autism to the resources they need to live full, vibrant, self-actualized lives.
Experience over spectrum.
Spectrum is useful as a medical diagnosis of a neurological condition. It is also impossibly collective and impersonal, something people are squeezed into without much agency. Experience, on the other hand, is the expression of an individual’s truth.
It is not about a diagnosis, it is about living. And life is innumerable and infinitely inclusive.
Because the experience of Autism is not one thing.
Because it is many things.
And because the connection between those experiences is you.
Because we see you. The way you think. The dreams you hold.
The talents you bring. Because you can’t be categorized into neat
little diagnostic boxes. Because you break the mold.
Because sometimes you’re quiet. Because sometimes you need
help reaching for where you belong. Because sometimes what
happens is not always right or fair or just. Because there are keys
to every door that looks locked.
Because no matter how you were born, the person you are is
infinite—and you are the only you there is.
Because Autism is not going away, neither are we.
The Autism Society.
The connection is you.™
where the value and self-determination
of every individual is upheld
where everyone with Autism achieves the
highest possible quality of life
where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment
where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences
where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions
We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.