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What We Do

  • We provide information and referral to parents and professionals about diagnosis, care, treatment, educational, medical and habilitative services.
  • We provide names of facilities and individuals locally who can provide such services to those with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
  • We provide advice and guidance to parents and families seeking necessary appropriate services for the family member.
  • We solicit funds to help support these programs to the maximum extent possible.
  • We advise facilities and/or professionals who are unfamiliar with autism and put them in touch with other professionals able to supplement their efforts.
  • We encourage development and improvement of new and existing programs.
  • We co-founded, in 2000, the SPECTRUM CHARTER SCHOOL, providing community based school-to-work education and training for students ages 12-21, including those with autism spectrum disorders.
  • We advocate for the rights of those with autism to a free and appropriate education, appropriate care and treatment, and the rights of parents and families to obtain appropriate services for their family member with autism.
  • We seek to enhance the effectiveness of existing programs by providing a forum for continuing education and the exchange of new ideas and approaches.
  • We founded S.P.E.A.K. in 1974, a specialized summer program of education and community awareness building to prevent academic and social regression in children with autism spectrum disorders during summer months.
  • We try to assist parents in resolving problems and obtaining appropriate services, or who feel that their family member has been excluded from an appropriate program.
  • We maintain up-to-date reference files of pertinent literature, such as The Autism Research Review of the Autism Research Institute, and the national publication of the Autism Society of America, the Advocate.
  • We maintain files, records, books pamphlets, articles newsletters and other references on autism that may be copied and mailed to students, parents, or professionals. This material may also be reviewed in our office by appointment.
  • We prepare and deliver testimony on all autism-related topics, including those issues that are being litigated or considered for legislative action.