Growing awareness around the world is helping to pave the way to greater understanding and opportunity for family, friends, and individuals with autism. Here are a few organizations working to promote research, fight stigma, and support people with autism.
AUTISM SPEAKS is "dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families."
The NATIONAL AUTISM ASSOCIATION focuses on supporting autism families, raising awareness, and funding impactful research studies.
The DJ FIDDLE FOUNDATION’s goal is "to honor the individuality of each person living with ASD throughout his or her life by creating opportunities for adults to participate in the community that are suitable, stimulating and sustainable."
THERACARE provides behavioral analysis and other autism services.
THE AUTISM SOCIETY "exists to improve the lives of all 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 across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy."