AUTISM ADVOCACY GROUPS

Autism Speaks

Mission Statement

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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RVC Blue Speaks

Mission Statement

To promote awareness and acceptance of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder so that their quality of life is enhanced and their potential is fulfilled.

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To raise funding for genetic research, support programs, and community initiatives that directly serve families in need on Long Island and beyond.   

 

To change the conversation about Autism into action and progress.  

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Family Center for Autism

Mission Statement

The Family Center for Autism is Long Island’s first venue that provides a lifespan of services and programs to people with autism, a lifeline of support to families who love them—and a vital resource to the educators who teach them.

Located in Garden City in a gleaming, 9,800-square-foot, four-story building, the Center is open seven days a week to our members and the general public. We offer a full range of therapeutic, educational, social, recreational and vocational services and programs for people with autism—and a wealth of support, informational, respite and social opportunities to their parents, siblings and other family members.

 

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Autism Society of America

Mission Statement

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to provide lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA’s efforts to carry forth its mission.

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AHRC

A family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff and community partners.