Mission: To improve services for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum disorder in the state through education and advocacy.
Your fundraising efforts help provide the following programs statewide for individuals and families affected by autism that now affects 1 in every 88 people.
State level advocacy and representation
Concerns are voiced directly to state policy makers. ASA maintains a seat on the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council, and is actively involved with the Special Projects Committee.
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Information and referral
ASA is the state's leading source for information on autism. ASA maintains a current list of service providers, as well as, an information and referral hotline. ASA also provides autism resource books and media for each of Alabama's 67 counties' public library system.
ASA has a statewide network of over 30 groups that create community support and awareness through monthly meetings and family adventures. ASA provides these groups with resources, such as Bullying Prevention programs, to aid families who are caring for an individual on the autism spectrum. Click here to find a networking group near you!
Conferences and Seminars
Education is essential to developing quality services. ASA hosts regional seminars throughout the year that provide education and training for local communities. ASA also offers scholarships for parents and professionals to attend autism specific conferences and co-hosts the Alabama Autism Conference.
In partnership with Easter Seals, ASA offers weekend family camps at Camp ASCCA. Zip lining, canoeing, horseback riding, and many other recreational activities create a camp experience that parents report to be invaluable.
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During Autism Awareness Month, ASA hosts Walks for Autism and autism awareness nights at community venues statewide. ASA's mascot, Jerry the Frog, travels the state throughout the year to bring autism awareness to local schools. ASA hosts an annual Autism Matters Legislative Day at the state capitol bringing autism issues directly to our policy makers. ASA also presents information at local health fairs and service organizations to increase community awareness and involvement.
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