ASA (Autism Society of America)

As “the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization,” the Autism Society’s mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They increase “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.” The ASA has been instrumental in passing federal, state and local legislation and publishes the journal Autism Advocate.