Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families through community inclusion and support.
The Autism Society of America is very disappointed that the President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 released yesterday is overall unsupportive of our most vulnerable populations, including the almost 3 million individuals with autism and their families (read detailed summary here).
Justin Moehn’s vast amiibo collection, comfortable gaming chairs and a large screen set up in a very specific way in his Richmond bedroom are evidence of his highly focused affection for video games. Jess Faerman’s small apartment in Houston has a single chair she’s willing to sit on and a circular path for her compulsive need for pacing.
Twelve years ago, I stood in the doorway of my house in Nepal with an empty backpack on my shoulders and a burning desire to go to school. Every day, just before he left the house, I would cling to my brother’s legs, begging to go with him, and every day, I would get the same harsh answer, “No!”