Special Needs Network’s mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between under-served communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities. SNN firmly believes that dignity, hope and opportunity are the birthright of all children.
You can find more information by visiting: www.snnla.org
Autism Society of the Inland Empire originated in 1986 when autism was still considered to be rare. Leah Devulder, a divorced mom with a young son newly diagnosed searched for months for help. She finally heard of an Autism Conference in Long Beach. After attending, she was convinced that she needed to help the parents in her area. She needed to find 9 other people to start an official chapter, which was a challenge in the days without the internet. After months of looking, she found 8 other people and used her dog as the founding 10 members. In 1987, the name was changed to the Autism Society of America – Inland Empire Chapter and changed again in 2009 to the Autism Society Inland Empire.
You can find out more information by visiting: www.ieautism.org
Their mission is to support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education.
Causes of ASD remain unclear but recent scientific advances challenge the traditional view of autism as an untreatable disease—as one that is “genetically hard-wired.” These developments support the position that Autism Research Institute (ARI) has always maintained: Autism Is Treatable. Established in 1967 by psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD, and operates without funding from special-interest groups.
You can find out more information by visiting: www.autism.org
You can find out more information by visiting: www.autisticadvocacy.org
Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. We are dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Through the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide crucial autism research, advocacy, services and support to help people with autism and those who support them thrive. Here are some of our proudest accomplishments to-date.