UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) is a 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 1985. UCPIE is an affiliate of over 60 national United Cerebral Palsy organizations providing services to people with developmental disabilities beyond cerebral palsy. UCPIE provides programs and services in the Inland Empire in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties. UCPIE’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. Services provided are for individuals diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, epilepsy, intellectual delay and other disabilities.
 

SPECIAL NEEDS NETWORK

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

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

AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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


AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Our staff work to advance civil rights, support self-advocacy in all its forms, and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators, and friends.

You can find out more information by visiting: www.autisticadvocacy.org

AUTISM SPEAKS

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.

 
You can find out more information by visiting: www.autismspeaks.org
 

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