Get Involved

There are many  ways to get involved in the autism community. The Autism Society  encourages its members and supporters to keep current on and active in  ongoing advocacy issues regarding autism, stay abreast of the latest in  autism-related news and issues through our online newsletter, Autism  Matters, and make an effort to attend autism events and conferences in  your area. The benefits of being involved in the autism community are  many—not the least of which is educating yourself about the most  appropriate treatments and resources available to help your loved one on  the spectrum.​ 

Search Nationwide Autism-Related Services and Supports With Autism Source
​The  Autism Source™ Resource Database, created in 2004, is the most  comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer  only credible and reliable resources to our constituents, therefore we  have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with  other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. It is  because of these collaborative relationships that the Autism Source™  Resource Database continues to grow and is kept current with  comprehensive resource listings. Click here to start your search.​ 

Reach Out to Your Local Affiliate
​The  Autism Society’s affiliates provide a number of ways in which  individuals and families to get involved, obtain support and share their  experiences with others in their communities. Our affiliates are an  obvious place to turn for encouragement, accurate information and  education. Contact Autism Society SWLA.​ 

Sign Up for Autism Society’s Free E-Newsletter
The  Autism Society’s history and mission are grounded in its grassroots  efforts to empower individuals and families to educate and advocate for  themselves and their loved ones. In addition, the Autism Society is  active in the public policy arena and encourages our members to get  involved and take action on important issues through Action Alerts on  our website and in our online newsletter. The Autism Society’s Action  Alerts will inform you of important national legislation, giving you a  chance to make your voice heard by your congressperson.​ 

Become a Volunteer
Do  you want to put your professional talents to greater use outside of  your regular nine to five? Are you seeking ways to get involved with the  Autism Society and help families everywhere affected by ASD? Giving  back to the community is just one of the ways to make a difference in  the world. At the Autism Society, are number of ways to get involved and  support our mission to improve the lives of every individual living  with an autism diagnosis. The Autism Society seeks eager and teachable  volunteers for graphic design, administrative, national conference  planning, public policy and program support opportunities! You can work  at our national office in Bethesda, Maryland or from the comfort of your  home.​ 

Sensory Friendly Films
AMC  Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families  affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy  their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly  basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a  more comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums  will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families  will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, no  previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie, and AMC’s  “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced. To find a theatre near  you, click here.