The Autism Society San Diego County is a non-profit organization which originated in 1966 as the National Society of Autistic Children. It served to unite and inform parents on new revelations concerning intervention therapy. Today, the Autism Society San Diego serves as the voice and resource of the San Diego autism community. The Society members include autistic individuals and their parents, relatives, friends, advocates, caregivers, medical professionals and educators throughout San Diego County and beyond.Our Board of Directors has, throughout its extensive history, been comprised of a diverse mix of both autistic individuals and their family members as well as experts in the field of autism and business community professionals. Every Board Member, regardless of background or position, serve the Society on a volunteer basis. The organization maintains a small staff and an Executive Director to guide the organization.As an affiliate of the national organization, the Autism Society of America, we share in their mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism by promoting meaningful participation and self-determination for autistic individuals and their families. We work diligently to ensure we support and amplify the voices of autistic individuals within our organization and throughout our community. For autistic individuals in need we offer extensive financial support for our programs and membership.Our programs and outreach include:
- Support Groups for parents, caregivers, and autistic adults
- Community Resources and Referrals
- Camp I CAN, Surf Camp, AWARE Camp, and Family Camp
- Aquatic Programs including swim lessons and monthly pool parties
- Special Events including Splash for Cash, Lights! Camera! Autism!, Golf Classic & Celebrity Dinner, Beers & Cheers for Autism, etc.
- Monthly Newsletters
- Grants and Scholarships
- Social Media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Together we have a voice; we hope you’ll share your voice by joining the Autism Society San Diego community!