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Who We Are

Our Mission

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

Our Vision

Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. 

Our Brand

The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix (ASGP) was established in 1973. We are the oldest Autism organization in Arizona. The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America.  In 2021, the Autism Society launched a new brand developed with the Autism community, representing the diverse experiences and needs across the Autism spectrum. The brand was created in an inclusive process that ensures accessibility standards for those seeking connection to resources, support and community. Read more about the brand here

About Us

We are run by families for families. Our staff, Board of Directors, meeting leaders and many of our volunteers are parents, caregivers or a family member to a loved one with Autism or other disability and/or self identify as Autistic. We do not receive federal funding, which allows us to freely advocate to improve systems of care for our community. We are a non-profit organization and greatly appreciate our supporters who allow us further our mission. The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix is a Qualified Charitable Organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

Making Informed Decisions

The Board of Directors of the Autism Society affirms that each person who experiences Autism is a unique individual. To the maximum extent possible, informed decisions should be made by the individual with Autism and their family members in partnership with a multidisciplinary team.

The selection of current evidence-based intervention practices should be guided by objective assessment, goals, and outcomes. Services and support should be delivered with fidelity by qualified and appropriately trained professionals. All services should promote self-determination, enhance inclusive community engagement, and result in improved quality of life.

Abuse of any kind is not acceptable. No single service or intervention is likely to meet the needs of every individual with Autism. Each person should have broad and equal access to high quality, individualized support and services. Selection of a program, service, or intervention method should be based on a comprehensive assessment of the person’s abilities, needs, and interests. Services should be outcome-based to ensure they meet the individualized goals of the person with Autism.

The Board of the Autism Society expects that individuals with Autism will have dignified, productive lives and reach their fullest potential through access to appropriate education, employment, community living opportunities, medical care, mental health services, and family support.

Our Values

Dignity

Where the value and self-determination of every individual is upheld.

Equity

Where everyone with Autism achieves the highest possible quality of life.

Inclusion

Where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment.

Diversity

Where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences.

Integrity

Where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words and actions.