Autism SpeaksAtlanta, GA
At Autism Speaks our priority mission objectives focus on enhancing the lives of people with autism and their families in tangible, strategic ways that span science, services and policy.
Executive Director: Kimberly Dick
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. We do this through: • Increasing Global Understanding and Acceptance • Advancing Breakthroughs in Autism Research • Expanding Early Childhood Screening and Intervention • Improving the Transition to Adulthood • Ensuring Access to Reliable Information across the Life Span
Populations General Public Children (5-14) Teenagers (14-19)
The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families. How to contact ART: Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available between 9am and 5pm in all time zones. Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number. 1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762) En Español: 1-888-772-9050 email@example.com Who can call?: We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between. Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism. What do you provide?: They Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community. We are not a direct service provider, so we don't make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community. The Autism Response Team can help you help you learn more about: Where to get a diagnosis Schools and special education Advocacy and support Adult services - including post-secondary programs and employment Inclusion and community activities And much more! Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.
Workplace Inclusion Now (WIN)
National data shows that most autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed, despite having the skill sets and expertise to excel in the workplace. Autism Speaks, together with our partners, aims to transform employment for those on the spectrum through Workplace Inclusion Now. Workplace Inclusion Now (WIN) brings together people (job seekers and employees with autism), employers and communities to increase employment opportunities for autistic employees a create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. This integrated model aims to: 1. Address disparities in and obstacles to employment; 2. Equip employers to hire and retain autistic workers; and 3. Create workplace environments in which people with autism and other intellectual and/or developmental differences can be successful and supported in pursuing their own employment goals. https://www.autismspeaks.org/workplace-inclusion-now
Autism Speaks Volunteers
Serving all communities in Georgia, Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Volunteers are critical to help plan and execute our fundraising events (walk, gala, and 5k) and to grow our local corporate support.