What is the Autism Society of Illinois?
ASI is a not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization created more than 30 years ago for individuals with Autism, parents, families, professionals, corporate partners and friends whose lives have been touched by autism.
ASI, a statewide chapter of the Autism Society of America (ASA), works to impact the lives of people with Autism. Its objectives are to provide educational and practical support for parents, increase public awareness of autism, offer a referral network of professional and promote legislation that directly impacts individuals with Autism and their families.
ASI is led by the combined leadership of a parent and non-parent volunteer Board of Directors, Executive Director and Professional Advisory Committee, comprised of respected (volunteer) professionals in the field of Autism.
Currently, 1 – 50 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism each year. It is the fastest growing disability worldwide.
Your Membership in ASI shows your dedication and support of its mission. It demonstrates your willingness to get involved, influence how autism is viewed by others and helps the organization become a force for change. Autism’s impact on a family can be devastating, but your membership reminds you that you are not alone. Your ASI membership contributes to a strong organization and helps you to lay the groundwork for the next family who hears the word “autism” for the first time.