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Autism Citizen, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Autism, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Health, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: Autism Citizen, Inc. is dedicated to the principle that every person with autism is a citizen. We advocate for their civil liberties through education and awareness with the aim of creating acceptance. We are focused on learning opportunities for business, government, and professionals. The rights of the autistic are routinely denied or ignored by others. Freedom is a right we fight to help those with autism enjoy. Autism has long been the subject of prejudice and misunderstanding. Awareness of the condition isn’t enough, but a stepping stone towards the true goal – acceptance. This can only be achieved by education. Knowledge is the way to truth. Education is the cure for ignorance.

Results: More than 50 successful client relationships in which we placed clients with legal professionals who are able to serve the needs of autistic citizens. We've advised more than 100 attorneys about autism, providing guidance in civil and criminal cases to protect the rights of autistic citizens. We've advised 29 family members and caregivers about rights, resources and opportunities for their autistic teens and young adults about to age out of the education system with the aim of job opportunities. We have also advised ten (10) companies about the benefits of hiring autistic employees.

Target demographics: autistic citizens and their families and caregivers

Direct beneficiaries per year: 189 individuals in need of guidance, advocacy and intervention to find professionals able to assist with their problems.

Geographic areas served: nationally

Programs: advocacy, and online education programs for businesses, professionals and government at all levels, creating acceptance and employment opportunities.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Les79

Client Served

Rating: 5

A reliable resource. Grateful to have found this organization full of very kind, compassionate people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As parents of an adult child living with autism, we will be forever appreciative for the support, access to information and resources Autism Citizen offers.

When they're kids, support is easier to find. When they become adults it becomes nearly impossible to find help or support. We would never be where we are today without this amazing organization!

Eric_20

Client Served

Rating: 5

Courteous and caring people during a time that’s been so hard on our family. Thank you for supporting us, means a lot.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Exceptional non-profit solely focused on benefiting the autism community. I never hesitate to give to this group, they do so much good for the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization. They are constantly tuned into issues that will affect my childs outcome. I know I can trust the information they provide to us without worry of another agenda. They are an invaluable resource for empathetic and knowledgeable information and help. Bless you.

3 Mason.85

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has a precious heart who is a low functioning autistic child. We were connected to Autism Citizen through a local agency who had worked with them in the past. The contact at Autism Citizen was compassionate, and an incredible listener. They knew so much about what we were going through. Like talking to a fellow parent.

We learned about certain options which lead us to additional resources. They were on the ball and could not have been kinder.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to give up on life, they gave me hope. Things did get better, thank you so much. -tim

2 littlebitofjoy

Client Served

Rating: 5

Moving into high school this year and things are still on track. Feel so blessed Autism Citizen guided our family right. The school didn't want to provide the necessary resources, but this organization gave us great references to get things straightened out. We feel empowered, and most important, informed and it's all thanks to Autism Citizen.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When our son was diagnosed with Autism, our whole world fell apart. A friend referred me to Autism Citizen and they helped us with finding help and getting the support he needs to thrive in school. Right now, our son is in the 7th grade and is doing great. I don't know where we would be if it weren't for Autism citizen.

crittercomfort

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for listening and the great advice, your organization has been so helpful. Sometimes it is just good to have a place to vent. We would be totally lost without this organization, hopeless to fight to the school on our own. We have made huge progress getting the accommodations we need. Far exceeds my expectations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very grateful for their services and help. I can't imagine where out family would be today if we hadn't found Autism Citizen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sending love. You guys continue to be a BIG help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have been very helpful to our family. Couldn't have asked for more nicer people to work with. Thanks for all you do for families dealing with autism.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They continue to be a big help with our difficulties we face with our school system. It is very hard to find good resources and help, we had just about given up before finding Autism Citizen. Things are finally getting better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There has been such a rise in abuse, bullying and narrow-mindedness towards those on the spectrum. It seems to get worse and worse every year. Local and state government resources are either strapped or completely useless.

The value of assistance from Autism Citizen is more valuable than ever, and they have been so helpful to our family and our son. What I especially appreciate about them - in addition to their wonderful range of helpful resources and training programs - is that they will help no matter where in the nation you are. The world and the autism community could use more non-profits just like Autism Citizen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love what they do for the community. Great website, and very nice people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have never hesitated to give to Autism Citizen over the past few years. They help so many people, a very vulnerable population, who would otherwise fall through the cracks in our system. Any needs that are met help these families continue on their own and helps them see that other people really do care about them, and it is organizations like this that make all the difference! Great Job.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very kind and caring organization. Autism Citizen has been so helpful with a diagnosis that struck us out of left field.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't thank this organization enough for all their efforts and work helping our family. We are very grateful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization to work with. They really care about those with special needs they serve.

4 Nathan2017

Client Served

Rating: 5

I 'm very impressed with how comprehensive the information is on their website. They responded very quickly to my questions and were simply fantastic.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were able to give us so much information and help. It really made a difference. Very professional group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your help and support following my new diagnosis. I was scared and lost at first, but you helped me find resources, and that there is hope for me yet. I am thankful for your organization.

2 Maureen2017

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have helped by helping me understand what my brother is going through. They have a very extensive website with lots of information for friends and family. Thank you so much!!! Keep up the good work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I completely trust that every cent that I give to Autism Citizen is going to help the autism community. We have been contributing to Autism Citizen for several years and signed up for some apps so that our earnings from those are donated.

We like how transparent they are on sites like this and Guidestar, that makes us feel very confident to know our donations are making a difference.