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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 crittercomfort

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

MB16

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This has been a great organization to work with.

They truly care about the autism community and Autism citizen is an outstanding knowledge base for information on autism for parents. It's a great resource for those recently diagnosed that have no idea where to turn.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Autism Citizen saved us when our son was diagnosed with autism. I couldn't believe how helpful they were. They helped us to find information and best of all, hope to make his life better. Our son has come so far thanks to the help we found from Autism Citizen. Would highly recommend!

Les79

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!

littlebitofjoy

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot express how grateful I am for the help Autism Citizen has provided to our family.

I'm the mother of a young man with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Food Allergies, and Hypothyroidism. Autism Citizen has provided me all the support I could ever need to find help for my son.

I support Autism Citizen in their effort to help families that struggle through this difficult journey.

I've donated to them and would recommend them to anyone needing help with autism.

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.