About Us

To Join the Autism Society You can join our local chapter, the Autism Society WNY Chapter, by joining the National Autism Society. A $40 donation gets you membership to the National Autism Society and the local chapter. Along with the memberships, you also get a subscription to the Autism Society’s Autism Advocate, access to a community that provides support and information to families affected by autism, and advocacy for autism related issues. It also gives you a 10% discount at the National’s online store.

 

Disclaimer:  These web pages are intended for Informational purposes  only. We do not endorse or have personal experience with or receive funds from the agencies and therapy approaches listed.

 

Our Philosophy The Autism Society WNY Chapter’s philosophy is to support the parents and caregivers of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We do so by information and referral services, holding Parent Support Meetings and bi-annual workshops. The Autism Society’s efforts are focused on meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. We promote individual, parental and guardian choice to assure that people on the autism spectrum are treated with dignity and respect. Please click this link to read the National Autism Society’s Core Principles.

 

Options Policy The Autism Society promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports. Each family and individual with autism should have the right to learn about and then select, the options that they feel are most appropriate for the individual with autism. Click on Options Policy for a complete explanation of the Options Policy.

 

To Donate If you would like to donate to the local WNY Chapter click on the “To Donate” link which is located at the bottom of every page.   Also, you can send a check payable to Autism Society WNY Chapter  to ASWNY, 19 Limestone Drive, Suite 1, Buffalo, NY 14221. 

 

Autism Society WNY Chapter’s  Facebook Page Check us out on our Facebook page. Follow the link and Like us on Facebook.

 

Sign up for our Email List Join our email list for information on our events, Support Coffees and other agency’s events in the area. Click this link or the box on the left to Join our Email List. Once you click the link, it will ask for minimal information and it will send a confirmation email, click the link in the email to confirm.

 

ASWNY Board Members Our board members include: Kathleen Eiss, President, Kristen Staats , V.P, Debbie Walk , Secretary, Molly Pittman, and Karen Townson.

 

Autism Society WNY Chapter Resources for Parents Spring 2015 Helpful resources for parents which are updated twice a year, spring and fall.

 

Autism Society WNY Chapter Newsletter July 2015 This months focus, SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY! Also consisting of Local Chapter News, Research, Events, Summer Recreation and Announcements. *To have future Newsletters sent directly to your inbox, please join our Email List by clicking on ‘Click here to join our Email List’. (Upper Left, Under Menu Options)