The mission of the Autism Society of California (ASC) is to improve the lives of all affected by an autism spectrum disorder.
We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, support and advocacy.
ASC networks with nine (9) chapters of the Autism Society located throughout the state in an effort to reach all those affected by autism in California.
Our Philosophy: Our 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. It is our belief that no single program or treatment will benefit all individuals with autism. Furthermore, the recommendation of what is "best" or "most effective" for a person with autism should be determined by those people directly involved – the individual with autism, to the extent possible, and the parents or family members.