Leading the Way: Autism-Friendly Youth Organizations

    Unfortunately, boys and girls with autism often face barriers to participating fully in youth community organizations. And so with help from respected experts in the field of autism and special education, experienced parents and caregivers, we have createdLeading the Way: Autism-Friendly Youth Organizations, a guide for organizations to ensure that youth with autism have the same formative experiences through community programs that are available to their typical peers.

    The purpose of this guide is to better prepare community organizations to serve youth and families with autism. The information will help organizations learn to integrate youth with autism into existing programs, communicate with parents, and train their staff.

    Click here to download Leading the Way: Autism-Friendly Youth Organizations Guide. You can also download individual sections at the links below:

    About Autism: What You Need to Know
    Inclusion: Leading the Way in Access for Everyone
    Getting Started: Leading the Way to an Autism-Friendly Inclusive Environment
    People and Places: Creating an Environment for Success
    Strategies for Success: Supporting Learning and Growth in Youth with Autism