The Autism Society Oakland County was founded in 1985 by a group of concerned parents. Today it is one of over 200 Chapters of the Autism Society of America (ASA). The ASA is the oldest autism advocacy group in the country. The Autism Society Oakland County (ASOC) is also one of 13 Chapters in Michigan. Our membership is open to all those who care about people with autism. The Board of Directors is a volunteer body elected by the membership.
New ASOC Mission Statement!
To advocate and support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
What We Do
The ASOC is an advocacy organization that works to improve the lives of those impacted by ASD in Oakland County, Michigan. ASOC maintains this website, a phone line, a resource guide and publishes a newsletter for its members. ASOC collaborates closely with other agencies to improve offerings within Oakland County to meet needs of individuals and families with ASD.
While we remain a resource for all families our new mission statement has encouraged us to expand our direction. We offer community grants to support wonderful programs throughout our community. Recognizing that many individuals with autism have grown with us, we are aligning our strategic focus to create and improve opportunities and services for teens and adults. We are excited to emphasize: vocational skill building, employability skills and employment opportunities, collaborating to improve employment outcomes and creating new resources.
Where We Serve
The ASOC primarily serves Oakland County and the surrounding areas. We often partner with other local advocacy groups and sister chapters of the ASA in the region.
How We Are Funded
A small portion of our funds comes from the annual membership dues. ASOC has been the recipient of small grants and receives donations from private individuals. Corporations and companies as well as individuals have designated us as their charity for special events.
The primary source of our funding is from our annual golf outing. Proceeds from the event fund ASOC's annual Tax Deductible Donations budget. To learn more about our annual golf outing, click GOLF OUTING.
The Autism Society Oakland County is a chapter of the Autism Society of America and is covered by the national chapter's 501 (c)(3) non-profit status. 100% of the proceeds donated to the Autism Society Oakland County are used to fund chapter events and services. [More Information] Tax returns and other financial documents are available upon request.
Autism Society of Oakland Membership
With the help of caring individuals like you, we can achieve our mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism. Together, we can become not only a resource for the autism community but also an agency of change to help people access the services and supports they need throughout their lifetime.
To learn more about membership click: ASOC Membership