Who We Are
Founded by concerned parents in 1985, the Autism Society Oakland County (ASOC) is a part of a network of affiliates of the Autism Society of America. Our mission is to advocate meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
What We Do
Putting our mission to work, we actively seek to improve the lives of those impacted by autism in our community. With work and through our partnerships, we have cultivated programs and events to impact many vital areas of daily living.
Raising Awareness and Acceptance:
We held awareness events at several locations in our community attended by over 1,200 people
Our Autism Awareness kit has been lent free of charge for community awareness presentations benefitting over 500 people this year alone!
With additional information and resources, the awareness kit is also a “Box of Hope” for families at the beginning their journey.
Supporting social opportunities through community events attended by over 1,150
Helping to bring a wide array of recreational programs serving individuals with autism of all ages and with a variety of interests with over 1,700 participants
Offering 130 children and young adults the freedom that comes with learning to ride a bicycle
Helping with crucial life transitions:
Collaborating on the creation of a program currently benefitting over 500 adults and their families with the steps and skills necessary for independent livingAiding vocational education and post-high school programs which have provided over 1,200 young adults with the skills to become valuable employess
Organized a team of professionals to create a training program is designed to help coaches to better support individuals with specials needs, with an extra focus on autism, this job coach training has been attended by over 150 professionals
Featured micro-business operated by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in events we have participated in and held, helping over 30 businesses to promote their business
What Can We Do Tomorrow?
With advocacy, awareness and an understanding of the support needed, we have come so far. We can’t do it alone. We need those on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals who work with them to join our efforts to increase awareness and change how autism is treated. Though the path and destination may be different, each person with autism deserves to realize their full potential.
You can help us to improve the lives of those impacted by Autism: