Autism Society Central Ohio (ASCO) is an affiliate of The Autism Society of America which was founded in 1965. ASCO has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 25 years, providing advocacy, education, information and referral, support and community in central Ohio

Our goal at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is “To serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication for the benefit of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders from diagnosis through adulthood.”

For far too long, individuals living on the Autism spectrum have been categorized, labeled and placed into diagnostic boxes. But life experiences are far more complex, and the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio embraces the infinite ways in which people live their lives. In service of those unique experiences, the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio has undergone a major rebranding effort in concert with the Autism Society.

TheAutism Society of the Mahoning Valley was founded by local families in 1989 to support families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for families living with an ASD diagnosis, and to bring about community change and opportunities for individuals working through life with this disability.  Our volunteers are dedicated to accomplishing this through information and referral, family support, advocacy, professional development, raising awareness and resource development. From the newly diagnosed child to the school aged children to the severely disabled autistic adult…ALL of the more than 6,000 families in the tri-county affected by ASD are Autism Society families and receive our help!

In 2021, ASGA’s mission was more critical than ever to create connections within our community after a year of isolation. The Autism Society of Greater Akron’s Board of Directors and staff worked hard to re-prioritize our budget to create programs that helped connect individuals in the autism community and their families. 

The Autism Society envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.