Health Equity

The Autism Society is dedicated to health equity, which is the foundation for a healthy life. People with Autism experience higher rates of medical and mental health conditions, poor health outcomes, and premature mortality. In addition to social and economic barriers, the Autistic community faces sensory, communication, cognitive, and other unique barriers to accessible healthcare.

The Vaccine Education Initiative

The Autism Society of America created the Vaccine Education Initiative (VEI) to address systemic barriers and promote vaccine education, confidence, and access. Through the VEI, we strive to improve patient and population health by ensuring children, adults, and seniors with disabilities are included and supported.

Our model, with a 99% success rate, has proven to increase accessibility, reduce stress, and improve outcomes. The Autism Society is rewriting the vaccine experience to increase accessibility, reduce trauma, and build connected, supportive, and inclusive communities.

We Provide:

  • Accessible Vaccine Clinics
  • Healthcare Professional Training
  • Advocacy
  • Accessible Vaccine Kits
  • Community Education, Resources, Outreach, and Support

The Autism Society is working holistically to address health equity outcomes including healthcare, mental health, suicide prevention, employment, and home and community-based services.