Who We Are

Welcome to Autism Society Acadiana. We are Acadiana's support organization for everyone in our area affected by autism. If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, neighbor, friend, service provider, doctor, psychologist, speech-language pathologist, or have any connection to the autism community, we are the support group for you.  Autism Society Acadiana was founded in 1985.  We provide opportunities to meet other families and individuals on the autism spectrum and to also share experiences and information with others.  We also distribute information and give referrals on where to find programs and services to benefit the entire family.

Autism Society Acadiana is a regional affiliate in good standing of the national Autism Society, and is also a certified non-profit 501(c)(3) agency.

Autism Society Acadiana holds monthly support meetings in Acadiana where you can feel at ease while you learn and share information about autism.  We have social events throughout the year where your family can relax and have fun with other families which include a person with autism.  Social events have included: swimming/pool parties; picnics in the park; family bowling fun night; and other activities that you and your family can enjoy.

We have 2 major fundraisers annually.  Our spring event, WALK FOR HOPE AND FAMILY FUN DAY, has become one of Acadiana's largest one mile fun walks. The day also includes food, music, dancing, carnival games and activities for the whole family.  Our fall event is RACQUETS FOR HOPE, which brings awareness of autism to our community at-large.  The Walk and Racquets for Hope, as well as our other fundraisers, are to help our members, families, and persons diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder to enjoy a better quality of life.

Autism Society Acadiana is governed by a Board of Directors which welcomes input on how best to serve you and the autism community individuals, families, professionals, educators, friends, and neighbors. The Board of Directors meets every other month and welcomes attendance by members of the organization and our community.

Please feel free to browse our website and attend our community support meetings. We would love to see you!  To get in touch with us, just send us an email or call our office at 337-235-4425. 

There is H-O-P-E and you are NOT alone in this journey!



 

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