Welcome to Autism
Society Acadiana. We are Acadiana's support organization for everyone in our area
affected by autism. If you are a person with autism, a parent, grandparent, teacher,
friend, service provider, doctor, psychologist, speech-language
have any connection to the autism community, we are the organization
Autism Society Acadiana was founded in 1985 by a group of parents and professionals who wishes to share information, resources and provide support to each other and to families affected by autism.
We provide opportunities for our members to meet other families and individuals on the autism spectrum and
to also allow members to 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 support meetings in Acadiana where you can
feel at ease while you learn and share information about autism. We
social events throughout the year where your family can relax and have fun
families which include a person with autism. Social events have included: swimming/pool parties; picnics in the
family bowling fun night; and other activities that you and your
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
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
with an autism spectrum disorder to enjoy a better quality of life through our programs and services.
Autism Society Acadiana is governed by a Board of Directors which welcomes input on
to serve you and the autism community – individuals, families,
educators, friends, and neighbors. The Board of Directors meets every other month and
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
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!