All donations submitted to Autism Society Acadiana are made in the spirit of giving, and are the life-blood of the organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Donations help to determine what is funded within the budget of our organization and are crucial in determining the programs and services we provide.
If you have an error in your donation, or would like to withdraw your contribution for any reason, Autism Society Acadiana will honor your request for a refund if and when that request is made within fifteen (15) days of your donation. All refund requests must be submitted in writing.
To request a refund, you may fax your request to, 337-235-4427, send it via email at Contact@AcadianaAutism.org or by postal mail to Autism Society Acadiana, 3108 West Pinhook Road, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA 70508, postmarked within fifteen (15) days of the donation.
Refunds are issued by check from Autism Society Acadiana and are made payable to the donor/payor (individual, group, or business) who gave the donation.
To continue to better serve families and individuals and the Autism Society, Autism Society Acadiana is pleased to present this website. By viewing the Autism Society Acadiana's website, you agree to the following: The information on this site is for informational purposes only. The Autism Society and Autism Society Acadiana does not endorse, promote or warrant the products, treatments, services, therapies, medical treatments or interventions or service providers that may be mentioned within this website or related links, nor does the Chapter endorse, promote or warrant any one product, treatment, service, therapy, medical treatment or intervention or service provider over another.
Autism Society Acadiana serves our community as an affiliate of the Autism Society and adopts the Options Policy of the Autism Society. Pursuant to that policy, parents or caregivers are responsible for the choice of any product, treatment, service, therapy, medical treatment or intervention or service provider. Specific services should be provided only at the direction and under the supervision of an individualís doctor, caregiver or medical professional. The Autism Society and Autism Society Acadiana is not responsible for an individualís or familyís choice to use any specific product, treatment, service, therapy, medical treatment or intervention or service provider.
The Autism Society promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and support. The board of the Autism Society believes that each person with autism is a unique individual. Each family and individual with autism should have the right to learn about and then select the options that they feel are most appropriate for the individual with autism. To the maximum extent possible, we believe that both the parents and the individual with autism should make decisions.
Services should enhance and strengthen natural family and community supports for the individual with autism and the family whenever possible. The service option designed for an individual with autism should result in improved quality of life. Abusive treatment of any kind is not an option.
We firmly believe that no single type of program or service will fill the needs of every individual with autism and that each person should have access to support services. Selection of a program, service, or method of treatment should be on the basis of a full assessment of each personís abilities, needs, and interest. We believe that services should be outcome-based to insure that they meet the individualized needs of a person with autism.
With appropriate education, vocational training and community living options and support systems, individuals with autism can lead dignified, productive lives in their communities and strive to reach their fullest potential. The Autism Society believes that all individuals with autism have the right to access appropriate services and supports based on their needs and desires. Adopted 4/1/1995
The terms "autism" and "pervasive developmental disorder" are sometimes used interchangeably on this site. Although some people distinguish between these two diagnoses, the same educational strategies and interventions will help children with either diagnosis.
AcadianaAutism.org does not collect personal information from users of this site. It does not send unsolicited e-mail, or spam through its email service. ALL recipients of email sent through the bulk email service we use, Constant Contact, have given their consent to receive email from Autism Society Acadiana. If you do not wish to remain on our email list please follow the instructions to unsubscribe, or, contact our office to have your email address removed from the list.
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The information found on this web site is for informational purposes only. No endorsement of any particular therapy or intervention is implied. Because no two individuals with autism are the same, you are strongly encouraged to research all information offered to determine whether any approach, treatment or program may be beneficial to you, your children, or to your students.