Advocating for policies and programs in support of individuals and families with autism

Group of advocates standing on the steps of the Capitol

Join our Grassroots Advocacy Network

Become part of a community of advocates who raise awareness for autism policy issues, communicate with elected officials, contribute to local events, engage other volunteers, and support positive change.

Join Now

Autism Speaks influences policy at the state and federal government levels. To do this, we work with Congress, the White House, state legislators, agencies, and regulators. 

Our advocacy protects the rights, services, and supports of people with autism. 

Autism Speaks Policy Areas 

We work on a range of policy issues that address the needs of people with autism. 

  • Science and Research 
  • Healthcare and Insurance 
  • Housing and Related Supports 
  • Education 
  • Employment 
  • Other Services 

Take Action

Sign up for Advocacy alert and emails.

Follow our advocacy profiles: