Autism-Friendly Designation

Autism Speaks Autism-Friendly Designation

Join us in creating a more inclusive world for people with autism

Autism impacts more than 70 million people worldwide, and in at least one in 54 children and one in 45 adults in the United States. That’s hundreds of thousands of families in communities around the world who are touched by autism spectrum disorder, each experiencing their own unique strengths and challenges.​ Prevalence is growing.

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The Autism Speaks Autism-Friendly Designation signals to the public that your organization recognizes the diverse needs of people with autism and their families and is committed to providing the highest quality of customer inclusive service.

Co-developed by people with autism, expert researchers and clinicians we’ve created an employee training program and will provide your business or destination with onsite resources and supports for people with disabilities, including autism.

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When more businesses, destinations, and organizations commit to become more autism friendly, we can create a more understanding and accepting world for all.

"78% [of consumers] will purchase goods and services from a business that takes steps to ensure easy access for individuals with disabilities at their physical locations."

Source: American Institutes for Research Report, A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, 2018.

"Being inclusive not only benefits people with disabilities but also helps the bottom line."

Source: American Institutes for Research Report, A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, 2018.

"The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy categorizes persons with disabilities as the third-largest market segment in the U.S., after Hispanics and African-Americans. This market expands when family members, caregivers and others who prioritize goods and services that are inclusive of persons with disabilities are counted."

Source: Accenture Report, Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage, 2018.

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