Autism Friendly Designation

Autism impacts an estimated one in 44 children and one in 45 adults in the United States. That’s hundreds of thousands of families living with autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. One way we accomplish our mission is by increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism through initiatives like our Autism Friendly Designation program. 

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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, the Autism Friendly Designation program includes employee training and onsite resources and supports for people with autism and other disabilities.

Sign up to get your Autism Friendly Designation and join us in creating a more inclusive world for people with 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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