Autism Response Team (ART)

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The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families. 

How to contact ART

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in all time zones. Live chat is also available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
Contact us online

En Español: 1-888-772-9050

Tenemos una función de chat dedicada para los constituyentes de habla hispana disponible de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. de lunes a viernes en todas las zonas horarias. Para chatear en español con un asociado de ART, haga clic aquí.

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism. 

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don't make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services - including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.