The Arkansas Autism Foundation (AAF) was founded in February 2017 by local Arkansas-based autism advocates who want to make a direct impact on the autism community in Arkansas.
AAF helps individuals and families with autism across their lifespan and provides autism-friendly events and relevant workshops and training opportunities. We raise awareness about autism and provide important resources and support to families, and are committed to funding yearly grants for innovative or already existing programs that improve the lives of those affected by autism.
AAF promotes activities targeting development of social skills, opens doors to jobs or internships at local companies, supports and encourages local entrepreneurship, supports businesses that seek specifically to train and hire individuals with autism and strives to create more options for housing and support for independent living.
Our mission is “Building bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism”.
With 2018 autism prevalence rates estimated at 1 in 59 children, we must all work together to support these individuals and families and help maximize their potential to live independent, fulfilling lives.
The Foundation helps individuals and families with autism and provide autism friendly events.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
The Foundation provides autism friendly events and relevant workshops and training opportunities.
We are always looking for friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic people who want to make a real difference in the world of autism.