The establishment of the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership provides a united voice for those working in the interests of people with autism and also enables the Governments to fulfil its commitment to the cause of Autism.
On 25th September 2007, the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership launched the Atlantic Alliance with the Autism Society of America, in Washington, sharing the organisations’ models of practice.
A memorandum of understanding was drawn up between the two organisations, the primary aim of which is the development of legislation and legal redress in dealing with the issue of Autism. In identifying areas of common interest, the CNAP and the Autism Society of America will share strategies and ideas to improve the care and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Members of the Alliance:
Autism Society of America
History and Achievements
The Autism Society of America was formed in 1965. Over the last 40 years the Society has grown from a handful of parents into the leading source of information, research and reference to Autism. Today, more than 200,000 members are connected through a network of nearly 200 Chapters nationwide. The Autism Society of America is dedicated to raising public awareness about Autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with Autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its Chapters share a common mission of providing information, education, supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the Autism community. The Autism Society of America established a Research Foundation in 1996. The ASA Foundation supports research in both the biological basis of Autism as well as strategies and treatments that may improve life opportunities for individuals with Autism. The Society has been involved in the successful launch of a number of pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the rights of individuals with Autism as well as legislation mandating services.
Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplished its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members and supporters.