The Autism Society of Greater Detroit is proud to be one of approximately 70 affiliates of the Autism Society of America.
The Autism Society was founded in 1965 by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. His book, Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior, was written in late 1964 and was one of the first of its kind. In 1968, Ruth Sullivan, Ph.D., became the organization’s first elected president. Over the last 55 years, the Autism Society has grown from a handful of parents into the leading source of information, research, reference, and support on the Autism experience. The Autism Society is the oldest and largest grassroots Autism organization and nationally serves over half a million people per year. Throughout the years, the Autism Society has helped millions of Autistic individuals, their families, and support professionals through advocacy, education, services, and support.
The Autism Society’s national office welcomes your phone calls, e-mails, and letters. Our staff is ready and willing to answer your questions and provide you with the best and most up-to-date information possible. We do our best to respond to requests in a timely fashion.
Please keep in mind that the Autism Society does not provide direct assistance, such as treatment or legal services. We do, however, provide information and referral to many services and supports across the country.
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Rockville, Maryland 20852
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