Mission: Investing together to grow, learn, and serve the families of
Oklahoma affected by autism
Vision: We bring hope and empowerment as we help Oklahoma become
more autism-friendly and aware!
The 3 Ways in Which We Accomplish our Vision
I. Supporting families who have a loved one with autism
II. Supporting persons who have autism with programs that meet specific needs
III. Autism Awareness Outreach to Our State and Community
AutismOklahoma.org is a 501c3 charitable organization that supports families affected by autism. Our organization is 100% dependent upon donations. Our dream is to create a substantial and positive impact for families affected by autism in the state of Oklahoma. We want to bring hope, empower our kids, and help Oklahoma become more autism-friendly and aware! We want every person and family affected by autism to have the opportunity to reach their potential and do great things!
AutismOklahoma.org started in 2002 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Today, we have five parent support groups throughout Oklahoma, an annual PieceWalk & 5K, summer camps, Bees Knees, college, teen, and adult groups as well as many more community events and social opportunities. Our website, e-newsletters, social media, and our mascot Dash provide ways for us to to reach out and connect with each other and with the community.
Autism Oklahoma provides the following to serve families affected by autism.
- A way for parent support groups to share information and expertise
- Leadership education and tools to advance the capabilities of parent support groups in their quest to serve their communities and constituents
- A way for parents to bring attention to statewide issues that affect all families living in Oklahoma
- A way to give to organizations within our state who are working to improve the lives of families affected by autism
Core Values & Beliefs
AutismOklahoma.org upholds the following core values and beliefs.
- Personal preferences and values of individuals with autism and their families are respected.
- Each person with autism resides in the least restrictive environment, ideally his or her own home.
- Individuals with autism and their families are encouraged to participate in activities in their community by accessing natural supports, such as community services and organizations that are available to individuals without disabilities.
- Information and services are based on the most current information and research available.
- Families are supported to stay together. The family is provided support and information that empowers them to make informed decisions that best fit their child and family.