Who Are We?
Answers for Autism is an all volunteer organization founded by parents of children with autism. Our mission is to increase and broaden public knowledge and awareness of the behaviors, social issues and emotional needs of individuals on the autism spectrum so that all individuals can participate in and contribute to our community without fear or bias or loss of individuality. We carry out our mission through our grant program which is funded through various fundraising events, the main one being the Answers for Autism Walk. Proceeds raised are used to provide grants for programs in Indiana that serve individuals on the autism spectrum, to promote the advancement of autism research, and increase public awareness.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder that strikes children some time in the first three years of life and impacts the normal development of the brain in areas of cognition, social interaction and communication skills. Each child is affected differently and to varying degrees. According to recent studies, as many as 1 in every 88 children born today will be on the autistic spectrum. Autism is now one of the most common developmental disorder — more common than Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis. There is no known, proven cure for Autism. Though various treatments may provide some children with relative relief, current research is limited due to lack of available funds.
You do not need to be a parent to get involved. We have informal meetings with great people who are doing what they can to make a difference in Indiana and beyond!
Meeting Location: Contact Patty Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times & location information
Need a Speaker?
We would love to come speak to your organization on the topic of autism or the Answers for Autism Walk. Please visit our Contact Us page and select Speaking Engagement Request on our contact form.