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Community Outreach

The Autism Speaks Community Outreach team offers awareness, education and resource events to the community. The team can adapt training modules to fit the needs and schedules of any audience, including lunchtime presentations and extended modules.

Upcoming Events

Town Halls

These meetings bring together young adults and adults with autism, families, service providers and state resources in a positive and collaborative atmosphere.

Transition Town Halls in Your Community

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Adult Services Town Halls in Your Community

Wednesday, December 2, 6-8:30pm (Employment)
The League for People with Disabilities
111 E Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21239
RSVP here

Saturday, January 16, 9:30am-12pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
RSVP here

*Autism Speaks would like to thank the O'Neill Foundation for its generous donation to host Town Halls in Austin, Cleveland, Orlando and New York City.

Autism Safety Fairs

This event provides individuals with autism and their families an opportunity to meet and interact with local first responders and obtain safety resources and information in a safe, fun and family-friendly environment.

Autism Safety Fairs in Your Community 

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First Responder Trainings

This training increase first responders’ knowledge of autism and provide practical tips and strategies for use in the field. Email for more information.

Community Events

Are you interested in learning more about Autism Speaks Programs and Services and Strategic initiatives?

Let us know here

Once the form is submitted, the outreach team will be in touch.

Volunteers Needed to Review Grant Programs

Interested in getting involved? Share your expertise by reviewing community grant applications and make decisions about who receives funding. 

Let us know here!

Resources for Community Organizations

Service Providers Join us at a WALK Resource Fair!

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is seeking autism service providers to participate in our Resource Fair at our upcoming events. Service providers will have the opportunity to provide participants information about autism services and organizations in their area. The Resource Fair will also feature fun activities for children of all ages. Find a WALK near you!

News from the Community Outreach Team!

Transition to Adulthood Focus of Autism Speaks Town Hall in New Jersey

New Yorkers Talk Need for Housing Options at Town Hall Meeting

Long Island Town Hall Participants Encouraged to Start Transition Planning Early

Autism Safety Event Raises Awareness, Builds Connections in Pittsburgh

Lively Discussions at Autism Speaks Transition Planning Town Hall in Arizona

Town Halls on Adult Services Continue in South Florida

First Responders, Community Members Join Together to Promote Safety in Huntington Beach, California

Families Find Resources, Support at Transition Town Hall in Charlotte

Over 600 Community Members Gather for Autism Safety Fair in Georgia

Transition Town Hall Held in Dallas

Central Florida Community Comes Together for Adult Services Town Hall

Autism Speaks, Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter Team Up for Safety Fair

Parents discuss future at Transition Town Hall in Virginia

Special day for all at Bay Area Autism Safety Fair

First Responders Come Together to Learn More about Autism in Pennsylvania

First Responders, Families Attend Inaugural Safety Fair in Charlotte

DC Community Comes Together at Town Hall on Transition Services

Rockville, Maryland, Hosts 3rd Annual Autism Safety Night Out

St. Louis Community Discusses Viable Housing Solutions at Town Hall

Autism Response Team

The Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families and caregivers to information, tools, and resources.

Call us toll free at 1-888AUTISM2 (288-4762), en Español 1-888-772-9050 or email us at