About Us

ASF exists because persons with autism spectrum disorder have unique capacities and gifts and we are fortunate to have them in our lives. We believe persons with autism spectrum disorders contribute in unique ways to their families and communities. ASF believes that the best advocacy occurs with education and respect and the presumption of competence of all persons.

Our Mission

Improving the lives of all affected by autism.

The mission of the Autism Society of Florida (ASF) is to assure full participation and self-determination in every aspect of life for each individual. We will realize this vision by opening avenues of self-advocacy and advocating on behalf of others in a way that values equity, respect, dignity and diversity in all communities.

Our Philosophy

The Autism Society of Florida is committed to honesty, fairness and respect for others, in that philosophy we make specific promises to our most important audiences. We make these promises not in a contractual sense, but because a promise expresses a level of commitment that is both demanding and personal.

To our parents, we promise to treat you with dignity, courtesy and consideration. We also promise to be responsive, reliable and supportive.

To persons with autism, we promise to create an inclusive environment that instills trust that provides you with the opportunity to achieve your maximum potential.

To our members, we promise to expand the benefits of  our Society and to continue to provide quality programs and services while listening and responding to your concerns.

To our financial contributors, we treat your contributions as if it were our own and carefully manage the Society and pursue well-conceived and developed strategies.

To our communities, we promise an active level of involvement in all areas of Florida and to improve the quality of life for persons who have autism and their families.

These promises represents our resolve to continually improve, to do the right things and to do things right. These promises represent the fundamental principles that we believe in.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is critical to the effectiveness of our organization. Our strategic plan guides the development of our budget each year.

The ASF Board will begin 2018 strategic planning in February of 2018 after the Board Elections. If you would like us to consider any strategic goals for inclusion into the strategic plan please go to the contact us tab and leave your message there. We will contact you as soon as possible. Your input is valuable to the future of the organization!!

Our Support

ASF statewide and national advocacy
ASF statewide Law Enforcement Training Series
CHC Designations
United Way Designations
ASF Fundraisers


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