US College Autism Project
Despite adequate cognitive ability for academic success in college, many individuals on the autism spectrum find post secondary education an insurmountable hill to climb. Often gaining admission without ever identifying themselves as individuals with autism/Asperger's Syndrome, these students go unnoticed by their professors until their sensory, social, learning styles and organizational challenges combined with fatigue cause them to fail. Many students affected by autism spectrum disorders never finish college. Much more needs to be done to assist these individuals who have the potential to graduate from college but often fail because their needs are unidentified and their talents are under-supported.
Learn more about the US CAP uniquely tailored Curriculum where students on the spectrum come together with college staff, faculty, interested students, and supporting outside resources to not only learn more about all areas of the autism spectrum, but also to be able to implement a program that will ultimately create an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to have a successful college and transition to work experience. The curriculum also includes a program designed for students who are siblings, classmates, friends, or significant others to those individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders. Learn More.
US Autism & Asperger Association inaugural World conference was held August 9-12, 2006 in Park City, Utah. Annual conferences have been in Denver (2007 and 2012), Austin (2008), Los Angeles (2009), St. Louis (2010), Seattle (2011) and Salt Lake City (2013). There have been three other conferences with partners in Vancouver (2007), Orlando (2008) and New Jersey (2009).
USAAA streamed the very first autism/Asperger conference live in Park City, Utah in 2006. The US Autism & Asperger Association 5th Annual World Conference, held October 1-3, 2010, became the most-viewed autism conference in the world. While there was a capacity crowd of 700 attendees each day at the conference in St. Louis, Missouri, over 34,000 people viewed the event online. This was the first ever autism and Asperger conference to be streamed live in its entirety.
US Autism & Asperger Association offers an Educational Training program. The curriculum is uniquely tailored to schools (similar to the USCAP program, but directed more towards the needs for K-12. Learn More.
US Autism & Asperger Association offers a Speaker's Bureau that consist of many of our conference speakers that are available to present at your events or workshops. Learn more.
Discussed is this section are ways to develop a parent-practitioner team approach. Some of the topics included are: Monitoring and charting your child's development or your own if your are an adult with ASD; How to choose a physician; Respecting your doctor and earning your doctor's respect; Ten steps to effective listening; Interviewing and negotiating with your health care practitioner. Learn more.
Get involved and become a corporate partner. Learn about our programs and projects where you can make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by ASD. Learn more.
US Autism & Asperger Association has partnered with many organizations, one of them being MyAutismTeam.
MyAutismTeam is the social network for parents of children with autism. Here you can share daily experiences & questions, and find recommendations of local autism specialists (from doctors and OTs, to barbers and dentists). Learn more.
US Autism & Asperger Association started the first Sibling Panel Discussion at the 2006 USAAA World Conference in Park City, Utah. Since then, USAAA has hosted a Sibling Panel at each annual conference. USAAA is dedicated to helping siblings of individuals with ASD with information that can be helpful to them from networking with other siblings and hearing their stories and challenges. Learn More.
How You Can Help
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions. Our mission: to Provide the Opportunity for everyone with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects. Support from donors and members provide resources to make this possible. One hundred percent of all donations to USAAA go directly to providing support for our programs and initiatives. No administrative costs are funded by donations. Learn more.