Our Mission, Vision, and Values in Action

Autism Society of Ohio is actively working to create a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need when needed. Advocacy and public policy are integral to helping our community live their best lives. Our efforts are aimed at promoting:

• DIGNITY – where the value and self-determination of every individual are protected;

• EQUITY – to ensure that all with Autism achieve the highest possible quality of life;

• INCLUSION – where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions;

• DIVERSITY – where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences;

• INTEGRITY – ensures we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions.

ASO works at the local, state, and federal levels to understand the issues, increase Autism awareness, influence policy, and mobilize advocacy efforts in Ohio.


For information about current national initiatives, please go to


ASO actively participated in establishing the Autism Scholarship program, the Communication Disability database, and adding those with disabilities to the Silver Alert system.

ASO is currently monitoring the following bills:

SB 176 – This bill is seeking to amend the Ohio Revised Code to allow the continuation of child support past the age of 18 for individuals with disabilities.

HB 427 – This bill seeks to phase out subminimum wage for disabled working individuals.

SB 213 – This bill seeks to establish supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship.

Your voice is important​

If you want to express your opinion about any legislative issue, let your voice be heard! 

Want to stay involved, get connected, or volunteer for ASO’s advocacy efforts?

Let us match you with your perfect level of involvement – from receiving updates to speaking out or serving on our Advocacy committee.  We are sure to find a way to get you plugged in!