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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

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 

Saturday, July 25, 10am-1pm
Parents Helping Parents, Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
1400 Parkmoore Avenue
San Jose, CA 
RSVP here

Saturday, August 1, 11am-1pm
Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter
1540 West Park Avenue
Ocean, NJ
RSVP here

Saturday, August 29, 10am-12pm
Safety Village Cobb County
1220 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, GA
RSVP here

Tuesday, September 1
Orange County, CA
More info to follow

Wednesday, October 28
Dallas, TX
More info to follow

Thursday, November 5
Miami, FL
More info to follow

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.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 6-8:30pm
Frith Fine Arts Center
Averett University
150 Mountain View Ave
Danville, VA
RSVP here

Thursday, August 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Junior League of Arlington 
Center for Community Service
4002 W Pioneer Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76013 
RSVP here

Tuesday, September 1
Charlotte, NC 
More info to follow 

Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-8:30pm
MassMutual Financial Group Arizona
11001 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85029
RSVP here

Thursday, November 5
Farmingdale, NY
More info to follow

Adult Services Town Halls in Your Community

Saturday, August 8, 10:30am-1:15pm
Mad Cow Theatre
Church Street Market
54 W Church Street
Orlando, FL
RSVP here

Thursday, September 10
Broward, FL
More info to follow 

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!

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