Giving A Voice To The Voiceless

We Promote Education, Autism Awareness and Support for Families Living with Autism.

1 in 54: CDC Estimated Autism Prevalance in 2020

The CDC estimate on autism prevalence increased by nearly 10 percent, to 1 in 54 children in the U.S. View the biennial update of autism prevalence among the nation’s children, based on an analysis of medical and/or school records of 8-year-olds from 11 monitoring sites across the United States..

Happy 18th Birthday Kyler!

 September 8, 2019   12:00pm to 4:00pm

Allen County Fairgrounds

Join us for the 6th annual Relay4Autism Fort Wayne! Plus, we are bringing back the walk with a twist! Relay4Autism Fort Wayne will have an even larger Resource Fair with vendors ready to talk with you about their local autism services and resources. While learning about autism, individuals and families affected by autism can have fun with tons of entertainment: carnival games, balloon artist, face painters, music, sports area, motorized train, model trains, craft area, food trucks, sensory area, sensory calming area, emergency vehicles, and lots more! Something for everyone!

We believe everyone deserves a voice.

For 50 years, Prentke Romich Company has been leading the way in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Since our founding in 1966, PRC has paved the way in the development of speech-generating devices (SGDs) and continues to innovate in the field of augmentative and alternative communication.

We are also a pioneer in the field of language and vocabulary development, giving children and adults with communication challenges the ability to participate in life.

For more information, please contact Connie McCafferty at 330-740-8229 or

Why does autism research need your DNA?

Your DNA may spark answers! We want to speed up research and advance the understanding of autism. It’s simple. It’s free.

AWS Foundation Special Abilities Day

On March 19, Special Abilities Day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building will be closed to the general public on this day. In order to best serve the needs of our visitors that day, we will make the following modifications to our exhibits and programming:

  • Lower ambient sound levels
  • Increased light in areas that are usually dark
  • Access to listening devices
  • Less crowded environment
  • Extra staff on hand
  • Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation
  • Access to a private changing table
  • Access to a quiet room

Can’t make it on Tuesday? You’ll still have plenty of other chances this year to visit Science Central on Special Abilities Day:

  • Tuesday, April 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
  • Sunday, June 23: 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
  • Saturday, Nov. 9: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

Click Here to Register

  • 2018 Autism Rates (1 in 59) 1.69% 1.69%

About 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Source – Center for Disease Control

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ALONE there is little we can do about autism.

TOGETHER we will be unstoppable.

10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  1. ASD affects about 1 in 68 children in the United States, with more children identified than ever before.I know the signs of healthy child development.
  2. ASD is about 4 times more likely in boys than girls.
  3. ASD affects children of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
  4. ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that every child with ASD has different skills, challenges, and needs.
  5. While do not know all of the causes of ASD, we have learned that there are likely many contributing factors, including genes, early brain development, and the environment.
  6. ASD can be reliably diagnosed by age 2, but children may be diagnosed at earlier ages.
  7. Early identification of ASD helps children get the services they need.
  8. There is no “cure” for ASD, but there are several interventions that can help children learn important skills that improve everyday life.
  9. Typically, the earlier children are diagnosed and receive services, the better their outcomes are.
  10. Children with ASD can learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond. Like every child, with the help of their families, providers, doctors, specialists, and communities, kids with ASD can thrive.

To learn more about ASD and other developmental disabilities, visit Learn the Signs. Act Early, Autism Now, or NICHCY.

We’d like to thank Sweetwater for their continued support!