Providing Autism Support in Pennsylvania
We envision a community where people with autism achieve their maximum potential as they live, learn, and work.
We provide a lifeline to support families and individuals affected by autism. We give hope and information to families and professionals by connecting them with each other, and to the resources that enable them to navigate their unique challenges.
ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA was founded in 1996 by a group of parents of autistic children. Our mission is to help those with autism achieve their maximum social, educational, and vocational potential.
In 1996, we received nonprofit 501(c)(3) status as a charity in the state of Pennsylvania. Since that time we have served tens of thousands of Pennsylvania families confronted with the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as the professionals who work with them.
ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is staffed by parents of children with autism and related disorders. The Board of Directors continues to be comprised primarily of parents of children with ASD, and is assisted through the volunteer support and guidance of a Professional Advisory Council, consisting of physicians, therapists, educators, and other individuals with strong connections to the autism community.
Our ability to serve Pennsylvania’s autism community is based solely upon support from donations, fundraisers, conferences, sponsorships, grants, organizational membership, and designated employee contributions through the United Way (#9817).