Steps for Autism creates a community opportunity for supporting one cause through many hands. Following is a brief description of the organizations you are supporting; each of which is a state registered, federally approved non-profit (501c3).
The mission of the Autism Society of Washington is “Improve the lives of all affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Washington”. The goals of the Spokane Chapter are lifelong community access, family support, public awareness, advocacy and collaboration with other groups. We put our efforts into activities that will help the autism community at large rather than the individual. Our school-age family support group encourages parents to participate in monthly community activities such as Sensory Friendly Movies or water slide parks. Our interest in adults with autism is shown by our support group and collaborating with PACE program of the Community Colleges of Spokane to provide classes for adults on the spectrum.
Formed in 2003, Northwest Autism Center exists to support, facilitate and build accessible and comprehensive, community-based approaches to helping children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. We provide direct treatment and support services to individuals and their families on-site, in-home, at school, and other community settings. Our vision is that each individual with autism spectrum have access to early diagnosis and treatment; best practices in public education and health-care; and the social supports necessary for optimal personal growth and the fullest level of participation with family and community.
The Isaac foundation is a grass-roots 501c3 nonprofit located in Spokane, Washington whose mission is to enhance the lives of its region’s autism community through educational, emotional and financial support programs so that individuals with autism and their families are given the tools needed to be active, secure and engaged members of our community. The ISAAC Foundation currently supports the educational, emotional, and therapeutic needs of thousands of individuals and families in the Inland Northwest.