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Autism McLean is here to serve as a voice for our children and adults with autism, to help create a system that will not only help support those that need to be supported, but to bring enough awareness of and about autism that our children will find acceptance and hope that with that they will find a meaningful place within our community.

We are an avenue...YOU are what makes this organization what it is!

All event contributions stay local and helps us support the families in McLean County and surrounding communities whose families have been touched by this disorder.

Contributions into the general fund allow us to:

  • Provide up-to-date resources to families and professionals
  • Host conferences on teaching and caring for individuals with autism
  • Provide a week-long day camp for children with autism (and a separate day camp for siblings) in collaboration with Easter Seals
  • Provide stipends to individuals with autism to help them be actively engaged in the community
  • Provide educational grants program to enhance support in schools
  • Provide recreational and educational events for children with autism
  • Provide support meetings and activities for families

Contributions into the adult fund allow us to:

  • Up-to-date autism resources
  • Create increased awareness of autism in the local community, organizations, and businesses Diversity’s Missing Piece trainings and seminars to share actionable models for employing people with autism
  • Provide stipends to individuals with autism to help them be actively engaged in the community
  • Provide educational grants program to enhance support in schools
  • Provide access to recreational events for people with autism
  • Provide support meetings and activities for families and individuals with autism
  • Provide activities in partnership with organizations who align with our mission

"By the choices and acts of our lives, we create the person that we are and the faces that we wear. By the choices and acts of our lives we give to the world wherein our lives are lived, hoping that our neighbors will find our contributions to be of worth, and hoping that the world will be a little more gracious for our time in it."  -Kenneth Patton