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News From NAA

Autism Prevalence Has Increased to 1 in 59 Children

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its newest report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an ongoing surveillance system that provides estimates on the prevalence of autism.

Promoting Safety and Wellbeing

Our programs provide tangible tools, education, and training to families, schools, and law enforcement agencies in all 50 states.

Unity is Beautiful

We are all pieces of the puzzle…
connected by love.

The You Complete Me bangle from ALEX AND ANI benefits NAA’s programs. Get yours today!

Safety Tools for Schools

NAA’s teacher toolkits have been shipped to over 1500 schools in the U.S.

Vivint Gives Back

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Vivint is giving away free smart home systems to four families affected by autism.

Bringing smart home technology and families together to make a meaningful impact for children with an intellectual disability.

The Day I Thought I Could Fix Autism

A guest blog by Julie Hornok

I was sure that I just hadn’t spent enough time or focus on her. I knew that with enough effort, I could get her to start talking

NAA’s Programs

Give A Voice

NAA’s Give A Voice program provides communication devices to individuals with autism who are non-verbal or minimally verbal.
Learn more.

Big Red Safety Box

Since 2011, NAA’s Big Red Safety Boxes have been shipped to over 40,000 families, helping to prevent dangerous wandering and elopement incidents.
Learn more.

Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkit

Nearly a third of wandering incidents happen from a school setting. Our Big Red Safety Teacher Toolkits ship free to teachers, aides and school administrators.
Learn more.


NAA’s training and educational initiative provides training, webinars, toolkits, one-sheeters and other educational materials at no charge.
Learn more.

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Our Impact

Tangible Tools

In 2017, NAA put life-saving resources into the hands of over 10,000 families across the U.S.


Last year, NAA trained over 1,000 first responders and service professionals.

Helping Schools

In 2017, NAA shipped free safety toolkits to more than 600 schools across the country.


Last year, NAA hosted free educational webinars for more than 2,000 attendees.

How We Help

Thank you so much for your efforts to help keep our child safe. Our family is very grateful.

– Jennifer R.

When life is very stressful like it is for our spectrum family, it was nice to know others understood the problems we face and cared enough to help.

Amber D.

Thank you for all that you do to keep our kids safe and the public educated. What you do makes a profound impact.

– Karen L.

Contact Us

We’re here to help families.

National Autism Association
One Park Avenue, Suite 1
Portsmouth, RI  02871
Toll Free:  877.622.2884
Fax:  401.293.5342