Ten years ago autism was diagnosed 1 out of 10,000 children and considered a rare disorder. Today, autism is diagnosed 1 out of 166 children–a growing epidemic with no cure. The statistics are staggering. There are 1.5 million people with autism living in the United States today–450,000 of whom are children needing individualized special education programs.
The Autism Education Network's mission is to improve public special education programs and to influence public policy that affects individuals with autism. We use new technology and the Internet to connect and empower people in order to affect change.
We provide free information about special education rights and programs and our outreach efforts include seminars about special education law and conferences regarding best practices in autism treatment and methodologies.
Until we find the cure education is our best hope