About Us

Autism Support of Central Illinois (ASCI)

ASCI began from the roots of a parent support group founded in 2002.  In January of 2004, the non profit organization was incorporated as the Central Illinois Chapter of the Autism Society of America.  In 2018, the board unanimously voted to disenfranchise from Autism Society of America changing it’s name to Autism Support of Central Illinois and retaining it’s original Federal ID number and charitable status.  We continue to meet the diverse needs of the autism community throughout central Illinois.

Mission Statement:

ASCI is a 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2002 for the purpose of improving the lives of those affected by autism in central Illinois by providing access to resources, support, educational opportunities, and recreational/social activities for families.

Strategic Goals for 2019-2020 identified through Visioning and Strategic Planning that occurred in summer 2018:

#1. To Collaborate with other Organizations and Businesses in Illinois to Bring Awareness, Educate and Create Opportunities for Kids and Families;

#2.  To Continue to Provide a Fun and Inclusive Environment for our Kids and their Families; 

#3. To Become Well Established with Impactful Community Partners;

#4. To Begin Providing Educational Opportunities for Our Community to Foster Awareness, Understanding and Inclusion;

#5. To Expend Dollars Responsibly to Families, Individuals and Caregivers in our Service Area (approx. 60 mile radius of Springfield, IL).

Autism Support of Central Illinois