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Family Support

Autism Society of Southern Illinois promotes individual choices and self-determination for those living with autism by providing supportive programs designed to help maximize opportunities and quality of life.



Autism Swim Lessons

Drowning is the #1 cause of death for autism.  Mostly due from wandering accidental drowning.  We are providing lessons with partners around Southern Illinois at no cost.

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Equine Therapy

Children with autism  benefit from equine therapy due to the motor, emotional, and sensory sensations that come with riding a horse.   We have partnered with Giant City Stables and offer a limited number of scholarships for our families. 

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Family Fun Days

We offer family fun days through out the year.  These are fun days that allow us to be with other autism families and have some fun and meet other families in our area.

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Law Enforcement Training

We provide free training to law enforcement and 1st responders on helpful ways to respond to a person with autism and provide helpful communication tools to assist them.

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Sensitive Santa

We provide a sensory friendly environment that allows children to meet Santa one on one and to take their time and capture a photo for the parents.

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Professional Development

We offer professional development in Southern Illinois.  The goal of this training is to provide basic information about a variety of positive behavior supports that can be used to teach key skills to students with autism. This training provides participants with information and tools to help parents and professionals view challenging behavior through a different lens.

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