Our BIG DREAM is quality of life, for life, for every individual in Oklahoma who has autism.

AutismOklahoma had grassroots beginnings in 2002 when families began meeting together to help problem solve family challenges.

We create opportunities and engage families to help their own family and a few more. Our programs are FREE or NEARLY FREE and are funded by donations. 95 cents of every dollar donated is used to fund programs in Oklahoma.

AutismOklahoma is a non-profit organization that believes that every person with autism is unique and important. Our organization helps individuals with autism reach their full potential, helps families thrive, and help communities understand and embrace differences.

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Investing together to grow, learn and serve the families of Oklahoma impacted by autism.

Through a value-centered approach, we create opportunities for families, children, teens and adults to have more happiness, joy and a higher quality of life, for life.


We design an evolving portfolio of opportunities, programs and events that:

  • Provide ways for families to connect and thrive
  • Create unique experiences for children, teens and adults with autism to discover and develop their talents, and
  • Engage with communities throughout the state to understand and embrace differences


With 1 in 36 are diagnosed with autism, the needs are vast and increasing every year.

Meaningful connections with others and quality of life are the goals for all individuals with autism.

AutismOklahoma was founded by parents in Oklahoma to improve quality of life and create opportunities for our loved ones with autism. We strive to encourage parents, providers and the community to think about how they might also create a unique opportunity for someone with autism. That’s our secret for Quality of life, for life! 


AutismOklahoma is not a part of a national organization.

But we partner with other entities and experts to increase our portfolio of opportunities.  We are predominantly funded by private donations.  All of our programs are free or nearly free to 4,500 participants and their famlies each year so that everyone can be a part.


  1. We believe every person with autism has something to offer our community. 
  2. With creative interest-based connections, individuals with autism are able to contribute and reach their potentials. 
  3. We encourage and invest with parents (and partners) to develop innovative ideas that have a big impact on their own child and few others. 
  4. All of our programs are grounded in kindness and provide a safe place to share experiences, challenges, and dreams.
  5. We seize opportunities to reach the community and state with a positive autism message.   



  • Help individuals to discover and recognize their talents
  • Individuals will be encouraged to expand their personal engagement path
  • Individuals will be engaged and empowered for personal growth


  • Families are proud, show pride for their family members
  • Families are optimistic about their future
  • Families show confidence in problem solving
  • Families show peace of mind
  • Families try new things
  • Families have hope


  • Help communities understand, embrace differences, and become part of the solution

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