Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area (SFASA) is a grassroots, volunteer-run nonprofit organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals striving to build a stronger, more connected and influential Bay Area autism community. We began in 1967 and cover the six major San Francisco Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. We are an affiliate of the Autism Society of America.
In 2014, SFASA reinvented itself to focus on improved community outreach and on issues related to addressing the dire need to expand the limited lifespan care options for the dramatically increasing numbers of adults with autism. Rather than serving as a direct service provider to people with autism, we act as a hub for the broader autism community. Our activities include:
Information: A popular website, robust resources lists, information & referral, newsletters, blogs, publications, and social media.
Networking and Education: Annual adult autism conference and various events, with an eye toward strengthening connections and knowledge within communities.
Advocacy: Fearless advocacy and outreach to the public and policymakers; acting as an authoritative voice on autism in the media and public fora.
Our website includes information on adult housing options and a community events calendar.