Mission Statement

It is the mission of Autism Directory Service to assist families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Hudson Valley by:

  • Educating the public about the neurological disability known as Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Supporting educational programs for individuals with ASD
  • Sponsoring educational conferences
  • Providing resources for training of teaching staffs and therapists
  • Supporting social and recreational programs for individuals on the spectrum
  • Providing local school districts with supplies for those affected by ASD
  • Providing parents & caregivers with grants to defray the costs associated with: workshops/conferences/social skills groups/camps/recreational activities/academic programs and more …

We achieve these goals through the granting of awards to INDIVIDUALS such as:

  • Individuals on the spectrum
  • Professionals (for continuing education and development)

We achieve these goals through the granting of awards to ORGANIZATIONS such as:

  • Supplies for Rockland ARC’s Prime Time for Kids School
  • Social Skills Baseball Clinics at Frozen Ropes
  • Social skills groups and Social Skills Counseling Groups
  • Teachers and Parents for workshops and trainings
  • Children to defray the prohibitively high costs of a variety of activities including, but not limited to, Swimming, horseback riding, karate lessons, music therapy and social group participation
  • Challenger Sports Leagues
  • Center for Spectrum Disorders - after-school recreational programs
  • The Anderson School recreational programs
  • Easter Seals educational programs
  • Dutchess County BOCES PEACCE Program