New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

Autism Parenting Magazine recently announced a partnership with the American Autism Association.

New Partnership Formed to Better Assist Autism Community

The American Autism Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with autistic children, and increasing awareness of the varied difficulties individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face.

Their mission is to help families through their journey as they raise a child with autism. Their organization offers information, support for families, and free of cost recreational programs or workshops for families.  In addition, their goal is not only to raise autism awareness but to spread autism acceptance.

Eliane Abou-Assi, Executive Director of the American Autism Association said of the partnership:

“It is so exciting for the American Autism Association to partner with an organization that is as equally committed to helping autistic families and individuals around the world.

Time after time, we find a lack of accessible quality information for those in the autism community, however, Autism Parenting Magazine breaks down those boundaries by providing dedicated resources and solutions for individuals and families impacted by autism.

They were a clear choice of partner for us, and we’re proud to be associated with them. Together, we hope to reach more families and individuals inside and outside of the autism community by educating, integrating, and advocating!”

Mark Blakey, the founder of Autism Parenting Magazine, said of the deal: “We’re delighted to become a champion sponsor of the American Autism Association. Our values are very much aligned and we share a common mission in helping families raise autistic children. This partnership will benefit our readers by providing access to the full spectrum of services offered by the American Autism Association, including financial assistance and free recreational programs and workshops. Our number one goal is always to provide autistic families with tangible working solutions that make their lives easier, and we’re proud to be associated with an organization who shares that goal. We look forward to a long and successful partnership and are excited about the prospect of collaborating on future promotional opportunities that provide help to even more families.”

This article was featured in Issue 51 – School: Preparing Your Child for Transition

Amy KD Tobik

Amy KD Tobik, A former Editor-in-Chief of Autism Parenting Magazine, an award-winning monthly international publication. She coordinates and manages an extensive group of doctors, autism specialists, and writers to create the most up-to-date news and professional guidance for families affected by autism. Magazine readers are from 30 countries, with the majority coming from the US and other English-speaking countries. A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Amy's experience includes more than 30 years writing/editing newspapers, monthly magazines, technical documents/manuals, books, and websites. She and her husband have two adult daughters and live in the Carolinas. Website: Facebook: