Welcome to Autism Society Ventura County

We are here to help!

1 in 68 children now have Autism according to the CDC. If your child has recently been diagnosed with Autism, or you have been told that your child is exhibiting “autistic-like” behavior, it can be very challenging and stressful figuring out where to start and who to contact. We can help!  Click here to send us a note or give us a call.  The national Autism Society has information for families new to the diagnosis which can be viewed here or look for local resources in our NEW Resource Guide page.


ASVC announces 2017 Scholarship Winner

Autism Scholarship Award Winner

Congratulations to Cody Yoa, winner of the 2017 ASVC $1,000 College Scholarship. Cody is the first person in his family to attend college and is a Junior at California State University Channel Islands.


Awesome in Autism Awards Announced

It is time to CONGRATULATE, VALIDATE, MOTIVATE, and CELEBRATE the amazing individuals who contribute to the success of our community!
Awesome in Autism Awards

We are pround to announce the outstanding individuals and companies in our community who deserve recognition for their impact to the autism community by presenting the winners of our 2017 Autism Society of Ventura County Awesome in Autism awards.
These awards were created to recognize the AWESOME contributions from individuals and organizations who make the lives of our community on the spectrum that much greater.
The awards ceremony on June 7th will be streamed live on our ASVC Facebook page around 7:30 pm and a recording will be posted afterwards on our ASVC YouTube page.


Photos and Times are now available from the 5th Annual Aut2Run 5K/10K!

Thank you to all of our runners, walkers, sponsors, vendors, CSU CI staff and students, and our volunteers that made the 5th Annual Aut2Run on Sunday, April 23, such a wonderful example of joy and inclusion! Also, thank you to our T-Shirt designer, Anna Rose Engelhardt and Polly Santos who designed the adorable Autism Heart on our small blue shopper bags, both are local students with Autism.

100% of the donations received by the Autism Society Ventura County go to education, advocacy, and fun events for local kids and families.

Photos and finisher times are now accessible via Aut2Run.org.


ASVC is now on YouTube!

Meet our 2017 Aut2Run Grand Marshall Cody Yoa and listen to his inspirational and informative speech from World Autism Day at CSU Channel Islands. We’ve also uploaded ASVC board member Samuel Capozzi’s speech too.
We’ll be posting more videos soon so subscribe to our channel today!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ajM1vlUNtVT0ZUz8_x5pw


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Thank you to all of the First Responders, Parents and Caregivers that attended our free 3rd Annual Law Enforcement and Autism Seminar on Friday, September 23rd. If you missed it, use the link on the right to sign up for our events notifications to find out about the next one.



Thank you for participating in Autism Society Ventura County’s first Annual Community Survey! ASVC will use your feedback to determine our top priorities in the years to come.  We had over 100 responses from 21 different cities, so thank you!


Check out the photo gallery from our 2nd annual Summer Pool Party


ASVC Parent Support Group 2016
Join Our Parent Support Group

ASVC is partnering with The New Beginnings Center  in Camarillo for this FREE parent support group run by experienced, licensed therapists.  Meetings are held in Camarillo every other Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm. Call or email for more info.

To sign up or to ask questions, please call:
Grant LaVigna, LMFT at (805) 987-3162 x3.
Free onsite childcare is available by RSVP and is provided by Channel Islands Social Services.


Sesame Street Autism Initiative 2We are very excited about the new Sesame Street Autism initiative and online resources!

Go to their website to view “The Amazing Song,” videos about kids and families and check out their apps.

LEARN MORE

 


Samuel in VC Reporter

Thank you to the VC Reporter for featuring interviews with ASVC Board Members Samuel Capozzi, Jenipher Swanson, Aaron Kitzman and Sharon Francis, and highlighting issues faced by individuals with Autism as they grow up.
We applaud Samuel and Brent for their courage in sharing their experiences and thank themfor their advocacy to help others!

READ THE INTERVIEW


ASVC members are mostly individuals and families who have children with autism. Our membership also includes local service providers, educators and professionals who are interested in furthering the organization’s mission. Our board and the people who invest their time are all volunteers. Our membership is open to any individual, family, or community member. By Joining the Autism Society, individuals within Ventura County automatically become members of ASVC.  Join Now!