Research, public policy, education and strategic initiatives comprise the work of the systems advocacy team.

The Autism Society Inland Empire  also works for systems reform and policies that address the long-term success and well-being of all children.

The work we do daily on individual cases informs and directs the research, policy and education initiatives that we believe can lead to community-wide change.

We work in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders providing expertise, leadership and support around critical issues 

Better Employment Outcomes

The unemployment rate for adults with autism in the Inland Empire is 98% – California is failing this generation of adults with autism.  

First Responders & Safety

“First Responders” are those public safety officials – such as police officers, firefighters or EMTs – who respond to emergency situations.

ASIE has partnered with the KVCR Autism Intitiative to provide awareness training for First Responders in the Inland Empire.

Augmentative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a term to use all forms of communication, other than oral speech, that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. This could range from using gestures, body language, sign language, to the use of tools or equipment in addition to the user’s body such as paper and pencil, communication books or boards, to devices that produce voice output.