ASIE provides many valuable services and resources for the local community regardless of membership status. As an all-volunteer organization, we are grateful for our volunteers and supporters who make these services possible:


Distributed twice a month to over 950 families and professionals with the latest in autism news and events in the Inland Empire.

Information and Referral

Free service by email or phone. Contact or (909) 204-4142 x339.

Parent-to-Parent Support

Talk to a parent who has experience in advocating, educating and living with ASD. (951) 220-6922 or Spanish (951) 888-6669
Inland Empire Resource Guide.
Updated each year, this resource provides families and professionals with over 800 resources and 200 pages in this FREE downloadable pdf file! This is the most comprehensive guide to all autism-related programs and services in the Inland Empire. More than 75 topic areas, including Education, Advocacy, Therapies, Recreational Opportunities, Medical/Dental, and Colleges are covered.

Teen & Young Adult Group in Murrieta (recommended ages 14-24 years)

Meets at least twice a month for a fun event. Occasionally have lectures on topics that pertain to adults and adolescents on the spectrum. Contact Kelly Londenberg at (951) 678-8666 or

Social Recreation Programs

In a state-wide survey done in March 2009, the Autism Society of California found that 53% of parents reported that their child had no friends. The lack of social skills was the number one concern of parents of children of all ages here in California. It’s a simple idea – people make friends with others with the same or similar interest. We are working hard to give our children, teens and adults a chance to socialize in a safe place with others that have the same interest. Thanks in part to a grant from The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, we are proud to offer these classes. Visit our Social Recreation page for a full listing of events.

Enforcement Awareness Initiative for 2011

We are proud to partner with the KVCR Autism Initiative to develop awareness material for the wonderful men and women who serve our communities in Law Enforcement.

Inland Empire Autism Transition Collaborative

Founded by the Autism Society, this group is composed of representatives from school districts, SELPAs, Universities, other governmental agencies, businesses, parents and individuals on the autism spectrum who are dedicated to finding employment and higher education options for adults and teens with disabilities.

Social Events

Our families have enjoyed a day at a ranch, train rides on the Polar Express, camping and a day at the ballpark. These outings provide families with a safe environment that they can expose their child to a new experience. Look for more fun events coming in 2011!


We offer low-cost workshops on a variety of topics important to our autism community. Visit our workshop page for a current listing.

Local, State and National Advocacy

Though our work with the Alliance of California Autism Organizations (ACAO),the Inland Empire Autism Regional Taskforce, efforts through our National office and our relationships with local leaders, we continue to work for a brighter future for all of our families.

The World of Dating and Intimate Relationships Classes

This is an introductory series intended for adults with mild autism.  The informational series, “The World of Dating and Intimate Relationships” will begin Thurs, July 24, 2014 from 6-7pm in Corona.  Classes will be held every Thursday for 9 weeks at this time and location.

This series of classes are designed to allow participants to explore their attitudes and values regarding healthy sexual relationship development.   Participants of the series will be introduced to important concepts such as the link between dating and friendships, social communication skills involved in dating, abusive and illegal behaviors and factors to consider when using social media.

Class is taught by an Education Specialist.  Cost of the class is $5 per class – $45 total.  Scholarships are available.  Class size is limited.  No parents are allowed.  Please register only if you can make all 9 classes.  Register here

6th Annual Camping Trip

Fri, Aug 22- Sun, Aug 24th.  Games, hay rides, horseshoes, campfires, swimming and s’mores! Fishing is available for a small fee. Don’t forget your tent, camping gear, swimsuit, drinks and snacks to share with the group. Meals will be provided. 
Admission is $7 per person per night. You can pay the front desk as you arrive. 
Tucalota Springs Campground. For more info or to RSVP>>>

Many Thanks to our Walk for Autism 2014 Sponsors!

We wanted to take a moment to thank our sponsors for this year’s Walk for Autism.

Molina Healthcare LogoMolina Healthcare was first to answer our call for sponsorship, and did so at the Presenting level, with a donation of $1,500!


People's Care Autism Services LogoPeople’s Care Autism Services responded to our call as well and sponsored our walk at the Partner level, with a donation of $1,000!


A Change in Trajectory (ACT) LogoA Change in Trajectory (ACT) also reached out to us with an offer to sponsor Walk for Autism 2014. They agreed to sponsor at the Advocate level, donating $500!


Hope, Inc. and Behavior Frontiers sponsored the Walk for Autism at the Friend level, each donating $250!

Hope, Inc. LogoBehavior Frontiers Logo




You Are Invited to A VIP Reception for Artist Thaddeus Jameson

possibilitiesOn April 4th the ASIE, KVCR TV / PBS, and Re-View Art are partnering to demonstrate the talents of some amazing people who live with autism. Enjoy their art, learn about this major problem facing the U.S., and hear some heart warming stories from families about their amazing children who live with autism. And, help us raise money for an art program for autistic children.

Art, Music, Food & Wine!
Auction of Dinners, Spa Treatments, and Wonderful Decorator Items
Auction of Original Fine Art by Noted Artists Thomas Wyman Painting
Purchase the Art of Thaddeus Jameson
Special Items for the Children in your life

VIP Reception Open to the Public
Friday, April 4 from 4 to 7 PM
Re-View Art Gallery
The Art Place
41-801 Corporate Way, Suite 13
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-904-4126

Join Us for the 2014 Walk for Autism

The Autism Society Inland Empire is hosting its 2nd Annual Walk for Autism
SAT, APRIL 19, 2014 – 9AM TO NOON at 


4800 Crestmore Rd, Riverside 92509


We would like to invite everyone out to support ASIE and the families affected by autism. 100% of the proceeds will stay right here in the Inland Empire.

Cost for Walkers – $15 for adults; children 4-17 $10; children 3 and under – free. Free for individuals with autism! Rancho Jurupa Park charges a parking fee of $8 a car to be paid at the entrance.

Registration includes:
• Admission into the event
• “Autism Touches Us All” bandana (while supplies last)
• Free downloadable pictures and a 25-20 second video clip showing you crossing the finish line.
• Exhibitors include local Autism Programs – come see what resources are available for you and your family! Activities or games at every booth!
• Organized games and activities throughout the morning.

Raise Pledge Money and get a chance to win prizes!

Click here for more info or to register!  Click here for flyer –  AUTISM WALK 2014

Thank You to Disability Rights Legal Center

Thank you to Attorney Andrea Smith and Disability Rights Legal Center for presenting on “The School to Prison Pipeline.”  Schools expel students with disabilities three times more than students without disabilities, often in direct violation of the law.  Many schools in the Inland Empire have among the worst expulsion/suspension rates in the state of California.  This seminar provided information on the legal rights of students with disabilities as well what parents can do to protect their children if faced with an expulsion or suspension. Click here for power point –  School to Prison Pipeline power point for IE Autism

Final Bill File Report:

Governor Brown finished signing and vetoing 2013 bills.  Some of the legislation that impacted our community is listed below. For full information on any bill, go to

Abuse and Other Crimes

AB 477 (Chau) would have required notaries to report financial abuse of people with disabilities and elders.  Governor’s action: Vetoed.The governor said notaries have very limited interaction that would let them be aware of abuse.

AB 602 (Yamada) requires state and local law enforcement agencies that cover developmental centers and state hospitals to providing special training for their officers.  Governor’s action: Signed.

AB 620 (Buchanan) requires residential facilities and day programs to develop plans to notify relatives and law enforcement when people with disabilities or elders go missing. Governor’s action: Signed.

AB 971 (Garcia) provides criminal background information on drivers to para-transit agencies. Governor’s action: Signed.

SB 651 (Pavley) requires sexual assault victims in developmental centers and state hospitals to receive forensic examinations in facilities away from the DCs and hospitals.  Governor’s action: Signed.

Attorney Fees

SB 156 (Beall) would have prevented a guardian or conservator from collecting “fees on fees” when the guardian or conservator loses a fee petition challenge. Specifically, this bill provided that a guardian or conservator may not be compensated from the ward’s or conservatee’s estate for any costs or fees, including attorney’s fees, that the guardian or conservator incurred in defending the compensation in the petition, if the court reduced or denied it.  Governor’s action: Vetoed. The governor said he can’t sign the bill without qualifying criteria.

Care Facilities

AB 581 (Ammiano) prohibits care facilities from retaliating in any way against consumers, residents, or staff for reporting problems to the state or to the local long-term care ombudsman.  Governor’s action: Signed.

AB 753 (Lowenthal) requires the state to contract with local nonprofit caregiver resource centers to provide direct services to caregivers of cognitively impaired adults.  Support. Governor’s action: Signed.

Diversity and Equity

AB 1232 (Manuel Perez) requires that Department of Developmental Services’ quality assessment instrument be designed by agencies experienced with linguistic and cultural competency.  Governor’s action: Signed.

SB 208 (Lara) requires a regional center’s request for proposals for consumer supports and services to include a section on equity and diversity.  Governor’s action: Signed.

SB 367 (Block) requires that regional center board training and support cover linguistic and cultural competency issues.  Governor’s action: Signed.

SB 555 (Correa) requires regional centers to communicate with families in their native languages during the IFSP process.  Governor’s action: Signed.


AB 595 (Gomez) This bill requires a community college district to grant priority registration for enrollment to students in the Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program and to disabled students who are determined to be eligible for disabled student programs and services.  Governor’s action: Signed.

SB 330 (Padilla) expands school health education to include education about mental health. Our position: Support. Governor’s action: Signed.

Emergency Services

AB 918 (Cooley) requires the state to develop best practices for government and private agencies to evacuate people with disabilities in emergencies. Governor’s action: Signed.


AB 1041 (Chesbro) required planning teams to consider the state Employment First policy when developing individual program plans.  Governor’s action: Signed.

Health Care

AB 776 (Yamada) includes independent living centers and area agencies on ageing in the list of Medi-Cal stakeholders that the state must consult.  Governor’s action: Signed.

AB 1217 (Lowenthal) requires regulation of private home care organizations and registration of home care aides.  Governor’s action: Signed.

AB 1232 (Manuel Perez) would have notified regional centers that appropriate services including dentistry may be provided through telehealth and asked regional centers to offer telehealth training for consumer’s parents.  Governor’s action: Vetoed. The governor said that “everything required by this bill either can be done, or is already being done.”

AB x1 1 (John Perez) expands Medi-Cal eligibility with federal funds provided by the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).   Governor’s action: Signed.

SBx1 1 (Hernandez) expands Medi-Cal eligibility with federal funds provided by the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).   Governor’s action: Signed.

Mental Health

AB 402 (Ammiano) requires short-term disability insurance to cover disabilities covered by severe mental illnesses.  Governor’s action: Signed.

R Word

SB 816 (Senate Health Committee) eliminates the last use of the R word in state statutes, replacing it with “intellectual disability.” Governor’s action: Signed.


SB 468 (Emmerson) creates a statewide Self-Determination Program for people with developmental disabilities and makes the program available in every regional center catchment area, contingent on federal funding approval. Governor’s action: Signed.