5K / 1K Fun Run
April 2023 Newsletter
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August 2023 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
Golf Tournament
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Information & Referral
January 2023 Newsletter
January 2024 Newsletter
June 2023 Newsletter
Just Like You Autism
Lending Library
March 2023 Newsletter
May 2023 Newsletter
Mission / Vision
National Autism Acceptance Month
Newly Diagnosed
November 2023 Newletter
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Saturday Seminars
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Sensory Friendly Films
September 2023 Newsletter
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What We Do
What is Autism?



If you are looking for others who are traveling the same path as you, or for an opportunity to change the lives of others by sharing your time and talent, or if you are just looking for a place to learn more about autism ... you've found it! Please consider this website your personal key to unlocking the door to the challenging, but rewarding world of autism. We encourage you to sign up for our e-newsletter, volunteer, attend our fundraising events, and LIKE our Facebook page

Autism Society-The Heartland (ASH) is the state affiliate of Autism Society of America for Kansas and Missouri. At ASH we are focusing on the whole person and the family. We are creating opportunities for training, self-advocacy, and support. In 2022 we plan to add more to our services for all ages and abilities. We will continue our A.W.A.R.E. activities, the "Just Like You-Autism" Film promotion, and Support Groups, as well as continuing to collaborate with area service providers.

Autism Society - The Heartland is a professional organization that uses person-first language throughout this website, and in all professional correspondence and advertising. However, Autism Society - The Heartland also recognizes many individuals prefer identity-first language and will always defer to an individual’s preference when requested in personal correspondence.

Honors Received:

Autism Society-The Heartland received the 2015 Affiliate of the Year Award from the National Autism Society.

Autism Society-The Heartland received a 2015 Regional Midwest EMMY Award for the "Just Like You Autism" Film.


Autism Society - The Heartland is an Affiliate of Autism Society of America.  Our official territory includes the 24 counties of Greater Kansas City shown in the map below.


Autism Society - The Heartland is the only Autism Society of America affiliate in Kansas or Missouri.  As such, we aim to provide to support to anyone in these two states looking for resources.  Please understand that we necessarily focus our efforts on the greater Kansas City area.


The Autism Society-The Heartland (ASH) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are fully funded by private donations, matching gift donations, and donations from events in the community. We do not receive State funding from Kansas or Missouri. Your donation is tax deductible. Please think of ASH when you are planning for the future or when you are looking for an organization to support in your community.