The US Autism Association

is creating educational content about autism and the autism community

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1: YouTube Early Access + Exclusives!

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Our Tier 1 Patrons will gain at least 24 hours of Early Access to all YouTube uploads (and often even earlier access than that!). Tier 1 Patrons also gain access to Exclusive, Patreon-Only Content!

Thank you so much for directly supporting our mission of autism education for everyone!
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2: PLUS Invitation to our Live Webinars!

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Our Tier 2 Patrons will be invited to participate in Live Webinars with our amazing speakers!  

We plan to record educational webinars about every 4-8 weeks (we will keep you posted on the schedule), which we will usually post later on Youtube - AFTER giving Early Access to our Patrons of course! However, our Patrons at Tier 2 or higher will be invited to participate live, contributing comments and questions for our amazing speakers, and therefore becoming part of the video that will eventually go onto Youtube!  

Thank you so much for directly supporting our mission of autism education for everyone!
  • Early Access to Youtube Content
  • Invitation to Live Webinars!

3: PLUS Recognition + FREE Exclusive Mug

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Our Tier 3 Patrons will be publicly recognized in our YouTube videos! At the end of our Youtube videos, we will display onscreen the names of all our Tier 3 Patrons (at the time of publishing the video) to permanently, publicly thank them for their support (because you deserve the recognition!). 

ADDITIONALLY, our Tier 3 Patrons will gain Early Access to our Podcast episodes! You will be able to listen to podcasts at least 1 day before they are published to other podcast platforms (and often even earlier than that).

Thank you so much for directly supporting our mission of autism education for everyone!
  • Recognition in YouTube Videos
  • Invitation to Live Webinars!
  • Early Access to Youtube Content
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About The US Autism Association

Autism is probably present in your life.

I know, that's a bold statement.

But according to the CDC, 1 in 54 people is on the autism spectrum.

That means that, most likely, autism is present in your family, your friend group, your school, your house of worship, your neighborhood, your coworkers, your students, your patients, your clients, maybe even yourself .... and if no one in your circle is on the spectrum, you will probably meet someone soon who is!

This is why the work of teaching everyone about autism is so important. It's time to create a world in which this misunderstood population can come out of the shadows of stigmatization. Each person on the autism spectrum should be appreciated for who they are: one of many vibrant, valuable threads woven into the beautiful, complex tapestry of neuro-diversity that is humanity.

That is why we are here.

US Autism Association is a d/b/a of Different Minded Renaissance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses, among other things, on creating, curating, and distributing engaging educational materials about autism and the autism community. Over the past 25 years, esteemed teams of doctors, educators, and leaders in autism research (some of whom are on the autism spectrum) have contributed a wealth of invaluable materials, through our resources or the resources of our predecessor corporation. Before COVID-19 changed the world, our predecessor organization <wbr></wbr>specialized in offering educational conferences across the United States, where members of the autism community could meet each other, form connections and friendships, and listen to presentations from experts, making the most current information on a wide range of autism-related topics accessible to audience members. These days, as we recover from the pandemic and carry the torch forward, we do not want to stop sharing our materials and helping people understand their children, friends, students, patients, and themselves. 

As we shift our focus toward making more of our materials available online, we have decided to start a Patreon account. We want to make our resources available in as many places as possible; we will be able to share certain ones for free, just like we do on our Youtube channel! However, as a non-profit, we recognize our own need for funding, so that we can rely less on volunteers, who can only commit limited time and energy to our vital mission. Therefore, we are excited to offer early access and exclusive perks, including interviews, special invitations, panel discussions, and other surprise materials, to Patrons who are willing to support our mission through different levels of monthly contributions.

We are dedicated to relying on support from the general public, and not becoming excessively dependent on large business donors for our funding. This way, rather than being beholden to corporate donors, we are only beholden to science, truth, and our mission. With your financial support, we can remain focused on bringing forth educational materials that destigmatize autism to the world.

We look forward to our time here on Patreon.

Let's get to work.

For information about us and regarding the history of our organization, please visit

Becoming a US Autism Association Patreon Patron is not tax deductible.

Our content is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional advice. The views represented in our content are those of the speakers only, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Autism Association.
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