• DDAWNY is a group of member voluntary agencies providing services throughout eight western New York counties.
    Parents helping parents and professionals enable individuals with disabilities to reach their own potential.
    This website serves as a resource to the members of the Autism Society Western New York Chapter as well as for those who would like to learn about or get involved with the chapter. nThe Autism Society Western New York Chapter includes professionals and parents of children with Autism, PDD, and Asperger Syndrome. The Chapter holds informational meetings and workshops.
    Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.