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Episode 128: Helping Youth and Adults with Autism Build Independent Lives

Wednesday – April 3, 2024


Stacey Hoaglund

Stacey Hoaglund
President of the Board of Directors, Autism Society of Florida


It’s April and in recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, we will talk about the rights autistic people have under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many people who are autistic or are neurodivergent have difficulty with social situations and personal interactions. We will also offer strategies for coping with workplace and community barriers. Our guest for this episode is Stacey Hoaglund, the President of the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Florida.


Audio: Episode 128: Helping Youth and Adults with Autism Build Independent Lives



Featured Organization

Autism Society of Florida
Our Mission
We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. We support people with Autism through advocacy, education, information and referrals, support, and community building. Autistic individuals participate in every level of our governance to ensure we represent a diverse and inclusive group across many intersectionalities.
Our Vision
Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.
Our Values
Dignity, where the value and self-determination of every individual is upheld
Equity, where everyone with Autism achieves the highest possible quality of life
Inclusion, where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment
Diversity, where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences
Integrity, where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is critical to the effectiveness of the ASF. The strategic plan guides the development of our budget each year. The Board of the ASF has approved the 2021-2022 Strategic Plan. If you would like us to share the Plan with you and consider your input, please contact us. Your input is valuable to the future of the organization!