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Autism Society of America

Improving the lives of all affected by autism

three stars

86.32

4340 East West Highway Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (800) 328-8476   Web Site
EIN: 52-1020149

Board Leadership
Joseph Joyce
Chair

CEO
Christopher Banks
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.32 three stars
  Financial 80.90 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. ASA exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. Through its strong chapter network, ASA has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act, the first federal autism-specific law.

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. ASA exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. Through its strong chapter network, ASA has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act, the first federal autism-specific law.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of Facebook followers
605,179
Number of clients served
650,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Autism Society of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Autism Society of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Autism Society of America (MD) 86.32 three stars
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Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (AZ) 92.20 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,584,745
   Federated Campaigns $83,896
   Membership Dues $43,585
   Fundraising Events $251,254
   Related Organizations $413,255
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,376,735
   Program Service Revenue $225,502
Total Primary Revenue $2,602,237
   Other Revenue $383,865
TOTAL REVENUE $2,986,102
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,234,254
   Administrative Expenses $138,327
   Fundraising Expenses $447,848
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,820,429
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $165,673
   
Net Assets $634,860

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
National Contact Center $1,117,127 50.0%
Public Education $737,304 33.0%
Advocacy $379,823 17.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.32 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.20 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 75.84 two stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 77.75 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.33 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.82 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 77.51 two stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 79.14 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.42 two stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 85.49 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.21 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.28 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 84.57 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.14 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.67 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.07 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 84.92 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 87.81 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1020149
Name in IRS Master File AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(349) Other youth organization or activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Ruling Date June, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$213,531 7.57% Scott Badesch President, CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Autism Society of America
4340 East West Highway
Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: (800) 328-8476
EIN: 52-1020149

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Board Leadership

Joseph Joyce
Chair

CEO

Christopher Banks
President, CEO

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