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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines

Autism Society of America

Improving the lives of all affected by autism

87.11

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

Board Leadership
J. Joyce
Chairperson

CEO
Christopher Banks
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.11
  Financial 82.03
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

82.03

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.6%
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) 87.11
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,492,209
   Federated Campaigns $55,915
   Membership Dues $35,425
   Fundraising Events $146,070
   Related Organizations $39,203
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,768,822
   Program Service Revenue $83,259
Total Primary Revenue $2,852,081
   Other Revenue $345,089
TOTAL REVENUE $3,197,170
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,143,033
   Administrative Expenses $167,805
   Fundraising Expenses $273,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,584,437
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $612,733
   
Net Assets $1,248,575

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 $1,264,389 59.0%
Public Education $664,340 31.0%
Advocacy $214,304 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 87.11
2018-12 05/01/2020 86.32
2018-12 03/01/2020 86.20
2017-12 04/01/2019 75.84
2016-12 03/01/2018 77.75
2015-12 05/01/2017 88.33
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.84
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.82
2013-12 03/01/2015 77.51
2012-12 03/01/2014 79.14
2011-12 02/01/2013 77.42
2010-12 09/01/2012 85.49
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.21
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.28
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 84.57
2008-12 07/01/2010 81.14
2007-12 05/01/2009 87.67
2006-12 12/01/2007 85.07
2005-12 12/15/2006 84.92
2004-12 12/01/2005 87.81

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
$219,818 8.50% 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

J. Joyce
Chairperson

CEO

Christopher Banks
President, CEO

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