The mission of the Autism Action Groups is to provide leadership in the implementation of a regional system of services and resources to maximize the potential and quality of life of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families across the lifespan.
While CRAAG is passionate about the broad spectrum of autism/developmental disabilities, active team members are largely well-seasoned parents of individuals ranging from transition age to adulthood facing lifelong challenges.
This highly motivated group is keenly focused on getting their family members positioned to thrive before they themselves can no longer directly advocate, care and support them. It is our sincere hope that more self-advocates and parents of much younger children will also join us in giving voice to the needs of autism/developmental disabilities in public conversations, and in striving to make the broader community welcoming, accessible and meaningful to such individuals.
As CRAAG works to expand our reach and impact, we recognize the need to sharpen our advocacy skills. This includes our efforts to connect with legislators, partner with our allies, interact with media, and air the tough issues in a constructive and effective manner.