Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia

Welcome to the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia (formerly known as TASA) web site. We hope you find the information on this site useful.

Formed in 1981, the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a grassroots organization in the Tidewater, Virginia Region and beyond to include the Peninsula. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia was established to help improve the lives of all affected by autism and does this by increasing public awareness, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information on treatment,education, research and advocacy. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is the local affiliate of the oldest and largest autism-specific member organization, The Autism Society of America.

Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia’s mission of creating a world where persons within the autism spectrum disorder are fully included, participating members of their communities, is implemented. We strive to increase community awareness, provide education for professionals and parents, and maintain supportive, informative networks comprised of parents, professionals, and community leaders.

We provide direct services and supports in the following cities and counties: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Smithfield, Franklin, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and the following counties: Middlesex, Gloucester, Mathews, James City, York, Isle of Wight, Surry, Sussex, Emporia/Greenville, Southampton, Accomack and Southampton.  We do our best to provide resources and information and referral services to anyone who contacts us.