The Autism Now Center is a project of The Arc of the United States, Inc. (“The Arc”). At The Autism NOW Center,  your privacy is our priority. We are committed to protecting your privacy at all times, in all situations. The information we collect about you (website visitor) when you visit the site is used to further disseminate educational information about autism and other developmental disabilities.


The collection and dissemination of data posted on this website was supported in part by funding from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities policy.

The Autism NOW Center collaborates with other organizations and professionals to deliver webinars and written materials. Points of view or opinions, therefore, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Autism NOW Center, The Arc or the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Every effort is made to provide accurate and current information. However, due to updating cycles and the nature of the resources offered, some errors or outdated information may occur. Users of this website have the responsibility to verify the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information contained on the Autism NOW Website.

The Autism NOW Center is not associated in any way with the PBS NewsHour series, called Autism NOW.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

When you visit our website (, you have the option to subscribe to different email lists using your chosen email address.

Your information is solely used to send you various updates via email about The Arc, the Autism Now Center, its work and the website. By policy of The Arc, this information will never be sold, given, rented or traded to others for any purposes.

Our Use of Web site Log Files

When you visit our Web site ( we automatically log your IP address, your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our website visitors find most appealing so that we can maximize your usage of the site.

Links to Other Sites

The Autism Now Center Web site ( contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving the Autism Now site and entering another website. These sites may independently collect or request information about you and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

The Autism Now Center and its staff are not responsible for content on other sites linked to by the Autism Now Center website.


On a regular basis, we send out email messages sharing useful information about autism, other developmental disabilities and alerting you of what’s new at The Arc, including the Autism NOW Center. In addition, you may receive communications from us if you have contacted us for a particular reason, and/or to receive the information or service you have requested.

Our Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer’s hard drive which, for some sites, identifies you when you enter. The ability to select or download information on our site is not cookie-driven.

Event Tracking

We use event tracking via Google Analytics to track what content users like most on the Autism NOW Center website. You can find out more about the Recommend this Content feature here.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information you provide to us as described above. If we make any material changes in our privacy practices or in how we use your personally identifiable information, we will post a prominent notices on the website.

If you prefer not to receive information from us, please contact The Arc/The Autism NOW Center toll-free at 1-800-433-5255; or e-mail us at [email protected]; or write us at 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006.