What is “Autism Friendly?”
Being Autism Friendly means that your business has been trained to work with people on the autism spectrum in a constructive, considerate way. This tells the autism community that you care, and that you are dedicated to putting your best foot forward with customers with autism.
Why be Autism Friendly?
Today, 1 out of every 42 children is diagnosed with autism. Unfortunately, that number is on the rise. Businesses that work cohesively with this growing community will be more successful than those that don't. In a time when both good news and bad news are ‘going viral,’ becoming Autism Friendly could be the difference between your business getting attention for an autism ‘success’ or an autism ‘failure.’
How Can I Be Autism Friendly?
Take the Autism Friendly Training Course. This certification provides a level of specific training that employees will use to recognize and work effectively with autism in a positive manner. Covering a wide spectrum of autism topics, Autism Friendly training will make your business more attractive and rewarding to the autism community.

Autism Village Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


Autism Friendly Training Signup

For a minimal fee individuals can purchase the training through our web store. Instructions are emailed after purchase on how to access the training. Do you work for a organization with others interested in Autism Friendly Training? Enter the word "Sponsor" after your company name in the form and we'll contact you with details on our sponsor level multi-user training access! Please fill in to register for Autism Friendly Training:
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About the Training
“The Autism Friendly training modules are great! They are easy to understand, and breaks it all down into terms all can understand. It’s a priceless learning tool for all those caring for autistic children, adults, and their families.”
Tara Seay
Tara Seay
Autism Friendly RN
Topher Wurts
Topher Wurts CEO & Founder's Dad
As an “autism dad,” Topher recognizes first-hand the difficult challenge of finding merchants that understand the special needs of their customers who are living with autism. The training program he is offering will help tremendously with raising autism awareness, and is one of the best first steps toward making your business Autism Friendly.
Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee Training Director
Tracy has worked with people who have autism, both personally and professionally, for over 14 years. As a classroom teacher and therapist, she designed the Autism Friendly curriculum, and as she completes her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis, her knowledge and experience will continue to improve the Autism Friendly training program.
Paul Sherwood
Paul Sherwood Village Coordinator
Paul has worked in various Technical Support roles for nearly 30 years, directly supporting users of computer technology and internet services. There’s simply no one who makes users feel more comfortable, or who is as effective in providing support. If you need assistance while becoming Autism Friendly, Paul's your man.