The Autism Project Celebrates 25 Years of Impact

May 04, 2022

When The Autism Project (TAP) was founded in 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were not yet collecting data on autism in children. In 2000, when the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network began calculating the prevalence of autism, it stated that one in 150 children carried an autism diagnosis.

TAP Begins 25th Anniversary Celebration with New Logo

January 13, 2022

The Autism Project is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Established in 1997, TAP continues to educate the community on how to best engage with and to support autistic people at home, school, the community, and workforce.

TAP Awarded DOJ Grant to Prevent Elopement

May 28, 2021

TAP will work to educate first responders, educators, community members and families on evidence-based practices to reduces elopement, self-injurious behavior, and, how to best engage with autistic children and adults you support in your community

TAP Champion in Action Announcement

January 20, 2020

The Autism Project was awarded $35,000, marketing assistance and volunteer opportunities by Citizens and NBC 10 as their first Champion in Action for 2020.

TAP Selected to be 2020 Champion in Action for work on Inclusion and Equity

January 20, 2020

The Autism Project was selected to be the first Champion in Action for 2020 by Citizens and NBC 10. The award is a $35,000 donation of unrestricted funds, continued marketing support and volunteer opportunities for employees of both at TAP! The financial donation will be used to support or Family Support program to continue to reach families in RI raising children with ASD.