Our Mission

To create and promote opportunities for people with autism through advocacy, education, economic opportunities, and humanitarian efforts.


Economic Opportunity



X.D.A.F. advocates for:


civil and human rights

for those with autism


government accountability and legislation

that accounts for the needs of autistic families and caregivers



of people with autism, so they can have a stronger voice


breaking down boundaries

and obstacles that stand in the way of the XDAF Mission.

X.D.A.F. strives to:


increase employment and compensation

for those with autism

encourage and support

business leaders to develop employment programs for those on the spectrum


develop innovative employment approaches

for autistics



provide resources to help those with autism in their career

X.D.A.F. promotes autistic education including:



to enable teachers to effectively educate autistic students



Quality education

for autistic students to develop real-life skills and be as independent as possible



Educating parents

on raising autistic children



Building broad awareness

of the challenges and opportunities of those with autism

X.D.A.F. actively:


helps provide

food, transportation, and housing to autistics in need

searches for ways

to make healthcare insurance more available to those with autism and their families


Provides stress-reducing approaches

for autistics and their families


Partners with

complementary nonprofit organizations

Our Leadership

Meet the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation's Board of Directors.