Autism Festival

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Join the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans for our 19th Annual Autism Festival!

When:  
Saturday, April 20th 2024
11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Where:
Westwego Farmer’s Market
484 Sala Ave
Westwego, LA

FREE ADMISSION provided by our Sponsor Insul-Tech.

 

The Festival is our major fundraiser to raise funds to be used for services, empowerment, education, and supporting Autistic individuals and their families in the Greater New Orleans area.

Autistic individuals of all ages and their families will have the opportunity to make connections with local businesses and nonprofits who provide services to the Autism community, while enjoying food, music, games, and performances in an inclusive environment.

As of 2023, the CDC estimates 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with Autism. It is imperative that our organization continues to expand our offerings and services so that everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. To see our 2023 impact, click here: 2023 ASGNO Impact Report

Get involved!

The Festival is the biggest annual fundraiser and outreach event that we host to raise funds that we use to offer services to help empower, educate and support the Autism community in the Greater New Orleans area.  This event is a success year after year because of the support from people just like you! There are so many ways you can be involved and help us put on this wonderful event! We are seeking individuals and businesses to Sponsor the festival, Donate food, drinks, paper products, advertisement and promotional consideration, silent auction items, and anything else you think may be of use to us; Vendors, Agencies, and food trucks to host booths, and individuals and groups interested in Volunteering their time.

If you are interested in helping with our festival, please visit our Sponsors, Donors, Vendors, and Volunteers Page and fill out the linked form!

About our fest.

Our Annual Autism Festival is an opportunity to meet new friends, network, connect with all the resources available in the Greater New Orleans area, and have a fun-filled family day! But most of all, it is a time to celebrate the individuality and many gifts and contributions Autistic individuals bring to our community. So come on out and celebrate with us and join in creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

Some of what our festival will feature this year includes:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Silent Auction
  • Resource Agencies
  • Merchandise Vendors
  • Food, Drinks, Music, and more!!!

With your participation as well as your generous donations, we are able to continue to provide information and referral services through our Autism Help Line, eNewsletters, website, and opportunities for support and connection through our Online Social and Support Programs, Family Outings.  Proceeds from the Festival also directly fund our annual Mini Grant Program that provides grants to families and Autistic adults to purchase things that improve the quality of life of the Autistic beneficiary, this program has distributed over 100,000 directly to individuals in our community in the last 10 years. Our organization also offers free and low-cost training for healthcare providers on Autism and Inclusive care, and trainings for educators on understanding and adapting for the needs of Autistic students in their classrooms. We hope to continue expanding our programs to meet the needs of our community.