Mission Statement

"The mission of the Noah’s Ark Institute, is to develop, recommend, advocate, and promote an integrated, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary approach to reducing the burden of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for the individual, and family in every community.” 

We achieve our goals through a culturally sensitive plan, which reflects early identification, treatment, service coordination, and quality of life issues and will embrace all families coping with ASDs.  Coalition building, partnerships, and education are essential to achieving this mission.

The Noah’s Ark Institute is a collaboration consisting of parents caring for family members with autism spectrum disorder ASD, and the varied professionals who diagnose, treat and support them.  The NAI is dedicated to the improvement of long-term outcomes for the worldwide ASD community.  We achieve our goals through education, outreach, and research. We will never lose sight of the unique value in every individual it is our privilege to serve.

The Noah's Ark Institute is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 2001 and is a project of the National Association for Children with Autism.
Autism Facts
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, increasing an average of 17% per year.
  • Autism is more common in children than Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, cancer or multiple sclerosis. 
  • Autism affects more than 1,500,000 people in the United States.  This is a number, which is increasing every year. 
  • There are similar estimates of increasing estimates worldwide.
  • Autism represents a worldwide health crisis of unprecedented proportion.