our mission

Urban Autism Solutions is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities.

about us

Urban Autism Solutions helps young adults with autism

and related disorders build a better life.

Since our founding in 2012, UAS has served more than 1,000

young adults and provides a multitude of social and vocational opportunities for individuals through innovative, community-based programs including our West Side Transition Academy and our 1.2-acre Growing Solutions Farm.

Can we count on your support?
Virtual Speech & Language Services

Virtual Speech

& Language Services

West Side transition academy

West Side

transition academy

Growing Solutions


Washdog Chicago

Washdog Chicago

Network 1212

Project 1212


Read a UAS story



Uzziah, also called Uzi, is a nonverbal young adult with autism who was featured on HBO’s special: Night of Too Many Stars with Jon Stewart.



Ruby Madrigal is the current owner and operations manager for K9 University (K9U), a boarding and daycare center for dogs on Chicago's West Side.



Dirty fingernails, sweaty shirts, rain, snow, and sunshine. These are magical things.  I provide vocational training in landscaping, market sales, food safety, and sanitation just to name a few.


“Urban Autism Solutions is the first autism-based group that my brother has willingly and enthusiastically attended.  Everyone we’ve met at UAS has been inclusive, gracious, knowledgeable and kind.  Matt has attended cooking classes, baseball games, and movie nights and always comes home from these events stating how much fun he had.  These events have become the cornerstone of his social life. For the first time in his adult life, he has the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate activities that aren’t facilitated by family members.” 


—  Laura Massier

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