Important Announcement!

The Coachella Valley Autism Society is excited to announce that we have coordinated efforts with the Autism Society Inland Empire to better serve our community here in the Coachella Valley.
Effective January 1, 2021, all programs, services, and other activities will be provided under the Autism Society Inland Empire name. We expect to bring you the same great programs that we have in the past, such as information and referral, parent support groups, advocacy, education and training, fun social and family events, etc. and hope to expand services that are provided by the Inland Empire.
The Autism Society Inland Empire provides critical programs and services for children and adults with autism and their family members across the lifespan, including guiding families through a new diagnosis, empowering and equipping families and individuals to navigate the numerous systems they will encounter, providing opportunities to explore and learn new skills, and identifying gaps and systemic issues and then working to solve these issues.
More details to follow soon regarding this transition. In the meantime, please feel free to visit to learn more about Autism Society Inland Empire.
Coachella Valley Autism Society
41550 Eclectic Street
Palm Desert, CA 92260
P. (760) 772-1000
Autism Society Inland Empire
420 N McKinley Suite 111-118
Corona, CA 92879
P. (951) 220-6922

If you need assistance with information or referrals for autism services please call (951) 220-6922 or email For more details on programs and services offered under the Autism Society Inland Empire effective January 1st, 2020 please visit www.

Our Mission

The mission of CVASA is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for individuals within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism. We accomplish this through our many partners, sponsors, and donors. Each contribution made to CVASA goes to support our many programs and resources.

What We Do

The Coachella Valley Autism Society of America (CVASA) exists to provide support for families of individuals with autism in the Coachella Valley and surrounding desert areas.  We encourage families to maintain a positive outlook while acquiring knowledge and taking action to ensure the quality of educational and social programs for children with autism and related challenges. CVASA offers all of its programs and services at no-charge to individuals dealing with autism in the Coachella Valley.




Learn About Autism


The characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorders may or may not be apparent in infancy, but usually become obvious during early childhood. Learn more about the signs.


There are no medical tests for diagnosing autism. An accurate diagnosis must be based on observation of the individual’s communication, behavior and developmental levels. Read more.


The treatment is found through therapies. The symptoms of autism may be reduced with early recognition, in addition to behavioral and educational therapies. Read more.


The Autism Society recognizes the importance of intensive early intervention for young children across the autism spectrum. Learn more about early intervention.


Many parents seek out assistance from education or disability advocates. Read more about support agencies that may help your family.


Many of the behaviors associated with autism are shared by other disorders. Learn more about how to get an accurate diagnosis to distinguish between autism and other disorder.

Become a Member


Come to our EVENTS

View our EVENTS CALENDAR to see what upcoming events you can join us at!

Experience our PROGRAMS

CVASA offers developmental support for those with autism through its many free programs.

Access our RESOURCES

Take a look at all of our available resources, on-site and online!


Autism Resources 

Programs, Events, and Information

Enjoy the many resources provided to you by CVASA. We aim to provide support to families effected by autism in the Coachella Valley area.


Family Resources

Take a look at our resources to help support families effected by autism. 


Community Resources

Learn more about programs and services in the community.


Educator Resources

Read about the many resources available to support education of those with autism.


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The Race Is On!

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41550 Eclectic Street

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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