Get Involved

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There are many ways to get involved with AS2YP, based on your interest and availability level. Join us as a friend of AS2YP, member or board member – it’s up to you! Specific requirements below.

Want to know who to talk to about what? Meet our leadership and feel free to reach out directly!

Board Membership Requirements:

AS2YP board membership is reviewed annually, and is open to professionals ages 21 – 40 who commit to:

Attending quarterly board meetings
Voting on executive decisions of the chapter
Attending AS2YP 101
Attend all Tier 1 events (e.g., Illuminate)
Attend all Tier 2 events (e.g., DDBC, Volleyball Tournament)
Attend two quarterly Happy Hours
Attend Chicago’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Attend one other Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks event (e.g., Chef’s Soiree, Heroes Ball, Evening with the Stars, Early Access to Care, Team Up! runner for Chicago Marathon, etc)
Fulfill a give/get minimum of $500

Current AS2YP members will go through a nomination and voting process to be elected onto the board. Board members will be expected to be active in the activities of both AS2YP and the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks.

Membership Requirements:

AS2YP general membership is reviewed annually, and is open to professionals ages 21 – 40 who commit to:

Participating in AS2YP 101
Volunteering for at least two Autism Speaks events a year
Serving on at least one of the group’s standing committees
Annual fundraising/donation of $200 or more, inclusive of event tickets

Friends of AS2YP:

Want to learn more about AS2YP, but don’t want to commit just yet? Sign up for our newsletter and check out the next event! We’ll call you a friend of AS2YP and hope to have you on as a member in the future as your time allows.

Sign up for the newsletter or e-mail Membership Chair, Jeff Smith, at to learn more!

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