• August 29, 2015 - Krewe of Xanadu - (click HERE to download forms)
  • September 19, 2015 - 2nd Annual Autism Information Expo - Houma Civic Center (click HERE to register online)
  • October 10, 2015 - 2nd Annual Party for the Pieces - Amelia Belle Casino - more information to come
  • October 17, 2015 - 1st Annual Trivia Night - MC Auditorium (click HERE to register online or HERE to download registeration form)


  • Autism Society National Conference - July 8 - 11, 2015 - Denver, CO

Special Announcement:

Autism Society Bayou is now registered with GoodSearch.com, a company that helps non-profits like ours raise funds through everyday actions of our supporters. Every time you use a GoodSearch service, they donate approximately half of the revenue they make to the non-profit you've designated.


You can watch a short video on how it works: HERE

Here is how you can help:


  • Use GoodSearch.com when you search the internet - they will donate a penny to us every time you do
  • Use GoodShop.com when you shop online - they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us
  • Enroll in the GoodDining.com program - they will donate up to 6% of every dollar you spend when you eat at one of 10,000 participating restaurants.

We'd like to begin building our presence on GoodSearch.com. Please join our community on GoodSearch.com and help us raise money for our mission. Get started by clicking the "Become a Supporter" button on our profile page.

2015 Autism Society Bayou Scholarship Winners:

Congratulations to Kesley Gaudet, Amber Maronge, Marissa Bellanger and Morgan Robichaux for winning a $500 scholarship from Autism Society Bayou's Scholarship Program.

2014 - 2015 Autism Society Bayou Mini-Grants Winners:

From Left to Right:  April Pierce (Bayou Blue Elementary - Lafourche Parish), Denise Chauvin (Terrebonne Parish OT), Beverly Cavalier (Napoleonville Primary - Assumption Parish), Almetra Pierce (J. A. Hernandez Elementary - St Mary Parish), and Dawn Spinella, Autism Society Bayou, President


Our Mission

To promote and advocate for the general welfare of persons with autism,to support the families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and to raise awareness of all aspects of autism which affect the families.


Autism Society Bayou supports families in the surrounding areas: St Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption and Lower St. Martin parishes.

Autism Society Bayou Officers:

Dawn Spinella - President
Debbie Foret - Vice President
Allison Badgerow - Secretary
Gwen Hebert - Treasurer
Stephanie Guidry - Community Outreach Coordinator


Meeting Information

Autism Society Bayou holds monthly meetings on Saturdays (the 3rd Saturday of each month) at 10:00 am. The meetings are held at the Terrebonne Parish Library, North Branch, located across from H.L. Bourgeois High School. Children are welcome.

The meeting address is:
4130 W. Park Ave, Gray, LA


Just Be You Sock Fundraiser

Autism Society Bayou has teamed up with Sock 101 to raise awareness for autism.  For every pair of socks sold, Sock101 will donate $3.00 back to
our organization so show your support today!

Please click HERE so Autism Society Bayou will get the credit for the purchase.


Make your donation online to help support Autism Society Bayou!


KC member Volunteers

Here are the KC member volunteers cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone to enjoy!

Check it out!


Autism Awareness logo

Here is a look at the MCHS stadium football field painted with the Autism Awareness logo.

Check it out!


Registration before the 5K

Here are some people lining up to register for the 5K.

Check it out!

Young and Old

Youngest and Oldest winners

You are never too young or too old to have fun and participate in the 5K.

Check it out!