The RRVAN is a hub of support and information for those in our area affected by ASDs. We are a non-profit organization spreading the word about ASDs, promoting tolerance of neurodiversity and helping those with ASDs succeed. Although the RRVAN is aimed primarily at the Fargo-Moorhead area, we have and will continue to travel throughout ND and MN to fulfill our mission.
We currently manage support groups, provide a speaker’s bureau, maintain a website with community resource information, hold an annual membership event, and support community recreational opportunities.
The RRVAN is committed to raising awareness within our educational, medical and law enforcement communities about ASDs by distributing information and facilitating educational opportunities. Advocating on the behalf of individuals with ASDs and their families, we hope to spread the word about ASDs.
The RRVAN supports legislation to ban isolation and restraint in schools.
The group was established on January 19, 2007 as the Red River Valley Asperger Network. We received our 501(C)(3) status October 31, 2007. The name was expanded to the Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network in 2010 to demonstrate our interest in serving all people on the autism spectrum, but with a special interest in those with Asperger’s.