The Oakland County Chapter was founded in 1985 by a group of concerned parents. Today it is one of over 200 Chapters of the Autism Society of America (ASA). The ASA is the oldest autism advocacy group in the country. The Oakland County Chapter is also one of 13 Chapters in Michigan. The Oakland County chapter is made up of over 200 members. Our membership is open to all those who care about people with autism. The Board of Directors is a volunteer body elected by the membership.