Autism Task Force

On April 4, 2023, Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner announced the creation of the Task Force on the Cherokee Nation Autism Initiative.

An executive order was signed to create the Task Force to continually review existing services and resources
that enhance the tribe's efforts to serve individuals and families impacted by autism.

To better understand the perspective of our citizens, families and communities, the task force has developed two quick surveys to help guide the recommendations to tribal leadership for enhanced autism initiatives.
If you are a caregiver of an individual with autism, please take a moment to complete the Caregiver Survey

If you are a community member passionate about the expansion of services and resources available to patients and families within the Cherokee Nation Health Services system, please take a moment to complete the Community Member Survey


  • Autism Resources - QR code handout
    Easily scan codes to several popular resources for individuals and families.
  • Town Hall Meeting - January 25, 2024
    Discussion topics from the first town hall meeting hosted at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah.
  • Committee Members
    Meet the Autism Task Force Members and learn about their expertise.
  • Autism Task Force Report
    Pursuant to EO 2023-01, the Task Force has issued a final report that provides recommendations as to how best to enhance Cherokee Nation Autism initiatives.