This logo takes into account the three missions of the Center of Adult Autism Services—research, training, and service—represented by the three rectangles. The circle completes the icon—symbolizing the center's focus on quality personal care.
The foundational concept of the design centers around the idea of success through "strength from working together"— represented through the balance of all the objects. In addition, diversity (within the autism spectrum) is represented through varying shapes and sizes. Subliminally, the icon forms the shape A for Adult Autism.