LuAF is a civil society, non-profit organisation that envisages a Tanzania where individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) live in dignity and are accorded social justice. The rationale for establishing LuAF is ascribed to a number of factors. Firstly the activities and programmes that have been available until now are far from adequate given the scale and complexity of the problems facing individuals with Autism in Tanzania. The work of civil society does not sufficiently address the multi-faceted problems confronting this particular group of Tanzanian Individuals. LuAF needed to exist to fill a gap that many children and young people have been falling through unnoticed.