Association for Science in Autism Treatment
ASAT is a national, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization formed by a group of parents and professionals concerned about the care and treatment of individuals with autism. ASAT is dedicated to disseminating accurate, scientifically valid information about autism and its treatment options.
Autism Assistance Resources and Information
Provides information on grants, financial assistance, funding strategies, and other resources to help families coping with autism.
The Autism Council of Utah is an independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies. Their aim is to promote access to resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have, or are affected by autism, or related conditions. The Council accomplishes this by supporting statewide partnerships to collaborate on special projects, research, and training.
This organization encourages its individual members and organizational partners toward self-direction and self-empowerment. We welcome the participation of all family members, people with autism/PDD, caring professionals, and other friends who wish to implement, not debate, the right to self-determination by hearing and heeding the voices of people with autism. We have joined together to provide information, support, networking, advocacy, a strong voice in federal legislation and policy, a newsletter, conferences and trainings, a bookstore, a variety of unique publications, and an ongoing reappraisal of fundamental research and treatment issues in the light of what people with autism themselves find meaningful and respectful.
Autism Research Institute (ARI)
ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. We provide information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world
This includes an Index of links regarding the developmental disabilities Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; including topics such as: definitions of autism, specific issues, libraries, regional interests, items for sale, and much more!
Autism Society of America (ASA)
The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
There are nearly 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in the US and Territories
- Working with families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, birth to 26 (most work with families into adulthood)
- Helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development
- Partnering with professionals and policy makers to improve outcomes for all children with disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.
Different Roads to Learning is your one-stop shop for autism spectrum resources and teaching materials! With over 600 products, our carefully curated product line supports the social, academic and communicative development of children on the autism spectrum through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior interventions.
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Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase.
Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families–including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity-in order to improve healthcare services and policies for children.
First Signs, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders.
FIRST WORDS® Project is a longitudinal research investigation in the Florida State University Autism Institute in the College of Medicine directed by Dr. Amy Wetherby. Our major goal is to identify early signs of developmental language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and other communication delays in children from 9 to 24 months of age.
Through our research findings and resources provided on our website, we aim to improve screening tools and early detection of communication problems by maximizing the role of the family and to help families support their child’s development and access intervention services sooner.
Their mission is to bridge the global gap in the resources and understanding of autism. They exist to address the needs of children with autism in developing countries, to address the fear that plagues parents of children with autism where there are few resources, and little or no understanding of autism.
The Golden Hat Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential. With proper education and career training, these individuals can truly realize their dreams.
Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning
ICDL: The Home of DIR® & DIRFloortime® is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining and promoting each child’s development to their fullest potential. ICDL is the original and leading training resource for DIRFloortime.
KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents –each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources –all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
MAAP Services for Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD
MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Spectrum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of more advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Through its quarterly newsletter, The MAAP, the organization provides the opportunity for parents and professionals to network with others in similar circumstances to learn about more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum.
This website gives basic information about autism, signs and symptoms, causes, when to seek help, screening and diagnosis, and treatment.
Medline Plus includes News from the National Institute of Health, Overview of Autism, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Treatment, Alternative Therapy, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Coping, Specific Conditions, Related Issues, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Research, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, Children, and Teenagers.