Autism Resources

Helpful Websites

Autism and PDD Support Network
http://www.autism-pdd.net/
Support for coping with Autism spectrum disorder.

AutismPro
http://www.autismpro.com/
An activity plan based approach for treating Autism.

Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

Autism Research Institute
www.autism.com
Established in 1967, the San Diego-based nonprofit ARI is world headquarters for research and information on autism and related disorders, and the epicenter of a rapidly growing movement that holds that autism can be treated effectively through intensive behavior modification and a variety of individualized biomedical treatments.

Autism Today
http://www.autismtoday.com/
Autism Today is the leading source of objective information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder & other Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified. This website is designed to support, not to replace the relationship between patient/physician. Autism Today is the first comprehensive online directory (established in 1998) of programs and services offering easy to locate professionals, schools, camps, recreational programs, and much more in one convenient place.

Autism Treatment Network
http://www.autismtreatmentnetwork.org/
The Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is a network of treatment and research centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism. The Autism Treatment Network was modeled after the Cystic Fibrosis Network which includes a large network of Clinical Care Centers offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care and counseling, and a network of research centers that engage in projects to advance understanding of the disease, develop new treatments and find a cure.

Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org
International organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Includes resources on topics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

IAN – Interactive Autism Network
www.ianproject.org
IAN is an online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Families of children with an ASD can share information in a secure online setting and become part of the nation’s largest online research effort. As a result, researchers will obtain valuable data, explain findings, and collaborate with families and one another. This dynamic exchange could lead to new discoveries about causes, diagnosis, treatments, and a possible cure for this puzzling group of disorders.

National Autism Association
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. The Helping Hand Program provides families in dire need with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their autistic child.

NICHCY—National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
http://www.nichcy.org
National site containing resources, publications, conferences, State resources, and IDEA information. Information is provided on how to search for the subject needed.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
www.nichd.nih.gov/autism/autism.cfm
A part of the National Institutes of Health, this is one of the primary Institutes doing research into various aspects of autism including its causes, prevalence, and treatments. News releases, publications, research, and funding opportunities related to autism are provided.

Rocky Mountain Autism Center (RMAC)
www.rockymountainautismcenter.com
RMAC is a private practice dedicated to solely working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and their families. A primary focus of RMAC is to model and demonstrate the SCERTS® Model approach and methods with children, families, and professionals

The Schafer Autism Report – Electronic newsletter
http://www.sarnet.org/
E-mail newsletter containing the most recent information and news regarding Autism spectrum disorder.