General autism spectrum disorder resources
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Autism Society of America (ASA)
A national organization for people who have, care for or work with children who have autism. The website describes the organization and services it provides and contains detailed information about diagnosis, treatment, education and transition into adulthood. An extensive list of links to different websites, advocacy agencies and local chapters of the ASA.
An organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach.
The Source: Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Presented by MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Contains extensive information about autism spectrum disorders; a newsletter; list of books, videos and support groups; and upcoming conferences and workshops
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Information to the nation on disabilities, special education, NCLB, research based effective practices for children and youth with disabilities for parents and professionals.
Free information about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities
National Caregivers Library (FamilyCare America)
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them
Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Needs
For families of children with special needs disaster planning can be difficult. Planning how to respond is critical.
Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk Management
Autism training and resources for law enforcement, emergency first responders, parents, educators, care providers, and the autism community.