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Thanks to Ava Holeschak for her hard work on compiling these resources for autism.

Autism Society of America
The Autism Society is a broad-range, membership organization based to promote, advocate, education and encourage research related to Autism. Membership includes a nationwide network with over two hundred local chapters, a quarterly newsletter ”The Advocate”, an annual conference, advocacy in Congress and federal agencies, bookstore purchases, voting privileges and opportunities for committee participation. Their website provides an overview of autism, its impact, and current treatment options.

The Autism ­ PDD Resource Network
The Autism ­ PDD Resource Network is a community network that offers a wide variety of information, links and opinions to those looking for details relating to autism and adult disabilities. Information includes diagnosis, treatments options, legal protection, agencies and organizations by state, an excellent parents guide and a Medical Experts Online. Be sure to read the excellent article on face blindness.

Cure Autism Now (CAN)
The CAN Foundation is non-profit organization designed to fund research for new treatment options and eventually in finding a cure for this disease. It is geared towards researchers, scientists, physicians and families with regards to clinical trials, research being conducted, raising necessary funds to support the research and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE).

The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
Carol Gray is well know for her development of the use of social stories for children with autism. Information on social stories and autism, her publications (books and journal), and speaking schedule.

Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S
The Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S., is a national non-profit, membership organization of professionals, families and individuals that are interested in assisting those with Aspergers or similar disorders reach their maximum abilities. The
organization operates at national, regional and local levels. The organization offers a quarterly newsletter, The Source, publications, conferences and workshops. Ant excellent set of articles is provided on the website.

The PDD Assessment Scale/ Screening Questionnaire
ChildBrain.com provides this experimental PDD/Autism Scale questionnaire developed to be used as another tool in the diagnosis made by a physician.

Tony Attwood
Tony Attwood is the author of Asperger's Syndrome. His website includes resources, his presentation schedule, messages, and articles on Asperger's Syndrome and related topics.

TEACCH
TEACH, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides research, education, and support for autism. Their website provides online articles (including Asperger's Syndrome Guidelines for Assessment and Diagnosis, from Yale University) and links to order their publications.

MAAP - The Source
A nonprofit parent organization which provides a newsletter, conference, state resource database and other information for families of "More advanced" individuals with Autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Articles on this site include Tips for Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism .

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
FEAT is a non-profit organization designed to help children affected by autism and pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), provide support to families and opportunities to network. The organization is based in Northern California, however there are many chapters in other states that are linked.

Asperger Syndrome Education Network ASPEN
This regionally-based non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey, has 12 local chapters, and provides a nice series of articles on children with autism in school.

OASIS - Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
OASIS message boards and list of forum and website resources.

About.com: Autism/PDD Basis 101, A Day to Day Guide
The section of About.com offers general information, a section on frequently asked questions, parenting issues, the vaccine controversy, general discussions and personal comments and stories. Adelle Jameson Tilton, a mother of an autistic son, maintains this section.

NICHD Autism
This site is through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and it primary goal is to provide information on NICHD research on autism. It includes news releases, publications, research and funding opportunities.

The Parent Coach
A site for social skills. Dr. Steven Richfield, author of The Parent Coach, offers articles, parent stories on this site. You can also purchase his book and Parent Coach cards.

Autism links at Medline
Links to autism research and information from the US government.

 

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