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Action for ASD works to help people with autistic spectrum disorders live their lives with as much independence as possible by offering advice and support to all who need it.
I formed the Advocacy Center with a basic concept: while there are many resources for children with Asperger Syndrome, there is hardly anything for adults, except support groups, and Social Security benefits
Free Q and A service, with responses provided by volunteer experts, including professionals and parents
This site exists to provide user contributed information, resources, and links about Autism and other NeuroAtypical conditions.
O'Reilly and Associates site, with extensive excerpts from Mitzi Waltz's book, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
This website is run by an African American family raising an adolescent child with autism. After seeking answers for several years our son MJ was finally diagnosed in 1998 at age 5½. We were devastated and anxious to get any information on autism. What could we expect to happen? How would we help our youngest child and only son? There weren't many parent resources readily available at this time. We felt terribly alone and afraid. We needed to network with other parents to learn how to get through the day – and then there were the long, endless nights. We were soon blessed by an online support group, the St. John's Autism List. There we were able to share our daily challenges and celebrate every joy!
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Archives from 1997-January 2000
Research shows that intensive, specialized education has improved the lives of countless children with autism. That's why we created the Autism Education Network to address the educational needs of the growing population of children with autism.
Fee-based general information site..
The goal of this site is to assist the medical community in their efforts to understand autism and study the treatment options available.
All the latest autism news for professionals, teachers, parents and individuals. News from around the world on autism and aspergers syndrome. Autism news has original interviews and articles, daily updated stories and related science and research news.
General resources: Who to Contact, Where to Go to Chat with Others, Learn More About It, Web Sites, Non-English Sites
If people are to have some idea of what autism really is, then it's up to autistic people and their families to show them.
The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.
John Wobus' extensive, well-organized general information site.
Promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Working to develop a community of support for parents of children with autism, in both British Columbia, Canada, and the world.
Szatmari acknowledges environmental factors but omits social and emotional factors, although the importance of these for psychological and brain development is well established. Evidence indicating their role in autism comes from studies of Romanian adoptees. Szatmari believes that research that supports organic causation helps temper parental guilt. In my experience, helping parents understand their unwarranted feelings of blame about their children is more productive than allaying anxiety with premature certainty about causation.
Committed to bringing together professionals and parents of special needs children
The autistic spectrum is a convenient metaphor and an approximation. It's also metaphorical to say that the sun rises and falls; it's the kind of thing an astronomer can say today without fear of being misunderstood.
People with autism are more intelligent and able to function better than previously believed, but mistrust of doctors, biased tests and the Internet have bred myths about the condition... At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, researchers presented reports showing that even autistics who do not speak can have above-average intelligence. They also offered additional studies disputing claims that vaccines can cause autism.
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The purpose of Autism Watch is to provide a scientific perspective on the many aspects of autism. Our goals are to: provide basic information about autism; iffer scientific analysis of autism therapies; discuss the merits of the many proposed causes of autism; identify reliable sources of help and information; report improper actions to regulatory agencies; help people seek legal redress if they have been victimized.
A parents' guide to the diagnosis, treatment and education of children with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder ( PDD ) and related disorders.
Brought to you by Laura, 11 years old, who teaches and helps autistic children at her elementary school.
Aims to be the first port of call for anyone interested in autism, providing news, events, world maps, and rapid access to other web sites with information on autism.
Provides information on autism treatments and therapies to parents, teachers, therapists and doctors.
Pennsylvania's Statewide Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder
There is a growing awareness of the nature of autism and the kinds of approaches to diagnosis, treatment and care that are likely to be effective in meeting the needs of autistic individuals and their families.
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Our mission is to unite parents, families, friends, people with Autism and professionals by creating a strong, supportive community worldwide.
New Zealand-based informational site
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General information site with an awesome collection of research papers in .pdf and .html format.
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Estimates for the prevalence of mental retardation in autistic children and adults range from 25 to 70 percent or more, and when autistics do exhibit phenomenal skills (like Rain Man), researchers don't consider that "true" intelligence. Health workers routinely assess autistics using a standard IQ test known as the Wechsler test. But this test requires that children understand oral commands, a trait that many autistic children have trouble with. Cognitive neuroscientist Laurent Mottron of the Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, Montreal and colleagues noticed that autistic children did poorly on the verbal comprehension part of the Wechsler but exceedingly well on a part that tests non-verbal intelligence and reasoning.
On causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
American Journal of Psychiatry. 1951 Jul;108(1):23-6
Founded by parents, doctors, and researchers, dedicated to promoting biomedical and genetic research to find a cure for autism.
A Christian website offering family support for parents who have children with autism, produced by a family with autistic twin girls.
Founded on principles of partnership and skill building, the Geneva Centre for Autism is committed to collaborative partnerships with families and professionals to ensure services meet individual needs.
Although symptoms of autism have been observed in children as young as eight to 12 months, some parents report that their child had normal or near-normal development and then experienced a regression, as their communication and/or social skills worsened, according to background information in the article. Estimates of the prevalence of this “regressive pattern” vary widely and depend for the most part on parental memories that may be biased by later events, the authors suggest.
General information site with bookstore, Four Leaf Press
Supporting research in brain sciences, and interventions beneficial to autistic and other neurologically impaired individuals
It cannot be stressed too often that AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS. It is true that the strain of being autistic in a world that is largely ignorant about and unsympathetic towards your problems leads to higher levels of anxiety, depression and suicide.
Autism rates are on the rise and no one seems to know why. What are the symptoms, and how do parents and children cope? Host Jeffrey Callison explores various aspects of autism with medical professionals, an author who's also a parent, and a man who grew up dealing with the disorder (Frank Klein).
We support families and professionals involved in the care of children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Surrey and the U.K. Regular meetings, social events, workshops, AS social group, meetings with professionals, quarterly newsletter.
UK charity for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
This fascinating site consists of texts, quotations of people who are 'differently brained', and information about the Centre for NonSymbolic Cultures.
Sponsored by WebEd and the Doug Flutie Foundation
I am not a professional in the Autism Field. I am a parent. I have been associated with Autism since the birth of my daughter in 1983. I have been involved with information and a mailing list regarding Autism since 1992.
The take home message here is that researchers are still working to figure out what regressive autism is, it's foolish to say anything too dogmatic about it. An autistic person can experience multiple regressions, it's not like it's a one-time thing.
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I live in Chenango County NY with my better half Dee, and my sister Scarlett who we have been raising for the past 5 years. Scarlett has Autism, which is developmental disorder.
This web site is dedicated to the liver of life, the seeker of more, and to all of you who, like I, were wounded, have incurred many heart-wrenching losses, endured much pain and still search for a better, happier and more peaceful way.
List of National autism/PDD organizations; Online support groups; Related conditions; General special needs; Legal advocacy
Tracking autism research and articles about autism in the media
For the photo wall of Autism
If you've ever had to say something like Stop licking the cat!, then this site is for you! Thousands of links to useful informational and educational sites.
I have developed this web site in hopes that it can be helpful for other parents of Autistic spectrum children. Please feel free to visit the chat room or leave a message on the message board.