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National Organizations

Autism Consortium ~

Autism Consortium

www.autismconsortium.org/empowering-families Excellent information on autism available in several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Vietnamese.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Autism Research Institute ~

Autism Research Institute

www.autism.com San Diego, CA 619-281-7165 National organization 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 is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Autism Society of America ~

Autism Society of America

www.autism-society.org 800-3AUTISM National organization providing information, conferences, and publications on a wide variety of topics.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Autism Society of North Carolina ~

Autism Society of North Carolina

www.autismsociety-nc.org 919-743-0204 Maintains a bookstore with hundreds of titles on autism and related disorders.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Autism Speaks ~

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org 212-252-8584 We are dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. We aim to bring the autism community together to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action. ~ This is information only.  The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Government Resource for Americans with Disabilities ~

Government Resource for Americans with Disabilities

www.disabilityinfo.gov Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

IAN, Interactive Autism Network ~

IAN, Interactive Autism Network

www.ianproject.org IAN, Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can become part of IAN’s online community, www.iancommunity.org, to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities ~

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

www.nichcy.org 800-695-0285 They serve as a central resource of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth. They also have information on IDEA and No Child Left Behind laws. In addition, they have compiled research-based information on effective educational practices.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

National Safety Resources ~

National Safety Resources

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-safety-project/safety-resources ~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Parent to Parent Program ~

Parent to Parent Program

800-651-1151 National program that links parents of newly diagnosed children with experienced parents for support, advice and guidance.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Special Learning

www.special-learning.com Special Learning exists to offer every parent with a child on the spectrum a genuine chance to help their son or daughter attain an abundant and fulfilling life using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. By providing the global autism community with best-practice tools, education and training designed to empower parents, teachers and providers, we help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

Supplemental Security Income and SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance ~

SSI – Supplemental Security Income and SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance

www.socialsecurity-disability.org/content/social-security-programs 800-772-1213 Stipend for children and adults with disabilities. Must be disability and income eligible.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) ~

US Autism & Asperger Association

www.usautism.org USAAA is a leading nonprofit organization for education, support, and solutions. Our goal is to “Provide the Opportunity” for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential.~ This is information only. The ACU does not endorse or have association/affiliation with this organization.

WIC Kids ~

WIC

(801-942-5437 [WIC-KIDS] or 1-800-662-3638) Nutrition services for under five years of age.

Featured

  • The SaharaCares Foundation is a community leader that focuses on programs and projects that involve children at risk. These can be children who are disadvantaged, seriously ill and/or from a financially challenged family who otherwise could not participate in typical childhood activities. We have partnered with them to produce some very informative videos, including an “Autism and Faith” DVD as well as an Autism Training DVD for Police Officers.
  • The Carson Smith Scholarship is a state-funded program that provides private school scholarships to students with disabilities K-12.
  • Big MAKs is a group of “Mothers with Autistic Kids” who rally around each other for encouragement and support.

 

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