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There are many incredible organizations across the country dedicated to supporting families touched by autism, and who are researching the causes of this disorder. Below is a small selection of just some of the great organizations that are working towards these goals. We encourage you to learn more about autism through these websites and others.
ACT Today! is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase access to Autism treatments, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Therapeutic, and Biomedical programs. Their goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment by providing the necessary resources including funding, guidance, referrals and follow up to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families.
AutismLink gathers information from different organizations into one place and lists autism resources in a state by state format.
Autism One is a nonprofit organization started by a small group of parents of children with autism to address three areas: education, advocacy, and fundraising. Utilizing a many-pronged approach, including the Autism One conference, outreach initiatives, community involvement, petitions, articles, and a continuing dialogue with the media, Autism One is investing in building an infrastructure to rapidly and effectively change the perception of autism.
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is a non-profit organization established in 1967. ARI is primarily 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.
The Autism Society of America is the oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community. ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the needs of affected families. Autism Speaks has merged with both the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), bringing together the nation's three leading autism advocacy organizations.
"Learn the Signs. Act Early." is a public awareness campaign launched by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners to increase the understanding of developmental milestones and the importance of acting early when a possible delay is noticed. The earlier a child with a developmental delay receives appropriate assessment and intervention, the more likely the child is to reach full potential.
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation's mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism; to fund education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism; and to serve as a clearinghouse and communications center for new programs and services developed for individuals with autism.
Easter Seals has been providing services and support to children and adults with disabilities, and to the families who love them, for more than 85 years, and today it is the country's leading provider of services for people with autism. Over the last 20 years, Easter Seals has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people with autism the organization serves -- both through its services developed specifically for people with autism and through services that include children and adults with autism among other service recipients.
The mission of First Signs is to ensure the best developmental outcome for every child by promoting awareness regarding the most important and often overlooked aspects of development: social, emotional, and communication. Their goals are to improve screening and referral practices and to lower the age at which young children are identified with autism and other developmental disorders.
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 Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001-the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR's seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.
Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN) is a non-profit, community-based organization founded to respond to the needs in the underserved segment of the special needs population, primarily as it relates to autism. SNN's mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults.
The Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children with social disabilities, usually focusing on the issues of diagnosis and intervention. The clinic is headed by Fred Volkmar, M.D., and Ami Klin, Ph.D., two of the most respected experts in the field of autism, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs).