Links - Autism / PDD
Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
ASAT is committed to science as the most objective, time-tested and reliable approach to discerning between safe, effective autism treatments, and those that are harmful or ineffective. ASAT supports all scientifically sound research on the prevention, treatment and cure of autism, as well as all treatments for autism that are shown to be effective through solid scientific research, regardless of discipline or domain.
Autism Around the Globe
An interactive web-based project of the NLM Family Foundation which focuses on raising public awareness of how autism affects those in different parts of the world.
Autism Canada Foundation
Frustrated by the lack of representation, in Canada, of all effective treatments and therapies for autism, this Foundation decided that Canada needed an organization that provided “uncensored” resources to parents and caregivers, with special emphasis on biomedical treatments.
A portal into an online, worldwide, interactive autism community where people whose lives have been touched by autism spectrum disorders meet to share and discuss the latest news, resources, research, current trends and hot topics about autism spectrums disorders.
An international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of persons with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life.
Website of author Alex Durig. In any formal social organization, what is good for people with autism, is actually functional for the entire organization; therefore, every social organization becomes stronger when it becomes Autism-Friendly.
Integrated Play Groups are designed to support children of diverse ages and abilities on the autism spectrum in natural play experiences with typical peers and siblings within school, home, therapy and community settings. Based on award-winning research, this model has been found to be effective in enhancing reciprocal social interaction, communication, play and imagination in children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s and related social-communicative needs.
Autism Network for Dietary Intervention (ANDI)
ANDI was established by parent researchers, Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi, to help families around the world get started on, and maintain the GF/CF diet. The ANDI mission is simple:To help parents understand, implement and maintain a gluten-and-casein-free diet for their autistic children.
Autism Network Resources for Physicians
A resource website listing links to autism research and related sites that will be of interest to physicians. The goal of this site is to assist the medical community in their efforts to understand autism and study the treatment options available in the hopes that someday, the treatment protocols that prove to be the most beneficial for certain populations with autism are going to be accepted or recommended by the medical community.
News, articles, recipes, open discussion, books, product reviews, tip of the week and more. Very informative website.
Autism On-Line Support Group
A community of family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Autism, together.
Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was 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. We provide information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world.
The Autism Research Unit at the Univeristy of Sunderland
Started in 1982, the unit’s two main aims are to provide a basis for research into the possible causes of autism and to provide an accessible store of traditional and current research information on autism (known as the Autism Research Database).
Autism and School Based Programming
This site has been developed to provide assistants, teachers and special needs administrators with information pertaining to establishing developmentally appropriate programming for students diagnosed with Autism or low-functioning Pervasive Development Disorder.
Autism Society of America
Providing information and education to help in decision-making for people who live and work with individuals with ASD.
Autism Society of Canada
Founded in 1976 by a group of parents in an effort to encourage the formation of autism societies in all provinces and territories and to address national autism issues. Today ASC is the only national autism charitable organization committed to advocacy, public education, information and referral, and provincial development support.
Autism South Africa
The National Body for people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Africa. This body is made up of the regional bodies that are currently providing facilities for children and adults with ASD in South Africa, and are affiliated to Autism South Africa.
Autism Treatment Center of America
Our team of committed teachers combines over 100 years of “real life” experience working with children using The Son-Rise Program®. Over the last 25 years we have worked with more than 22,000 parents and professionals from around the world teaching them a system of treatment and education.
The purpose of Autism Watch is to provide a scientific perspective on the many aspects of autism. This web site is for families of autistic children (including adult children), practitioners treating autistic patients, and anyone else with an interest in autism.
Autism West Midlands (Birmingham, UK)
Aims to improve the quality of life for people with ASD and their families by raising awareness of the condition and by making provision for the individual needs of people with ASD.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
A non profit organization run by and for autistics. ASAN was created to improve the representation of the autistic community in public policy discussions as well as to advance the autistic culture movement.
Awakening Minds – Autism, Special Education and Mental Illness
A social enterprise that strives to debunk stereotypical conceptions about autism, special needs and mental illness/mental wellness.
Barry Prizant has more than 30 years experience as a clinical scholar, researcher and program consultant to young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and their families. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Boy Inside (Film Website)
This website is an online community where families, educators and young people living with Asperger’s can connect. This is the place to share stories, make friends and find support.
Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN)
We monitor the latest developments in early intervention research, policy and practice in Canada and engage all members of the autism community in helping to decide which important and relevant questions need to be addressed now. We work collaboratively to develop new, Canadian research projects that will answer these questions and inform future policy and clinical practice. And we identify and disseminate the best available information on autism with an emphasis on how this knowledge can be turned into practice.
Canadian National Autism Foundation
Promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. Formed in June 2000, by parents of children with autism.
Carly Hatton, a young artist with high-functioning autism, displays samples of her art, lists upcoming shows and much more on her website.
Author/speaker Catherin Faherty’s website about the professional services she offers in the field of autism.
Cooking with Autism
A cooking school for people with Aspergers and other forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder which began in 2002, in response to parents’ request for more support enabling them to keep their adult offspring at home as long as possible. They use intensive teaching methods to raise students’ cooking abilities to impressive levels. Employs a one-on-one teacher-to-student ratio.
A Father’s Perspective on Autism
Blog written by a mental health clinician and father of a daughter with autism. The blog highlights a father’s perspective on a wide range of autism topics.
The Floortime Foundation
To redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges by making the DIR/Floortime model broadly available.
Geneva Centre for Autism
Provides training for professionals and clinical intervention services for children with autism.
National Alliance for Autism Research
The mission of the National Alliance for Autism Research is to fund, promote and accelerate biomedical research and science-based approaches that seek to determine the causes, prevention, effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for autism spectrum disorders. This mission includes providing grants to researchers for innovative, new pilot studies; mentoring fellowships to recruit new researchers to focus on autism; and funding larger, collaborative research programs that have the potential to yield major scientific advances in autism research.
National Fragile X Foundation
The National Fragile X Foundation unites the fragile X community to enrich lives through educational and emotional support, promote public and professional awareness, and advance research toward improved treatments and a cure for fragile X syndrome.
PAPA (Parents & Professionals & Autism), Ireland
Formed in 1989 by a group of concerned parents and professionals. We are a registered charity in N Ireland. PAPA seeks to ensure that people within the Autistic Spectrum and their carers have access to appropriate services, enabling people with Autism to be valued members of their community.
Public Autism Awareness (UK)
This Site is designed for parents, teachers, carers and you.It offers a gentle step by step guide through the interesting and fascinating all consuming world that is Autism. Look upon the site as a signpost, If you have a question about autism or related disorders, we hope that you will find the answer here. If you simply want to talk to others or pass some information on, then you can do that here also.
Site for speaker, author and educator Rebecca Moyes.
The Scottish Society for Autism
A Scottish registered charity established in 1968 and works together with persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, carers, and other organizations, agencies, and individuals in Scotland to provide training in education, care, support and life opportunities for persons of all ages with ASD.
We hope to give you a place to start your search for more information on Autism: diagnosis, support, and treatment. There are some fabulous resources available, and we don’t intend to duplicate those. Instead, we hope to make it easier to find them.
Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic – Autism Program
The Autism Program at Yale is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. This is also one of the leading research centers in the world and recently recognized as a National Institutes of Health AUTISM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE.