Autism Information and Advocacy
| Autism Speaks
|| Family oriented autism advocacy and information. Creators of an excellent kit, the First 100 Days Kit -
that is designed to assist families in getting the
critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism
Autism Society of
Autism advocacy website that features up-to-date news, a calendar
of events, resources and information.
Autism Society of Vermont
mission of the Autism Society of Vermont is to provide information and
support to Vermonters with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families,
service providers and other interested citizens, and to advocate for
the right of each person with Autism and their families to a fulfilling
life within the community
|Vermont Autism Task Force
The mission of the Vermont Autism Task Force is "to coordinate
the efforts of interested parties who serve individuals with autism
spectrum disorders and their families, and to promote the
implementation of best practices throughout the state of Vermont."
Includes the Vermont Autism White Paper and a toolkit of excellent
Asperger Association of New England
Provides advocacy and support to individuals with Asperger Syndrome/"High Functioning Autism" and their families. Includes support groups, training opportunities, online support groups, employment assistance; legislative advocacy and family grants.
| Autism Votes
|This site is dedicated to tracking and disseminating information on legislative action on autism spectrum disorder
issues. Particularly geared toward insurance coverage initiatives on the state and
| Understanding Asperger's Syndrome: A Professor's Guide
|| For college bound individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This site includes a 12-minute presentation from Organization for Autism Research's
(OAR), is designed to help college-bound students with autism spectrum disorder (particularly Asperger Syndrome or HFA) by familiarizing professors and other college personnel with the unique traits of the learner.
| Vermont Family Network
| Vermont Department of Education Parent Resource Page
|| Links for legal resources, alternate assessment, IEP decision making process, parent rights, and special education guide.
| Wrightslaw - Special Education Law & Advocacy
- || Information on special education law and advocacy.
At this site you
may sign up for a newsletter on special education law which is easy to
understand for the lay person. Much of their materials is written from
the perspective of the parent. Some nice publications, including From
Emotions to Advocacy are available for download from this site.|
| Center on Disability and Inclusion|| A University of Vermont division whose mission is "to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through research, training, and community services"|