Websites and Resources for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Speaks--An organization dedicated to funding global biomedical 
research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to 
raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, 
families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the 
hardships of this disorder. Autism Speaks is committed to raising the funds 
necessary to support these goals.
To find out more about Autism:
The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) provides information about autism 
parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various 
therapeutic interventions. Their research is in collaboration with the 
Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California.

CT. Autism Spectrum Resource Center:  Non-profit organization in Connecticut 
that serves individuals with ASDs, their family members, and the 
professionals who work with them. Provides a variety of services including 
family support, training opportunities for both parents and professionals, 
development of new resources in the state, advocacy training, sibling 
support, community awareness, a comprehensive education network, and 
education around important legislative issues.

FEAT of CT--Parent/teacher organization Good CT state info., resources, 
articles (mostly regarding ABA)

The Special Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC works with the CT State Department of Education's Bureau of Special Education and Pupil Services to provide training and professional development workshops, lectures, conferences and technical assistance to CT teachers and the families they serve. "Focus on Autism" is a series of trainings developed each year specifically about ASD.

Developmental Disabilities CenterABA Home Services for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Easter Seals Coastal Fairfield County                                                                                                                                                         733 Summer Street Stamford CT 06901  

5 Doctoral Level BCBAs Supervising Home Programs
We accept insurance and DDS (private pay option available)
The Developmental Disabilities Center will assist families of children with autism to access their           insurance or Medicaid in order to receive consultation and direct care at home.
The clinic is affiliated with Yale Child Study and does full diagnostic evaluations.
Contact Dr Thomas Zwicker, Ph.D., BCBA-D at for more information.

Dennis Debbaudt--Articles on Autism and situations involving the 
police/safety preparedness.  Important and useful site with a lot of family 
tips and information for first responders (police, EMTs, fire)

Dennis Debbaudt-  A new site about autism risk management

Autism Society of America:  Parent/Teacher site with a good variety of 
helpful information

CT Parent Advocacy Center:  Parent/Teacher site for CT specific information 
on new laws, regulations, research, support, groups for all disabilities.  
Good newsletter.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI): A collection of Internet 
accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields 
related to Special Education. Great links to other sites.

ASCONN: Autism Society of CT: serving as a statewide autism resource, 
providing grants to families who may need financial assistance, and raising 
awareness of autism. Great conference in April.

CT. Department of Developmental Services: Provide a variety of supports and 
programs within the state of CT to individuals with intellectual 
and recently, adults with ASD.

Maternal and Child Health Library: Provides up-to-date information on health 
related topics and research.  Offers a selection of current, high-quality 
resources about ASD identification and intervention which has been compiled 
by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University.

TalkAutism: A communication service shared by many organi-zations who access 
a common database of resource directories, distance learning library, and 
special message boards.

Yale Child Study Clinic: This clinic builds on a long tradition of research 
and service at Yale for children and adolescents with autism and related 
disorders and their families.Offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary 
evaluations for children with social disabilities, usually focusing on the 
issues of diagnosis and intervention. Provides a range of services for 
children with pervasive developmental disorders.

Here are some interesting articles for parents:

This is a great site for help with calming a child with Autism:

Ross Dyann,
Dec 2, 2011, 12:37 PM