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. http://www.autismspeaks.org
To find out more about Autism:
The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) provides information about autism
to 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. http://www.autism.org
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. http://www.ct-asrc.org
FEAT of CT--Parent/teacher organization Good CT state info., resources, articles (mostly regarding ABA) http://www.CTFEAT.ORG
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 DisorderEaster Seals Coastal Fairfield County 733 Summer Street Stamford CT 06901
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.
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) http://Policeandautism.cjb.net
Dennis Debbaudt- A new site about autism risk management http://www.autismriskmanagement.com/
Autism Society of America: Parent/Teacher site with a good variety of helpful information http://www.autism-society.org
CT Parent Advocacy Center: Parent/Teacher site for CT specific information on new laws, regulations, research, support, groups for all disabilities. Good newsletter. http://www.cpacinc.org
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. http://seriweb.com/autism.htm
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. http://www.autismsocietyofct.org/
CT. Department of Developmental Services: Provide a variety of supports and programs within the state of CT to individuals with intellectual disabilities and recently, adults with ASD. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. http://www.mchlibrary.info/
TalkAutism: A communication service shared by many organi-zations who access a common database of resource directories, distance learning library, and special message boards. http://www.talkautism.com/
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. http://www.info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism
Here are some interesting articles for parents: