*Inclusion of websites is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily indicate an endorsement of their contents.
Heartspring Parent Information and Training Program - This free monthly program serves to further knowledge of autism for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Professionals covering a wide spectrum of specializations will address topics in areas including speech pathology, applied behavior analysis, augmentative communication, psychological services and community support. All sessions take place on the Heartspring campus.
The Autism Society of America - The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
First Signs - First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.
Wrightslaw - Understanding the law in regards to children with disabilities is crucial. Wrightslaw has it all covered, from federal to state issues ranging from Individual Educational Programs to behavior plans, inclusion, and much more.
Disabilityinfo.gov - What is the government doing about autism, and how can you keep up to date with the latest information? This portal of information is about specialized programs, resources and research regarding disabilities.
Autism Asperger Publishing Company - An independent publisher specializing in books on autism spectrum disorders based on the latest research on autism, Asperger syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders.
OASIS - Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
Autism Speaks - An advocacy website, autism speaks recently merged with the National Association for Autism Research.
Autismasperger.net - serves to build greater awareness of the autism spectrum and in particular, Asperger Syndrome. It joins other websites with this same focus and will work together with them toward strengthening our community of people on the autism spectrum.
Do2Learn - Free teacher and parent materials along with printable picture cards, activities, homework helpers and more.
TEACCH - TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped CHildren) is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders. Established in the early 1970s by Eric Schopler and colleagues, the TEACCH program has worked with thousands of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Autism Notes - This site was founded as a place for the ENTIRE autism spectrum disorder community to find resources and share stories.
Autism Games - Games that young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders will play. Video models of games that parents can watch and learn from and young children can watch and imitate. Tips and strategies for making games and play more educational and more fun.
SEN Teacher - Free teaching resources for Special Education.
National Autism Resources - The goal of the National Autism Resources is to make the world a little easier for the autistic community. We strive to empower our community by providing excellent autism resources. We offer hundreds of autism DVD's, books, therapy products, teaching resources, learning toys and games as well as easy to understand information and helpful links.
The Gray Center - Website dedicated to social learning and understanding, founded by the creator of social stories, Carol Gray.
Social Thinking - The leading expert in the field of Social Skills, Michelle Garcia Winner offers information to parents and educators in regards to pro-social behavior, and much more.
The Ultimate Autism Guide provides resources for parents and professionals.
The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning. This dedication has been operationalized in the collaborative work on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) of 12 partner organization representatives, nine national and state technical assistance providers, and a number of state and local organizations and agencies. Members of this ASD collaborative work group represent a range of roles at all levels of the education system as well as coming from geographic locations from across the United States. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), these partners form a community with the potential to transform the way we work.
Visit the Autism Connection, a blog written by Connie Erbert, Director of CARE and Autism Outreach.