Autism Link 

AutismLink feels you shouldn’t have to pay for information and you shouldn’t have to pay to get to know other families in your area who have children with autism. Since over 80% of American families have access to the internet, they put it on the web — for free. They gather information from ALL organizations and put it in one place and offer a way to meet and talk to other parents in your geographical area.

 

More at: AutismLink.com

 

North Star 

Creating a service dog placement for a child with autism differs from creating placements between service dogs and physically challenged adults. From puppy hood on, the philosophy of training the dog and the timetable for placement has to be tailored to the unique needs of the child and move in tandem with the dog's natural development.

 

More at:  NorthStarDogs.com

 

 

 Helpful LINKS 

Easter Seals 

​Easter Seals provides state-of-the-state reports of autism services for all 50 states, highlighting the number of children with autism who have received the state’s special education services, state insurance coverage for autism, Medicaid services for individuals with autism, programs for students with ASD, other state-led resources, and sponsors of autism legislation.

 

More at:  EasterSeals.com

Adaptive 

Adventures  

​All adaptive sports and recreation programs are by their nature, community based. Adaptive Adventures offers programs and services in many communities and locations around the country often through collaborating with other local providers of services for the disabled.

 

More at:  AdaptiveAdventures.org

 

 

Interacting 

with Autism

A web site that offers a rich array of resources including "Vocies from the spectrum," "The Parent Perspective," "Sensory Issues," "Causes," "Diagnosis," "Prevalence," and a wide-reaching media data-base

 

 

More at: InteractingWithAutism.com

Autism Speaks 

 

Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  

 

 

More at: AutismSpeaks.org

Shared Abilities

 

Shared Abilities is an online community for SHARING information about special needs & celebrating all we are ABLE to accomplish! With current news, more than 100 discussion groups where members can post questions and share information, and a provider directory, Shared Abilities is a place to go, get info, and connect. Shared Abilities is for anyone touched by the special needs world: people with special needs, their family & friends as well as therapists, educators, and more.

 

More at:  SharedAbilities.com

Habri Central

Habri Central provides resources for the study of the human-animal bond including a library, discussion group, latest resources, blogs and upcoming events.

 

More at:  HabriCentral.org

 

 

Canine

Companions

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. 

 

More at: CCI.org

Child Mind Institute 

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. The organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers.The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

 

More at:  ChildMind.org

Autism Society

 

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We 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.

 

More at:  AutismSociety.org