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Autism Collaboration   Autism Collaboration brings together the most experienced autism advocacy organizations in the country. The autism community needs a new research paradigm that embraces the knowledge and expertise of parents who live with this disease on a daily basis. The A+ Research Initiative would serve to inform, solicit, review and fund autism research initiatives following the guiding principal of helping the most kids the most quickly!

Autism Guide by Lisa Jo Rudy

 
Lisa Jo Rudy is the mother of Tommy, age 14, diagnosed with PDD-NOS. She is also a professional writer, researcher and consultant. Lisa and her videographer/photographer husband, Peter, live in Massachusetts. Their son, Tom, is homeschooled and their daughter, Sara, attends public school. Lisa is the author of the book "Get Out, Explore and Have Fun:How Families of Children With Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most Out of Community Activities," published in May, 2010 from Jessica Kingsley Press. She is available as a speaker for conferences and events, and may be contacted at lisa@lisarudy.com for specific details. There are many facts and information about AUTISM-Signs, Symptoms, Treatments, Resources, & Support for Autism. http://autism.about.com/

Autism Link

Our mission is to provide opportunities for inclusion, information, and support; to keep parents, family members of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and autistic individuals apprised of news and information, help them in their quest for services, and also in their quest for camaraderie with others in the autism community. We seek to directly help parents by providing opportunities for support, diagnosis, therapeutic services, inclusion and information, free of charge.

Autism Research Institute
 
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. For more than 40 years, ARI has devoted its work to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the triggers of autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating autism. We provide research-based information to parents and professionals around the world.

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.

Autism Speaks

At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are 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. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.

Advance Biomedical Treatment Center
 
Avon Therapeutic Center is a multifaceted medical office established to provide comprehensive treatment modalities and therapeutic programs for children and adults with special  needs - includes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism-related disorders.

Bureau of Autism Services
 
Our mission is to develop and manage services and supports to enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and to support their families and caregivers. The Bureau of Autism Services, BAS, will carry out its mission through the creation and administration of adult service delivery models, through the development of resources to support individuals with autism and their families, and through collaboration with other DPW offices and government agencies.

CDC Autism

ASDs are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 110 children in the U.S have an ASD. CDC is working to find out how many children have ASDs, discover the risk factors, and raise awareness of the signs.

Division Teacch
 
TEACCH 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.  TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported employment.  In addition, TEACCH conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines.  Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies.

Earthly Angels Autism Fund
 
The Earthly Angels Autism Fund's MISSION is to proactively increase autism awareness; provide funding to qualified nonprofit organizations for autistic services, support programs and education; and to bring hope to those families who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

Kidsource
 
On behalf of children with learning disabilities, in 1964, a group of concerned parents formed the Learning Disabilities Association. It is the only national organization devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning problems. LDA has 50 state affiliates with more than 775 local chapters. Membership totals are 60,000, including parents, professionals from many sectors, and concerned citizens.

Parent to Parent of PA

Parent To Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents and family members of children and adults with disabilities or special needs, to supporting parents, on a one on one basis, according to conditions or concerns. Some of these include, but are not limited to: physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, special health care needs, behavioral/mental health care concerns, foster care or adoption, and educational issues.

PaTTAN
 
PaTTAN is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education working in partnership with families and local education agencies to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement.

Pennsylvania First Signs
 
The Pennsylvania First Signs program was launched in April 2005 in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Pennsylvania Center for Autism and Development Disability Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE), Chester County Intermediate Unit, and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Here we provide information about the program, links to articles in the press, and numerous Web-related disability resources for Pennsylvania.

POAC
 
POAC, formed in 1999 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has a proven track record of providing services to children and adults with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Since its inception POAC has provided training, services, outreach and support for thousands of people throughout New Jersey and across the country. The vast majority of these services are provided 100% free of charge. In addition, POAC funded the first statewide program for the early detection of and intervention for children with autism. POAC has partnered with universities and treatment centers to form programs that include researched-based procedures which have proven to be effective for those with autism. While many organizations exist to find a cause and cure for this developmental disability, POAC has focused its attention and resources on how best to help the children and families who are struggling with autism today. POAC strives to help individuals with autism achieve their highest potential in their homes, schools and communities.

SAFE's Facebook page
 
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Vaccine Information Coalition (VIC).
 
Autism is 1 in 67 children today and it's impossible to have a genetic epidemic! Please learn from our mistake and educate BEFORE you vaccinate! For more information visit www.vacinfo.org or call 800-939-8227