National Resources

Published: Tuesday, 16 July 2013 Written by Dawn Marcotte

Here is a list of national web resources. Many of them will have local chapters to provide support for families impacted by autism. Click on the link to go to that specific website.


Autism Beacon

Whether you’re looking for more information or for assistance in your area, let AutismBeacon be your guide.

Autism Learn

We are dedicated to making visually structured activities designed to help develop multiple skills for persons with autism.

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 Now

The nation's source for resources and information on community based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, and their families. A national initiative of ARC.

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

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.

Child Autism Parent Café: List of Autism Organizations in the US

This is an alphabetical list of organizations throughout the US that are available to provide help and support for families dealing with autism.

Healing Thresholds
Provides updates on research and other news in treating Autism

Interactive Autism Network

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an innovative online project bringing together tens of thousands of people affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. Individuals with an ASD and their families can share information in a secure setting to become part of the largest online autism research effort. The data collected by IAN both facilitates scientific research and empowers autism community leaders to advocate for improved services and resources. In addition, anyone impacted by an ASD can become part of IAN's online community to stay informed about autism research and make their voices heard.

National Autism Resources

National Autism Resources was born from a dream to make the world a little easier for people living on the spectrum and their family members. I often mentioned helpful products and afterwards I was often overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to purchase these items as well as questions parents had about different therapy options and what they could do at home to help their kids.

In 2007 I began looking for a way to share what I had learned and with the help of a group of dedicated business mentors, in 2008 National Autism Resources was born. We provide easy to understand information, helpful links, and affordable books, games, toys and therapy products for people on the spectrum.


Northwest Autism Foundation

Our mission at the Northwest Autism Foundation is to improve the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders through the mobilization of resources and by championing innovative solutions.

The original goal of NWAF was to “provide education, resources and information to parents, family, friends, caregivers and professionals treating children on the autism spectrum on a donation only basis.” Shortly after its inception, NWAF expanded its goals to include facilitating early diagnosis and effective treatment for individuals with ASD.


Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

The 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).

Practical Autism Resources

Practical Autism Resources was established by Kathryn Whitaker, Linda Mulley and Chris Knippenberg in 2009 in order to provide services and resources to the dedicated individuals who work with children with autism.

Psychology Today Therapists

Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers in the United States and Canada.

Most recently, we have adopted a Lifespan Framework to help conceptualize and direct our ongoing efforts.

Talk About Autism

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism


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