Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible. Here, you can read about autism spectrum disorders, as well as CDC research projects at the federal, state, and local levels; find the most current information regarding the prevalence of autism or the association between vaccines and autism; and access interactive tools for parents on detection and community awareness materials

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National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The NIMH aims to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain, and behavior. Their website includes information on autism and a detailed booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments is available.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. They have created a web page with information and resources about autism spectrum disorders. Here, you can find practical tips, fact sheets, and links to websites that offer free, high quality resources for providers and families.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has outlined information covering various forms of treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Visit this website for pertinent scientific evidence, expert opinion, and client/caregiver perspective.

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Psychology Today

Psychology Today hosts a platform for families to look for autism therapists by state. A family can select different criteria that they would like in the services, including: issues involved, gender of therapist, age range treated, and therapy type.

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Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN's supporters include autistic adults and youth, those with other distinct neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators, and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the autism spectrum. Their activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research and the development of autistic cultural activities, and other opportunities for autistic people to engage with others on the spectrum.

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Watch Me Learn

Watch Me Learn is a video series that was developed by a mother to teach children on the autism spectrum critical everyday skills. Using an effective learning concept, this video series focuses on social interaction, attention skills, play, building language (especially labeling), understanding gestures and developing imitation skills. The program is approved by National Autism Association and ABLLS-R.

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MedlinePlus covers topics including: news from the National Institute of Health; overview of autism; diagnosis/symptoms; treatment; alternative therapy; rehabilitation/recovery; coping; specific conditions; related issues; clinical trials; genetics; research; directories; organizations; statistics; children; and teenagers.

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Wrong Planet

Wrong Planet is a web community designed for individuals (as well as their parents/professionals) with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. Wrong Planet provides a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chat room for real-time communication with other persons with Asperger's Syndrome.

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