For Parents

The following list of online resources includes links to disability news, research, service resources, and family support.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment

http://www.asatonline.org/ 

A well-respected, comprehensive website that tackles the array of considerations surrounding autism treatment. Our website is the go-to source for research summaries of the full array of autism treatments for families and professionals to make informed choices before considering treatment options.

Autism Research Institute
https://www.autism.com/

The mission of the Autism Research Institute is to improve the health and wellbeing of people on the autism spectrum through research and the education of professionals, those who are affected, and their families.

Autism Speaks
https://www.autismspeaks.org/ 

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.

The Center for Parent Information and Resources 
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ 

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Disability.gov
https://www.disability.gov/
  
The U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.

Disability Scoop
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/ 

Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities.

Organization for Autism Research
http://www.researchautism.org/ 

Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.

Social Security Disability Resource Center
http://www.ssdrc.com/ 

The goal of SSDRC.COM, the Social Security Disability Resource Center, is to inform readers about how the Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish.

Wrong Planet

http://wrongplanet.net/about-wrong-planet/ 

Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and more.

Yale University Understanding Autism
http://autism.yale.edu/

The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States' first undergraduate course of its kind. This websitemakes all of the lecture content and supporting materials available online for free for anyone who desires to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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