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OrganizationAutism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Speaks is committed to facilitating research that will uncover the causes of autism, develop effective biomedical treatments, and hasten the discovery of a cure.

OrganizationEaster Seals
http://www.easter-seals.org
Easter Seals is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services provider dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs gain greater independence.

OrganizationAutism Research Institute (ARI)
http://www.autism.com/
The ARI is a nonprofit organization devoted to conducting research on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. Contact them at: Autism Research Institute 4182 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 Fax: (619) 563-6840

Web SiteCDC: Learn the Signs. Act Early
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/
The CDC has launched a campaign to help parents recognize the milestones kids should reach in how they play, learn, speak, and act, between birth and the time they are 5 years old. If parents learn the milestones, they'll be able to spot any developmental problems, and get their kids any help they may need.

OrganizationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/
This group provides services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and advocates for people with communication disabilities.

OrganizationOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html
This Web site provides information and lists programs dedicated to educating children with special needs.

OrganizationAutism Society of America (ASA)
http://www.autism-society.org
The mission of ASA is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.

OrganizationIndividuals with Disabilities Education Act
http://idea.ed.gov/
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.