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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.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This group provides services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and advocates for people with communication disabilities.
Autism Research Institute (ARI)
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
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.
Autism Society of America (ASA)
The mission of ASA is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
This Web site provides information and lists programs dedicated to educating children with special needs.
CDC: Learn the Signs. Act Early
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.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.