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Autism Special Needs Factsheet

Autism Special Needs Factsheet

Additional Resources

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Autism 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.

Family Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

Autism 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

Autism 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.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
http://www.pta.org
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.

Office 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.

KidsHealth in the Classroom
http://kidshealth.org/classroom
Free PreK-12 lesson plans, aligned to National Health Education Standards and based on expert-approved, age-appropriate articles.

U.S. News Education
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
This site offers information about careers, colleges and graduate schools, and financial aid.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
NIMH offers information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, and supports research to help those with mental illness.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
http://www.nasponline.org
The mission of the NASP is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

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