Autism Special Needs Factsheet
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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.
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.
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
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.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.
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.
KidsHealth in the Classroom
Free PreK-12 lesson plans, aligned to National Health Education Standards and based on expert-approved, age-appropriate articles.
U.S. News Education
This site offers information about careers, colleges and graduate schools, and financial aid.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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)
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.