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Web SiteWrightslaw
http://www.wrightslaw.com/This link will open in a new window.
This site provides information about advocacy for children with disabilities.

OrganizationAutism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.orgThis link will open in a new window.
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.

OrganizationAutism Research Institute (ARI)
http://www.autism.com/This link will open in a new window.
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/This link will open in a new window.
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.

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

OrganizationAutism Society of America (ASA)
http://www.autism-society.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The mission of ASA is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families.

OrganizationAmerican Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
http://www.aota.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The AOTA website provides national and regional news and information about occupational therapy and related issues.

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

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