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Asperger's Syndrome Education Network: A national non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders.
9 Aspen Circle
Edison, NJ 08820
Autism Science Foundation
The Autism Science Foundation's mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. ASF adheres to rigorous scientific standards. We believe that outstanding research is the greatest gift we can offer our families.
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
veronica.m.zysk [at] gtees.sprint.com
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
The Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders
The mission of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders is a resource and collaborative partner for developing, validating, and delivering effective, innovative training, services, and technical assistance to teachers, other school-based personnel, families, and community service providers in the use of evidence-based practices for individuals ages 3 - 21 with autism spectrum disorders in the state of Connecticut.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
The CT Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.
338 Main Street, Niantic CT 06357
Toll Free 1-800-445-2722
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
A scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS).
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
A national network of state-based advocacy groups for families affected by Learning Disabilities. They have been very supportive of issues surrounding some of the learning difficulties common to children with severe social disability, such as those characterized by Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD).
Executive Director: Ms. Jean Peterson
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
National Autism Center
The National Autism Center is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders. The Center is bringing nationally renowned experts together to establish national treatment standards, model best practices, and conduct applied research, serving as a vital source of information, training, and services.
41 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
info [at] nationalautismcenter.org
OASIS - Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support
A national online support group and resource for parents, professionals, and individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Includes online support boards, chatrooms, as well as publications, resources, and other comprehensive information.
Contacts: Barbara Kirby and Patricia Romanowski Bashe
Yale Child Study Center
The Autism Program at Yale is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. We are also one of the leading research centers in the world and were recently recognized as a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence.
230 South Frontage Rd.
New Haven, CT 06519
betty.litto [at] yale.edu
Yale Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics provides clinical services for children with a range of common developmental and behavioral concerns (such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), enuresis, encopresis, bereavement and other adjustment problems) and their families. Ongoing development of interdisciplinary research, as well as training of fellows, residents and medical students, remains integral to the physicians' work. Current research projects include: predictors of developmental outcome in post-institutionalized internationally adopted children and school-based risk prevention projects.