Websites and Programs
This page includes government and private organizations that offer information about autism.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder The CDC is responsible for tracking the prevalence rate of autism and strives to identify autism as early as possible. This website includes a wide variety of information, such as screening and diagnosis and data and statistics.
- Kid's Quest: Autism Kid's Quest guides children through an activity to learn more about autism. This page provides facts about autism and suggests ways to learn more.
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder NICHD researches the causes of autism, how to recognize the early signs, and interventions. This page gives an overview of ASD.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
- Communication Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder NIDCD conducts research on the basic science of autism and tests behavioral interventions. This page explains how ASD can affect communication and describes interventions that help improve communication skills.
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- Autism NIEHS studies environmental factors that are thought to contribute to the development of autism. This page provides an overview of these factors and describes large-scale studies.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder NIMH supports research and clinical trials investigating the underlying basis of autism, new approaches to screening, effective interventions, and other topics related to ASD. This NIMH page describes signs of autism, underlying biology, diagnosis, and interventions.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Information Page NINDS conducts research to better understand the neurological basis of autism and to improve early identification and interventions. This page provides an overview of autism.
- National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
- About Autism NHGRI focuses on advances in genomics research. This page describes the role of genetics in autism.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Autism Information The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. This page provides an overview of autism and links to additional information.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus
- Autism Spectrum Disorder The NLM provides an overview of autism as well as resources such as health tools, statistics and research, and information on clinical trials.
Private and Non-Profit
- Alliance for Genetic Etiologies in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism (AGENDA)
- Scientific Presentations to Families AGENDA strives to improve outcomes for individuals with all forms of autism by fostering a genetics-first approach to autism research, and by strengthening collaborations among organizations representing genetically-defined disorders associated with autism. This page links to recorded meetings that share information about families, scientific updates, and resources.
- Scientific Resources This page links to information on the importance of families in genetics research, genetic registries, and activities of partner organizations.
- Autism/Asperger Network (AANE)
- Asperger/Autism Spectrum Diagnosis in Adults AANE provides information, education, community, support for autistic individuals, families, and professionals. This page includes information about obtaining an autism diagnosis in adulthood.
- Autism Navigator
- Virtual Community The Autism Navigator Virtual Community for Families provides an opportunity for families who are concerned about their child’s social communication or possible ASD diagnosis to connect with each other and professionals.
- Webinars This webinar series provides information about features and early signs of autism in babies and toddlers. Registration is required.
- Autism Science Foundation
- What is Autism? The Autism Science Foundation provides funding to autism researchers. This page includes an overview of autism, signs and characteristics, diagnosis, and intervention options.
- Autism Society
- Autism Speaks
- What is Autism? Autism Speaks works to promote the awareness and acceptance of autism, provide resources for families, and fund research. This page gives an overview of autism and provides toolkits on how to get an evaluation if you believe your child may have autism.
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- About Autism The Autistic Self Advocacy Network was created by autistic people and for autistic people. This page provides an overview of typical characteristics of autism.
- New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJACE)
- What is Autism? This page describes a strengths-based model of autism. This model redefines autism using a community-based platform that allows multidisciplinary collaboration that includes autistic people.
- Podcasts NJACE hosts a podcast series called Autism Thinks. The series aims to change perspectives on autism. Click your favorite podcast platform for a full playlist.
- Spectrum News
- Autism 101 Spectrum provides news on advances in autism research. This section of their website includes a collection of articles answering common questions about autism, such as how autism is diagnosed, the role of genetics and the environment in causation, what co-occurring conditions accompany autism, and more.