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This page includes government and private organizations that offer information about autism.


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  • 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
    • The Autism Experience: Understanding Autism The Autism Society works to improve the lives of people on the autism spectrum and their loved ones through their network of local affiliates. This page describes autism, including characteristics and early signs.
    • Screening and Diagnosis: Identifying Autism This page describes the differences between a medical diagnosis and a school evaluation. The page also describes screening and co-occurring medical conditions.
    • New Autism Diagnosis In this section, Autism Society provides a background on autism through the lifespan and prevalence. The page also provides links to services and support networks.
  • 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.
  • World Health Organization
    • Autism This page highlights several key facts about autism, such as the worldwide prevalence, potential causes, the importance of assessment and interventions, and human rights issues. The page also describes WHO’s 2014 resolution on autism, which was supported by more than 60 countries.
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