National Organizations

National Organizations

Autism Society of America offers a wealth of information including a directory of local chapters, current research, an e-newsletter, programs and support, daily tips, and even a list of sensory friendly films. www.autism

Autism Speaks is particularly helpful in disseminating information about legislation that relates to autism and how to become involved on a local level.

Autism Research Institute conveys information about science behind the cause of and treatments for autism. It informs about triggers of autism as well as methods of diagnosis and treating autism. The site is aimed at individuals, families and health care providers and lists how parents rate various treatments.

DAN, Defeat Autism Now is dedicated to the exploration, evaluation, and dissemination of scientifically documented biomedical interventions for individuals within the autism spectrum, through the collaborative efforts of clinicians, researchers and parents. This site provides a list of clinicians using the DAN approach, alerts forDAN conferences and addresses the physiological disorders and medical conditions that lie at the core of autistic disorders.

Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, physicans and parent volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism.

National Autism Association offers free printable brochures. The site contains a wealth of information from greening schools to keeping marriages together. The site also offers links to conferences, fund-raisers, national news videos, nutrition information, more.

Talk About Curing Autism provides information, resources and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.

Unlocking Autism offers links to a parent to parent network, articles about autism in the news, congressional testimonies and more. The site also sponsors a blog.

Autism Bookstore: this site offers over 600 titles related to autism, reader recommendations, software, DVD’s and general merchandise.

Children of Destiny is a website by Jack and Rebecca Sytsema, ordained ministers. They seek to bring together the traditional science and medicine with recently developed and recognized treatments and therapies to testablish the preeminent center for treatment, education and research for the cure of autism and other developmental disabilities. The Sytsemas firmly hold to the belief that the most powerful intervention they have brought into the life of Nicholas, their son who has autism, has been to give him over to God and allow Him to order their steps concerning their son.

Autism Votes informs about what is currently happening in the legislature, insurance reform, and more, plus offers links to information about how to become politically involved.

Age of Autism is a “daily web newspaper of the autism epidemic,” offering news an information on a wide range of topics related to autism including finances, vaccines, research, legal cases, nutritional supplements and more.

Autism Hangout reports news and compiles facts and community-submitted personal experiences to discern how to best deal with the daily challenges of autism.

The Autism Network for Dietary Interventions states that its purpose is to help parents understand, implement and maintain dietary intervention for their autistic children. The site offers a wide range of information on dietary interventions.