Autism education resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ autism web site discusses autism’s characteristics and gives resources for parents, families, and professionals. It includes general resources and education materials.
The mission of the Autism Institute is to promote advances in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders and support national and state initiatives to build and sustain high-quality educational services.
The Autism Science Foundation is a nonprofit corporation intended 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.
The Autism Society is a grassroots autism organization that aims to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across their lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
The Council of Administrators of Special Education is an international professional educational organization that is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children, whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The group’s mission is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that affect the quality of education.
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an online project bringing together tens of thousands of people affected by autism spectrum disorders and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. Individuals with ASD and their families can share information in a secure setting to become part of an online autism research effort in the United States. The data collected by IAN both facilitates scientific research and empowers community leaders to advocate for improved services and resources.
The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) coordinates all efforts within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning autism spectrum disorder.