Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
Not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism.
The Autism Consortium catalyzes rapid advances in understanding of autism by fostering collaboration among families, researchers, clinicians, and donors. Our mission is to improve the care of children and families affected by autism and other neurological disorders.
Autism National Committee
Autism National Committee is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism" through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. The organization was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior.
Autism Research Institute (ARI)
Founded in 1967 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI conducts and fosters scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. One of ARI's primary projects, DAN! conferences which is sharing information and ideas toward defeating autism as quickly as possible.
Autism Society of America (ASA)
ASA exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Autistica is the largest charity in the United Kingdom raising funds in medical research that will improve diagnosis, advance new treatments and discover the causes of autism. Autistica believes that this research will ultimately bring real benefits to people with autism and their families.
The Color of Autism Foundation
We are a Non-Profit (501 c3) organization committed to educating and assisting African American families with Autistic children. Autism affects children of every race, ethnic group and socioeconomic status. African-American children are frequently confronted with late diagnosis or misdiagnosis. African American Autism Support is Vital to the development of underserved children. Our goal is to help families identify the warning signs of autism early on.
Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
The mission of the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is to award grants to programs that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation encompasses developing, identifying, supporting and supervising exemplary programs.
Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism
The primary goal of the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism is to promote awareness and support families affected by autism spectrum disorders. They are committed to funding organizations that provide direct services, family support grants, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities with the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and other professionals dedicated to providing Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.
First Signs is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders. The organization provides a wealth of resources ranging from healthy development to concerns about a child: from the screening and referral process, to treatments for autism spectrum disorders. Their stated goal is to improve screening and referral practices and to lower the age at which young children are identified with autism and other developmental disorders.
Generation Rescue was formed in 2005 by parents of children who have been diagnosed with childhood neurological disorders including autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities. Their belief is that most of these conditions are environmental illnesses that can be treated through biomedical intervention.
HollyRod Foundation for Help and Hope
The HollyRod Foundation was started by Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete to give a voice and a hand to those striving for quality of life when theirs has been diminished due to disease or disorders.
International Autism Organizations
Worldwide there are thousands of autism organizations offering information, resources and services. Autism Speaks would like to acknowledge Action for Autism for their hard work in organizing this list, and thank them for sharing this important tool with us and the global community.
International Mental Health Research Organization
Leading brain science for a better world. The IMHRO is a leading mental health charity committed to supporting research to help people with brain diseases, and ultimately find cures for schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
National Association Of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism
The United Voice of the Autism Residential Services Community. Lists member agencies and courses. Goals are to promote best practices and quality standards through training, open access to underserved populations, exchange information members and partners to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
National Autism Association (NAA)
NAA's mission is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. They aim to educate society that autism is not a lifelong incurable genetic disorder but one that is biomedically definable and treatable. Their efforts include raising public and professional awareness of environmental toxins as causative factors in neurological damage that often results in an autism or related diagnosis.
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
OAR was created in 2001 by parents and grandparents who shared a common belief that applied research would answer the questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus.
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Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
SARRC is a nonprofit, community-based organization in Phoenix, Arizona, dedicated to research, education and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families. SARRC undertakes self-directed research, serves as a satellite site for national and international projects, and provides up-to-date information, training and assistance to families and professionals about autism.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
TACA 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.
Train4Autism is a foundation dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically-active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with autism and their families.
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