Organizations, Foundations, Services and Resources
(Virginia and National)
Commonwealth Autism Service’s mission is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services to maximize the potential and quality of life of each Virginian with autism across the lifespan.
The Virginia Autism Resource Center’s mission is to provide training, case consultation, and information to parents and staff serving individuals with autism and related disorders.
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.
Formerly The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) who partnered with Autism Research Institute (ARI), this website has changed its focus to “Autism Collaboration” — “A new research initiative with parents as partners which melds scientists and stakeholders in a novel research program.” The website includes:
Autism Research Institute (Inclusive of DAN–Defeat Autism Now–and their clinical protocol)
Autism Society of America
The National Autism Society
SAR (Schafer Autism Report)
TACA (Talk About Treating Autism)
The National Autism Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders.
Education and Interventions
If you have logged onto this site, it is most likely as a result of your experience with, or interest in educating children with autism
using principles of ABA
Teaching Children with Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis
The principles of ABA
have been around for quite some time, and have myriad uses outside the scope of teaching children with autism
can be the basis of ...
ABA Autism Therapy l Bridges for Children with Autism l Autism Videos
Autism training and teaching videos and information on behavior analysis. ABA Autism
Therapy Teaching Behavior Training Videos for children with autism.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication handicapped Children, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their mission is to To enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community; To provide exemplary services throughout North Carolina to individuals with autism and their families and those who serve and support them; and As a member of the University community, to generate knowledge; to integrate clinical services with relevant theory and research; and to disseminate information about theory, practice, and research on autism through training and publications locally, nationally and internationally.
This is the home of The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) that was developed in 1985 as a unique augmentative/ alternative training package that teaches children and adults with autism and other communication deficits to initiate communication. It is also home to the Pyramid Approach to Education that is a unique teaching method that establishes effective learning environments for children and adults with autism or related developmental disabilities and severe learning impairments.
Books, Publications and Materials
The Autism Asperger Publishing Company’s books and publications offer practical resources that parents, teachers or daycare providers need to offer meaningful, stimulating activities for individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders.
This is the online home of the Autism Resource Network, a one-of-a-kind Book Store that is packed with merchandise and information for individuals with ASD and those who love, care