The Nation’s leading grassroots autism organization exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. The Autism Society of America’s increases public awareness about the issues faced by families living with people on the spectrum, persons on the spectrum and the people who support them. The Autism Society advocates for appropriate service for individuals across the lifespan and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
The National Autism Resource and Information Center is a dynamic and interactive, highly visible and effective central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.
One Place For Special Needs
One Place for Special Needs is a website developed by a parent of two children with special needs, Dawn Villarreal. Her mission is to help families find the resources and services they need. One Place for Special Needs is an information network and social community that allows the disability community to share resources.
Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is a national organization that promotes research, awareness and resources for families. One example of an Autism Speaks resource is the online personalized story. Autism Speaks has partnered with Microsoft Office and the University of Washington Autism Center to provide a series of personalized story PowerPoint templates that parents and professionals can customize to explain social situations http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/office-forms-stories
Autism Women's Network
This website is specific to women on the Autism Spectrum. Many women with autism and the have long advocated that their voices, issues and concerns are different and unique to women. The mission of the Autism Women's Network is to provide effective supports to autistic women and girls of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources.
Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a national organization focused on adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The mission of our volunteer-run organization is to develop, advocate for and fund our Signature Programs that create innovative blueprints for grassroots organizations and service providers to develop their own programs for the diverse population of adults living with on the spectrum. They also pioneer initiatives that enhance health and wellness, transportation, provide support systems and promote understanding of co-morbid health conditions that impact Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org/