Association for Science in Autism Treatment
ASAT is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism through advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment, and combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment.
Autism Society of America
ASA promotes community involvement of individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns. The ASA Web site lists state and local chapters and provides resources for parents, including legislative information, and answers to frequently asked questions from parents about autism spectrum disorders.
Autism Speaks’ website provides general information about autism, research, and resources for support and offers some excellent resources for parents and educators.
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
Previously, National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY). Provides a directory to over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in the United States. These centers provide direct services and information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; special education legislation, and research-based information on effective educational practices.
The National Autism Center
The National Autism Center (NAC) at the May Institute is a non-profit organization that provides reliable information and offers resources for people affected by autism spectrum disorders. The NAC supports evidence-based treatment approaches and shares the results with families. In 2009, NAC completed and published the National Standards Project, which evaluated and categorized autism interventions and therapies.
The National Autistic Society
A charity in the UK that helps advocate for the rights and interest of all people with an autism spectrum disorder. This society provides help, support and services. This website contains information about autism spectrum disorders as well as various services and activities in the United Kingdom.
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC)
NPDC works to develop free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with individuals with ASD. Resources include detailed information on how to plan, implement, and monitor specific evidence-based practices. Among these resources is Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM), a series of free online modules on planning, using, and monitoring evidence-based practices.