Autism and Asperger’s Resources

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts will strive to assure the human and civil rights of individuals of all ages across the entire Autism Spectrum. Provide education to individuals with ASD and their families.
www.afamaction.org

Asperger’s Association of New England

Organizational mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions and their families. Website provides access to a broad array of educational and advocacy resources and services.
www.aane.org

AutismCares

AutismCares is a consortium of leading autism organizations who have come together to support individuals with autism and their families during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events.
www.autismcares.org

Autism Consortium

Regional network involving all of the major pediatric medical centers (BMC, Children’s, MGH, Tufts) which coordinates research initiatives as well as providing information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders to help provide a roadmap for parents. They have a searchable database for local therapeutic providers and community resources on the website. Excellent starting point for those gathering information. www.autismconsortium.org

AutismLink

Information on opportunities for inclusion, information, and support. Allows you to do a search for autism resources by state. http://autismlink.com

Autism Research Institute

ARI pioneers research, outreach and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD.
www.autism.com/ari

Autism Speaks

Large national organization dedicated to the funding of autism research and patient advocacy. Good source of information about all facets of current autism research. It provides practical information guiding families with education about the disorder and links to resources.
www.autismspeaks.org