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ADVOCACY AND RESOURCES
http://www.nas.org.uk/
http://www.feat.org/
http://www.autreat.com/
http://www.thearc.org/
http://www.autism.com/
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/
http://www.researchautism.org/
http://www.unlockingautism.org/site/c.kiKTL8PMLrF/b.4438891/k.BE3F/Home.htm
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer
www.aspennj.org
www.spannj.org
www.poac.net
http://aspergersyndrome.org/
ORGANIZATION AND GROUPS
The following organizations and groups all promote education, research, and support for families touched by autism and all have plenty to offer:

www.autismnj.org
www.autismspeaks.org
www.autismfamilyresources.org/needassistance2.htm
(grants up to $500)
www.act-today.org/
(grants up to $5,000) (818-705-1625)
www.uhccf.org/aboutus.html
(for gaps in services by health-insurance plans, funding for medically necessary services that are not covered) (952-992-4459)
www.nationalautismassociation.org/helpinghand.php
(one-time grants for up to $1,500) (877-992-4459)
Firsthandfoundation@cerner.com
816.201.1569
http://www.lend4health.blogspot.com
(interest-free "micro-loans")
http://www.autismhelpforyou.org
(724-449-7072) -The Scholarship Program helps families obtain autism specific schooling, extended school year, or private schools developing autism programs. The grants are given on a once a year basis. The Financial Grant Program is for various purposes, such as therapy, medical treatments, and Bio-Medical treatments.

For an online blog of grants, see The Autism Assistance Resources and Information:
http://autismassistance.blogspot.com/
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/index.htm
(grants for individuals and non-profits by topic) www.211.org/ (find 2-1-1 in your state) This state-wide information & referral service represents a one-point-entry into human services and has access to information about non-profits that will provide small grants or funds for just about anything.

To locate potential funding sources for medical treatments, prescription drugs, and Medicare and Medicaid information, please see the website of National Human Genome Research Institute, Financial Assistance Information: http://genome.gov/11008842.
www.modestneeds.org
www.carecredit.com
www.icdl.com
http://www.sinetwork.org/
www.abatherapyautism.com/
SUPPORT AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
These groups are specifically created for support and networking opportunities for parents, educators, and caregivers working with those with autism.

http://www.autism-pdd.net/
http://www.p2pusa.org/
http://www.momsfightingautism.com/community/
http://autismspeaksnetwork.ning.com/
http://www.weareautism.org/
http://www.iheartsingleparents.com/group/autismparents
http://autism-network.ning.com/
http://www.ganinfo.org/
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM
From recognizing early signs of autism to understanding communication and autism, the following resources will help you learn more about autism.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/Stages.cfm
http://www.firstsigns.org/
http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/tp/ASDs.htm?nl=1
http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/autism.htm
http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/health/Autism%20downloads/AutismAlarm.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/autism/
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/autism/complete-index.shtml
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/autism.asp
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
http://www.autismweb.com/
TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES
Learn about various treatments and therapies used with children on the spectrum with these resources.

http://www.lovaas.com/
http://rsaffran.tripod.com/aba.html
http://www.icdl.com/dirFloortime/overview/index.shtml
http://www.playproject.org/
http://www.autismtreatmentcenter.org/
http://sensoryfun.com/home
http://autismsocialskills.com/
http://www.autismndi.com/
http://www.gfcfdiet.com/
ARTICLES DISCUSSING AUTISM ISSUES
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1895357,00.html?iid=digg_share
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1893554_1893556,00.html
http://www.autism.com/individuals/temp_int.htm
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1677611,00.html?iid=sphere-inline-bottom
http://www.autism-help.org/interventions-budget-autism.htm
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1576829,00.html?iid=sphere-inline-bottom
http://www.autism-help.org/behavior-fussy-eaters.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/12/autism-screening-health
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/428/2
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090401145312.htm
BLOGS
Read about current news and trends in autism research or follow along as parents write about their experiences living and loving a child on the spectrum.

http://www.child-psych.org/
http://www.autismvox.com/
http://www.autihttp://blog.patriciarobinsonmft.com/social_skills_for_kids/sm-blog.net/
http://autismspectrum.wordpress.com/
http://asdmommy.wordpress.com/
http://interverbal.blogspot.com/
http://asperger-blog.com/
http://hopingnotcoping.wordpress.com/
http://actionforautism.co.uk/
http://www.vaccineblog.org/
http://www.vaccineawakening.blogspot.com/
http://blog.vaccineethics.org/
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
Having a child with autism is expensive. Many couples discover that one partner must stay home with their child as child care is not available and the treatments and interventions are often expensive and frequently not covered by insurance. Use these resources to help lessen the financial burden autism may create for your family.

http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/helpinghand.php
http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/familyfirst.php
http://www.aacfinc.org/
http://oreilly.com/medical/autism/news/financial.html
http://www.mesa-angels.com/
http://ezinearticles.com/?Financial-and-Medical-Assistance-for-Families-with-Autistic-Children&id=1115365
http://www.modestneeds.org/
http://autismassistance.blogspot.com/
http://autism.about.com/od/financialresources/tp/grantsforautism.htm
PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (PDD), ASPERGER'S SYNDROME, AND NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDERS
Typically considered higher functioning types of autism, these resources offer information on PDD, Asperger's, and NVLD.

http://www.childbrain.com/pddq1.shtml
http://www.education.ucsb.edu/autism/aspergers/index.html
http://www.weirdnotstupid.com/
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
http://www.maapservices.org/index.html
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_aspe.htm
http://www.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/aspergers.html
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/NLD_SueThompson.html