Helpful Websites

Below you will find helpful websites you can visit for additional resources

American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Healthcare Transition Project: Offers transition resources for parents and physicians in English and Spanish with an emphasis on health resources.

Autism after 16Autism After 16 is dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis. The website includes news, columns written by adults with ASD and their families, profiles on adults with ASD and much more.

Autism Internet ModulesSponsored by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), this website provides a number of short (1 – 2 hour) learning modules.  You can take them without charge, or can pay to get CEUs. They also have an option for graduate student credit.

Autism Speaks – Illinois resource guideAutism Speaks offers an extensive list of Illinois resources by category.

Autism Research InstituteARI is a support network offering online education and discussion forums, support lines, and many resources for adults with ASD.  ARI also supports autism research.

Equip For EqualityEquip for Equality is devoted to advocating for the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities.

GRASP – Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome PartnershipGRASP is committed to empowering the lives of adolescents and adults living with an autism spectrum disorder by providing community outreach needs and other support services.

National Autism CenterPart of the May Institute, the National Autism Center focuses on the promotion of evidenced based practices for ASD. They have a number of resource guides for parents and professionals.

National Autism NetworkA Comprehensive resource highlighting all aspects of autism.

One Place for Special NeedsOne Place for Special Needs is a national disability resource for families who have children with disabilities.  It is a resource where families can make connections with other special needs families and get practical information to help their child at home, school and the community.

Ounce of Prevention FundThe Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest quality care and education from birth to age five.

Sibling and Leadership Network: The Sibling and Leadership Network is an organization committed to providing a wide range of resources for siblings of people with disabilities. They provide information, support, and tools for them to advocate with their brothers and sisters, and to educate them about the issues important to their families.

Simmons Foundation Autism Research InitiativeSFARI’s sponsors research that promises to increase our scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, thereby benefiting individuals and families challenged by these disorders.

Think College: Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. Provides training and technical assistance.

World Health Organization report on ASD and other developmental disorders

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