The Arc: National community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Autism Now: National autism resource and information center.
Autism Speaks: A leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding autism research and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Society: A leading grassroots autism organization, working to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Provides the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Disability.gov: U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
Family Voices: Family Voices is a national grassroots network, providing families of children with special needs the resources and support they need to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
The National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: Dedicated to helping people live to the fullest. Much of the center’s work focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.
The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ASD main page: CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.
The U. S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website: IDEA is the federal law that governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
The Autism Program of Illinois
5220 S. 6th Street,
Springfield IL 62703