Autism Resources

Effective Resources for Autism

Similar to Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., are several other institutes and organizations that help treat individuals with autism. The following are some of the well-known autism care centers.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, treatments, and prevention of autism. It helps in increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit: A tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.

Autism Society

The Autism Society is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact.

The Autism Society and its affiliates share a common mission of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

National Autism Center

Their mission is to provide leadership and comprehensive, evidence-based resources for families, practitioners, policymakers, programs, organizations, and the national community. National Autism Center offers comprehensive, multifaceted services for individuals, families, practitioners, communities, and policymakers, delivered by exceptionally qualified scholars and clinicians using state-of-the-art facilities.

Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. It also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help.

The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 42,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research.

Autism Today

Autism Today is the largest autism resource online and one of the leading autism and Asperger resource distributors in the world. With over fifty world-renowned speakers, authors and presenters, and more to come, Autism Today brings the best of the best to everyone seeking information. The website offers:

  • An extensive archive of articles and research summaries

  • A resource store

  • Advice from a wide array of autism experts

  • An online gallery of creative works from the international autism community

  • Autism Education Online™

  • Live teleclasses, and much more!

Different Roads

Different Roads to Learning is an online shop for autism spectrum resources and teaching materials. They carry a large line of products that can help support the behavioral, social, academic, and communicative development of children on the autism spectrum through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior interventions.

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and workplace.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment

It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide reliable information on safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism. They do so by:

  • Disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically-sound information

  • Advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment

  • Combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate, and false information about autism and its treatment

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD-UF)

It provides support and assistance designed to optimize the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. CARD-UF Gainesville provides the following services, free of charge, in the Florida counties they serve:

  • Training

  • Technical assistance (to schools and school districts)

  • Consultation (to parents and care providers)

  • Resource referral

  • Public education

Counties served by CARD-UF Gainesville include:

  • Alachua

  • Bradford

  • Citrus

  • Columbia

  • Dixie

  • Gilchrist

  • Hamilton

  • Hernando

  • Lafayette

  • Levy

  • Marion

  • Putnam

  • Suwannee

  • Union