NEXT for AUTISM is committed to supporting people with ASD and their families to access the information and resources they need in order to lead high-quality lives. Below is a list of select organizations dedicated to gathering and disseminating information and/or referrals.

INFORMATION

  • The Association for Science in Autism Treatment promotes safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information, advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment, and combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. https://www.asatonline.org/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) strives to advance the health and well-being of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
  • My Autism Team is a social network for parents of kids with ASD dedicated to promoting emotional support and practical advice from fellow parents. https://www.myautismteam.com/
  • National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml
  • Organization for Autism Research uses science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. https://researchautism.org/

SERVICE AND SUPPORT REFERRALS

  • Autism Society – Autism Source: A nationwide databased for autism services and supports and one-on-one information and referral from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week (Eastern Time) through a toll-free number 800-3-AUTISM(800-328-8476) and email info@autism-society.org  http://www.autismsource.org/
  • Autism Speaks – Resource Guide: A nationwide database that contains over 45,000 resources and provides individuals and families with local resources that service a variety of needs from early intervention through adult care. It is searchable by state or by zip code. Resources are organized in over 75 categories. https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-guide