Autism / Asperger Syndrome
Self Help Clearinghouse
Online. 1770+ members. Founded 2006. Provides support for parents whose children have been diagnosed or are experiencing issues such as attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger and persistent developmental delay), learning disabilities, speech and language delays, sensory integration dysfunction, reactive attachment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
Autism Network International
International. Founded 1992. Organization run by and for autistic people. Provides peer support, tips for coping and problem-solving. Online listserv, advocacy, education, retreats/conferences, information and referrals.
Autism Network International
P.O. Box 35448
Syracuse, NY 13235-5448
Voice: 315-476-2462 (long-distance calls will be returned collect)
OASIS @ MAAP
Online. Interactive webpage providing information and support for Autism and Asperger syndrome and related disorders. 2-day free trial, $35 annual dues. Includes local, national and international support groups, research papers and descriptions. Message boards, chatrooms, research projects, links to evaluators and other Asperger syndrome online resources. Forums for families affected by Asperger syndrome and Autism and the professionals working with them.
GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)
International. 27 regional and 10 online groups. Founded 2003. Support network for adults with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum of high functioning autism, Asperger syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder. Newsletter, literature, advocacy, information and referrals. Assistance in starting local chapters.
666 Broadway, Suite 825
New York, NY 10012
Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger Syndrome
Online. Offers support to the family members of adult individuals with Asperger syndrome. Bulletin board, e-mail list and resources.
PO Box 514
Centerville, MA 02632
Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Online. 1400+ members. Founded 1997. Opportunity for families and professionals to discuss the unique aspects of supporting a person who is dually diagnosed with Down syndrome and autism-spectrum disorder.
Online. 600 members. Founded 1999. Support for those parenting a child with autism. Deals with the day-to-day joys and challenges.
GFCF Kids (Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diets)
Online. 15,000+ members. Founded 1998. Discussion forum for parents of children on the autism spectrum who are avoiding gluten and casein and other substances in their children's diets.
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