Autism Resource Links

Support for Families and Individuals with Autism (back to link categories)

Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders
Since being founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1996, ABOARD has served thousands of Pennsylvania families confronted with the challenges of Autism, as well as the professionals who work with them.

APRAXIA-KIDS
Their mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of individuals with apraxia, so that each person has the best opportunity to develop speech.

The Arc of New Jersey
The Arc of New Jersey is committed to enhancing the quality of life of children and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges such as Autism and their families, through advocacy, empowerment, education and prevention.

ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network
ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with education, support, and advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding.

Autism ActionPartnership
The mission of the Autism Action Partnership is to improve the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community.

Autism and PDD Support Network
Comprehensive Autism resource website. Offers legal, school, and financial resources along with resources categorized by state.

Autism Cares
AutismCares helps families affected by Autism to cover costs associated with critical living expenses such as housing, utilities, car repair, daycare, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a partner in this endeavor.

Autism Collaboration
Autism Collaboration brings together the most experienced Autism advocacy organizations in the country.

Autism Community
The Autism Community is a blog where you can find information about Autism, treatment options, advocacy issues, resources for families and teachers of children with Autism, and other helpful information.

Autism Connect
Collection of Autism resource websites related to cause, child Autism, Asperser syndrome, Autism books, brain exercises, signs of Autism, and health services.

Autism Family Services of New Jersey
Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ) is a provider of family support services to the Autism population under contract with the New Jersey State Division of Developmental Disabilities and has developed after school programs that are designed to provide quality care to individuals with Autism. Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Foundation is on the Advisory Board.

Autism Info
Provides resources on symptoms, Autism Spectrum, research, childhood Autism, and other Autism information.

Autism Link
Provides a place on the Internet to directly help parents with their quest for services, and also in their quest for camaraderie with others in the Autism community by providing them with up to date news and information free of charge.

Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with Autism.

Autism Resources
Comprehensive website with Information and links regarding the developmental challenges associated with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

Autism Society of Southwestern Wisconsin, Inc.
This decision-making skills training program helps enable young adults to attain the independent living skills they will need in their adult lives. A unique aspect of the program funded by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, is that it focuses on creating understanding among the participants about appropriate or legal behavior in the community and what may be interpreted as inappropriate and even illegal.

Autism Spectrum News
Autism Spectrum News is a new and trusted source of news, information, education, research, advocacy, and resources about the promising and ever-changing world of autism spectrum disorders. Linda Walder Fiddle, Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation has contributed numerous articles to this publication.

Autism Today
Autism Today is the largest Autism resource online and one of the leading autism and Asperger Syndrome resource distributor in the world.

AutismTown
AutismTown is a virtual Autism community supporting talkAutism2 s online resources for families and individuals affected by Autism.

Autism Treatment Center
The Autism Treatment Center (ATC) was established in Dallas, Texas as a 501(c)(3) corporation designed to provide services to children and adults with Autism and other related developmental disorders.

Autism Vox
Online blog written by two parents living with children the spectrum.

Autism Web (ABA)
Resources related to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), TEACHH (Visual learning method for preschool aged students), Floor Time (Play therapy), Sensory Integration Therapy (Learn through senses), and Relationship Development Intervention (parent based clinical treatment that addresses social problems).

Autism Web (Resources)
Parents guide that provides research material, teaching tools, legal support, medical resource, and safety management resources related to Autism.

Bancroft Neurohealth
Bancroft Neurohealth provides a spectrum of individualized services for children and adults with neurological and related challenges such as Autism to help them achieve greater independence and fulfillment in their lives, while improving their function, activity and participation in society.

The Behavior Treatment and Training Center (BTTC)
The primary goal of The Behavior Treatment and Training Center (BTTC) is to assist families in maintaining their children in their family homes and avoiding placement in long-term care residential facilities through extensive training in applied behavior analysis (ABA).

California Autism Foundation (CAF)
The mission of the California Autism Foundation is to provide people with autism and other developmental disabilities the best possible opportunities for lifetime support, training and assistance in helping them reach their highest potential for independence, productivity and fulfillment.

Community Access Unlimited
A multi-faceted, human services agency that help special needs people such as those with Autism with housing, life skills training, vocational skills, employment, health maintenance, money management, socialization, education, crisis intervention, civic activities and community support.

The Davis Center
The center offers the special variety therapies that enhance leaning, development and wellness.

Disability Rights New Jersey
The consumer-directed, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with challenges such as Autism.

Exceptional Parent Magazine
EP provides practical advice and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with developmental challenges as well as physicians, allied health care professional, and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development.

Family Support Center of New Jersey
The Family Support Center is a clearinghouse of up-to-date information on a national, state and local family support programs, services and disabilities.

Families Together, Inc.
Families Together is the Parent Training and Information center serving Kansas families who include a son/daughter with challenges such as Autism.

Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or developmental challenges such as Autism.

Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism
The mission of the Fay J. Linder Center of Autism is to be a national center of excellence for the development and implementation of comprehensive assessment and continuum of services for children and adults with Autism and related developmental disorders, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

First Signs
First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of Autism and related disorders.

Friends of Autistic People
A parents' support group dedicated to raising awareness of services and supported living arrangements needed for Autistic adults and searching for help within public, private and state organizations.

The Gray Center
The Gray Center ( for Social Learning and Understanding ( is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to individuals with Autism who works to improve social understanding on both sides of the social equation, ( helping individuals with Autism to communicate and interact more successfully with the people with whom they live and work.

Jay Nolan Community Services
The Mission of Jay Nolan Community Services, Inc. (JNCS) is to enable individuals with Autism and other developmental challenges to live fulfilling lives as members of the community by providing support services customized to their individual needs.

Living Arrows
Adrienne and Tony have a nephew who was diagnosed with Autism several years ago. Adrienne created an online network, Community Partnership for People with Autism (CPPA). The efforts and projects within CPPA are directed toward the autism population in Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, and neighboring towns in New Jersey who have unique needs.

Lovass Institute
The one-on-one intensive behavioral treatment program is customized to meet the needs of each child and family served. The program is available nationwide at 12 Lovaas centers as well as through certified consultants across the country who are employed by the Lovaas Institute. In brief, the intervention is based on shaping behavior through reinforcement of successive approximations, prompting and fading procedures, and use of positive reinforcers that are based on the individuals needs and functional (i.e., serve the intent of increasing behavior).

Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D Institute UC Davis)
An international, multidisciplinary research organization, committed to excellence, collaboration and hope, striving to understand the causes and develop better treatments and ultimately cures for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism.

Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
The mission of Munroe-Meyer Institute, the Nebraska University Center on Disabilities, is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families.

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
Funded by the federal government with matching funds from the state, is a lead change agent in the State responsible for a vision of what the lives of people with developmental challenges such as Autism should be.

NHS Human Services
NHS is a nationally recognized human service organization whose programs offer a full range of integrated services in the areas of Behavioral Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Addictive Diseases, Therapeutic Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Special Education and Elder Care.

Siblings of Autism
Comprehensive resource directory of links for siblings of people with Autism.

The Smart Foundation
The SMART Foundation is a parent driven non-profit organization that works to establish and sustain Autism expertise, training programs and qualified local resources for families affected by Autism.

Special Friends
An online community for individuals with learning challenges (including Autism), their parents, carers, and volunteers.

Spectrum Autism Support Group, Inc.
Located near Atlanta in Grayson, Georgia, Spectrum has been providing Autistic individuals and their families support, education and programs since 1998. A grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation will provide an opportunity for teens with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to participate in a role model counselor-in-training program (CIT). The CITs like those in the DJF  West Bergen Mental Healthcare, Inc program, received job training and social skills instruction and worked in a variety of camp positions supporting younger campers. A replicable curriculum was developed with this program.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
The mission of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, located in New Jersey, is to empower and support families with information and advocacy tools to address issues they face relating to the Autism lifespan and other developmental challenges.

Total Family Solutions
Total Family Solutions Provides High Quality Behavioral Health Services in the Home to Adults, Children, Adolescents, and their Families who reside in the State of New Jersey.

University of Miami/ Nova Southeastern University Card
UM-NSU CARD is a comprehensive outreach and support program serving people with Autism and related disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

West Tennessee Family Solutions, Inc.
This Memphis based program currently serves twelve individuals with Autism in supported living homes in the East Memphis, Midtown, Cordova and Arlington areas, and through its Adult Enrichment Center: theGood Life Center. Thanks to a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the program expanded its services to serve 25 individuals and also has been given funding for a multimedia lab.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders
APRAXIA-KIDS
The Arc of New Jersey
ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network
Autism ActionPartnership
Autism and PDD Support Network
Autism Cares
Autism Collaboration
Autism Community
Autism Connect
Autism Family Services of New Jersey
Autism Info
Autism Link
Autism Research Institute
Autism Resources
Autism Society of Southwestern Wisconsin, Inc.
Autism Spectrum News
Autism Today
AutismTown
Autism Treatment Center
Autism Vox
Autism Web (ABA)
Autism Web (Resources)
Bancroft Neurohealth
The Behavior Treatment and Training Center (BTTC)
California Autism Foundation (CAF)
Community Access Unlimited
The Davis Center
Disability Rights New Jersey
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Family Support Center of New Jersey
Families Together, Inc.
Family Voices
Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism
First Signs
Friends of Autistic People
The Gray Center
Jay Nolan Community Services
Living Arrows
Lovass Institute
Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D Institute UC Davis)
Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
NHS Human Services
Siblings of Autism
The Smart Foundation
Special Friends
Spectrum Autism Support Group, Inc.
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Total Family Solutions
University of Miami/ Nova Southeastern University Card
West Tennessee Family Solutions, Inc.