Asperger Syndrome: Help and Support

Asperger SyndromeThe following resources offer help and support to individuals with Asperger Syndrome and other Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, and professionals.

ASAN – Autistic Self-Advocacy Network   Support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum, education, public awareness,  and quality-of-life oriented research. Find a chapter >>>

ASAN AU/NZ – Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand  Promotes self advocacy at both personal and systemic levels, education, public awareness, and research.

ASPEN – Asperger Syndrome Education Network   National organization based in New Jersey, with chapters, providing education, support, and advocacy to families and those individuals affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities.

Asperger Syndrome Forum  Message board and forum for those dealing with Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger’s Association of New England   Education, information and referrals to individuals with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles, their extended families, and the professionals who assist them. Find an AANE Online Support Group >>>

 ASPIRES (Asperger Syndrome Partners & Individuals Resources, Encouragement & Support) On-line resource for spouses and family members of adults diagnosed or suspected to be on the Autism Disorder spectrum. Offers an e-mail subscription list for individuals with AS, and those who have a parent, spouse, or child with AS.

AUTCOM  Advocacy organization that protects and advances the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior.

Autism Research Institute  Conducts research on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders. Provides information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world.

Autism Society of America 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476)  Education, support, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness, and the promotion of research. Search Autism Source for nationwide autism-related services and support.  Find your state affiliate >>>

Autism Society of Wisconsin  Public awareness, information and referral, family support, advocacy, professional development, and resource development for individuals with autism, their families, and those who work with them.

Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders  International professional organization committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with behavioral and emotional disorders.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism  Public awareness, education,advocacy,  family support, and communications center for new programs and services developed for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Life on the Spectrum  UK-based organization/blog dedicated to raising awareness of autism, and providing information for autistic people themselves, particularly late-diagnosed adults who find little support elsewhere.

National Autistic Society (UK)  Information, support and services in the UK.

OASIS @ MAAP – Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support  Extensive listing of resources for families, individuals, and professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS). Includes news, articles, forums, and links to parent support groups.

Parenting Aspergers Community  Global online interactive community exclusively for parents of children with Aspergers, information, forums, links to support groups.

Safe Minds  Organization founded by parents to investigate and raise awareness of the risks to infants and children of exposure to mercury from medical products, including thimerosal in vaccines.

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)  602-340-8717  Up-to-date information, training, helpful resources, and assistance to families and professionals about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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