Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

    The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) provides individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and advocacy.  Information available in Spanish. AANE  also has online support groups and discussion forums providing opportunities to connect, share common experiences, and learn about valuable resources. 

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  • Autism Research Institute (ARI)

    Autism Research Institute (ARI) works to support the health and well-being of people affected by autism through innovative, impactful research and education. Established in 1967 by psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD, and operates without funding from special-interest groups.

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  • Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, offering a wealth of information for families about diagnosis, treatment, the family and autism, a child’s rights, and state and community resources.

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  • AutismOne

    AutismOne is a parent-founded, parent-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit charity organization that exists to help children and their families achieve improvement and recovery from an autism diagnosis, restoring health and skills and enhancing safety and happiness. The AutismOne Conference is an annual event.

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  • Clearbrook’s Family and Community Autism Resource Room (FCARR)

    The Family and Community Autism Resource Room at Clearbrook provides information and resources to the community through a variety of services  including an autism-related lending library, resources and visual templates, and a make-and-take center for creating communication boards, visuals and schedules. FCARR also provides information about programs, services, and supports, including support groups, autism organizations, and community events.

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  • RUSH Autism Resource Directory

    Rush University Medical Center Autism Resource Directory is an online resource guide to help families find service and support referrals in the following Illinois counties: Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, Grundy and Kankakee. Resources are searchable by group- Children, Middle and High Schoolers, Adults, and Caregivers- then by resource category.  Includes Support Groups for Autism Caregivers. 

     

     

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  • The ASD Professional Learning & Universal Support Project (A+)

    The ASD Professional Learning & Universal Support Project (A+) at Illinois State University assists the Illinois State Board of Education in addressing the significant behavior needs of children and youth with Autism Spectrum (ASD) and related behavior and communication disorders.  The A+ project uses high-impact, evidence-based practices delivered

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  • The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network

    The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 4 universities and 11 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state to provide services to children, families, educators, childcare providers, and medical professionals.

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