AFF Aspies for Freedom

This site has autism forums, aspergers forums, autism chat room, articles and lots of information in the autism wiki. Anyone can join, and members of the autism parents community are welcome.

Aspies for Freedom began in June 2004. We have the view that aspergers and autism are not negative, and are not always a disability.

Website: http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/

Autism College

Get Educated About Autism

Autism College is a place where anyone can get educated about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Whether you are a parent, educator or job coach who needs practical information and tips
for raising and teaching children and teens on the autism spectrum, or a community member
who wants to know more, this is the place for you.

Website: http://autismcollege.com/

Autism NOW

The National Autism Resource and Information Center
(A national initiative of The Arc)

A major goal of the Autism NOW Center is to provide resources and information in core areas across the lifespan. Focus areas include Early detection, Early intervention, and Early education; Transition from high school into early adulthood; Community based employment; Advocacy for families and self-advocates; Community Inclusion; Aging Issues; Policy; Implementation of Health Care Reform, including Long Term Care Services and Supports; Family and Sibling Support; and Networking in local, state, and national arenas. We accomplish these goals in a variety of ways.

Website: http://autismnow.org/

Autism Women’s Network AWN

The Autism Women’s Network (AWN) is dedicated to building a community of autistic girls and women, their families, friends and supporters. A place where all can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive supportive and positive environment.  We invite you to take a look around and join us today.

Website: http://autismwomensnetwork.org/

 

AutismAfter16 – Website

Autism After 16 is a website dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis. The site will have short news stories, longer feature articles, guest commentary and regular columnists.

Website: http://www.autismafter16.com/

Carly’s Cafe – An interactive website

“Carly’s Cafe” Provides a Glimpse At What It’s Like To Live With Autism

An interactive website from agency john st. offers unique insights into the perspective of those with autism.

Those with severe autism are often unable to speak or communicate in any meaningful way, which makes 17-year-old Carly Fleischmann such an anomaly. After she was diagnosed with nonverbal autism and oral motor apraxia at age 2, Carly’s parents were told she’d never be able to communicate or develop beyond the intellect of a 6-year-old.

Instead, at age 10 she found her voice through typing and has since become a brilliant student, has recently co-authored Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism with her father Arthur (president of Toronto ad agency John st.), and is an active autism awareness advocate.

Now, to further help people understand the autism experience, john st. has created Carly’s Café, an interactive website that mimics the sensory overload and confusion common to those with the disorder.

Website: http://carlyscafe.com/
Article: http://www.fastcocreate.com/1680756/carlys-cafe-provides-a-glimpse-at-what-its-like-to-live-with-autism
Book: http://carlysvoice.com/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDGvquzn2k

DisabilityScoop | News

The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News

Website: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/

Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s premier source for developmental disability news. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.

Readers include parents, caregivers, educators, professionals and people with disabilities themselves. What’s more, lawmakers and the nation’s most influential disability advocates rely on Disability Scoop to stay in the know.

For regular news updates, sign up for our free e-newsletter and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Nature Magazine Special Issue | The Autism Enigma

Nature international weekly journal of science
Autism spectrum disorder has attracted intense interest from the public and scientists over recent years. Nature sorts fact from fiction in this hot, but sometimes contentious, field: from the debate about soaring diagnoses, to the idea that scientists and engineers are at high risk of having a child with autism.

The special includes news and comment from Nature, and articles from Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience and Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

See list of articles and topics …

Website: http://www.nature.com/news/specials/autism/index.html

Partners4Housing

Our website is a place to provide solutions to the housing crisis faced by our citizens with disabilities.  We believe in the power of community.  We invite people with disabilities, their families and friends, and people passionate about inclusion, community living and the rights of people with disabilities to join us.

Contribute your housing ideas, blog, explore.  Let’s envision a nation where all people with disabilities have access to affordable housing and the support they need to live their best life.

Website: http://www.partners4housing.com/

Self-Advocacy Online Helps People with I/DD Take Charge

The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) at The University of Minnesota and The Arc have partnered to support an innovative website specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to help them advocate for themselves and take charge of their lives. Self-Advocacy Online www.selfadvocacyonline.org is a content rich, accessible online educational and networking tool developed by the RTC and promoted by The Arc.

Visitors to the site will discover multi-media lessons on a variety of topics such as living self-determined, healthy, contributing lives in their communities. The site includes a story wall of videos of self-advocates sharing their stories and a national listing of self-advocacy groups to connected people with I/DD both locally and nationally. One of many unique features of the site is the translation of research and other data-driven information into formats easily accessible to people with I/DD.

This online tool is targeted to those who are just learning about their own rights and responsibilities as well as to those who participate in organized self-advocacy groups and activities.

This site will provide a hub for individuals and groups to gain information that is meaningful to them and can be used by them to advocate for themselves and all people with I/DD, collaborate and share ideas, and boost computer literacy skills in the process.

Website: www.selfadvocacyonline.org
Self-Advocacy Quick GuidePDF

SFARI (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative)

Launched in 2005, the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is a research campaign within the Simons Foundation‘s overall suite of programs. SFARI’s mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding, catalyzing and driving innovative research of the greatest quality and relevance.

Although SFARI’s priority is to benefit individuals challenged by these disorders, its efforts are certain to yield insights into the neural mechanisms of fundamental human capabilities, thereby promoting the broader mission of the Simons Foundation to advance the frontiers of research in the basic sciences and mathematics.

Website: http://sfari.org/

Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC)

The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC) invites you to visit our website to learn more about us, our services, and our expertise in affordable and permanent supportive housing and health and human services issues affecting very low-income people with disabilities and people who are homeless.

Visit www.tacinc.org for the latest news and state-of-the-art information and resources on hot topics in the field.

Users may also search our publications, as well as our voucher database for people with disabilities and the latest Priced Out data.

Website: http://www.tacinc.org/

Temple Grandin’s Website

Temple Grandin is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now you can learn more about her at her website.

Website: http://www.templegrandin.com/

WrongPlanet.net

Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies.

http://www.wrongplanet.net/