The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Asperger Center

In June, 2007 the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation was established within the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California at  Santa Barbara, a new center of excellence for Asperger Research. The  purpose and function of the Center is to develop and refine the  Koegel’s research-based model for intervention and support for children  and Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Center is conducting research  and intervention with the purpose of developing a model that can be  disseminated nationally, and is moving toward the long-term goal of  becoming the largest and most comprehensive clearinghouse in the world  on intervention for Asperger’s Syndrome.

Website: http://education.ucsb.edu/autism/aspergers/

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/

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/

 

Autism National Committee

AUTCOM is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to “Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism” through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. Our organization was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior. In the face of social policies of devaluation, which are expressed in the practices of segregation, medicalization, and aversive conditioning, we assert that all individuals are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Website: http://www.autcom.org/index.html

Easter Seals

For nearly 90 years, Easter Seals has been a leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. More than a generation ago, Easter Seals was front and center during the polio epidemic, working tirelessly to help children and adults with polio gain the skills necessary to live independently. And now, Easter Seals is working internationally to provide help, hope and answers to families living with autism today by delivering personalized services and treatments, as well as advocating with government to encourage financing for research and improved access to services and supports for people with autism.

Website: http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntlc8_autism_service

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism was established in 1998 by former Patriots and Boston College Quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, in honor of their son, Doug, Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to support families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Foundation is also committed to increasing awareness of the challenges of living with autism and helping families find resources to help address those challenges. It provides individuals with autism and their families an opportunity to improve their quality of life by funding educational, therapeutic, recreational and advocacy programs.

Website: http://www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org/

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a national autism organization focused on adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The mission of our volunteer-run organization is to develop and fund our Signature Programs that create innovative ways for the diverse population of adults living with ASD to participate in and contribute to community life.

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Signature Programs can be found throughout the United States and include residential, vocational, educational and recreational opportunities that are blueprints for replication in grassroots communities everywhere. We are a leading advocacy organization, inspired by autistic adults and their families, and our own self-advocate advisory board. Our goal is to create awareness that adults living with ASD are capable citizens and have the right to be respected and valued members of society.

Website: http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org/

APSE

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 and is now known as Association of  People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE).

APSE has chapters in 35 states and the District of Columbia.  Our members come from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as several foreign countries.

APSE’s HR Connect offers consultation services to help businesses reach out to and partner with one of the strongest labor and customer pools in the country:  the disability community.

APSE supports the only annual national conference focused solely on the advancement of integrated employment.

Website: http://www.apse.org/

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/

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH was developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a research environment that fosters visionary thinking and innovation in 1996.

Since its inception, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site at Cincinnati Children’s to over 200 sites across the United States and Canada, England, Scotland, and Australia. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities

 See: http://www.projectsearch.us/