Autism Empowerment wants visitors to be able to access reference information, resources and support through our website, through our programs and support services.
Having knowledge is empowering. We created this page to connect you with other not for profit organizations throughout the United States and worldwide who are also dedicated to providing resources, information and / or support to the Autism and Asperger community. We do not consider ourselves in competition with other organizations. Instead we want to complement the work that other groups do while creating and building programs and services that tie in with our four foundational pillars.
Organizations located in the United States
- Autism Empowerment – Autism Empowerment is dedicated to making life better and more meaningful for individuals and families in the Autism and Asperger communities worldwide. Learn more about us, our core values, beliefs and goals. We are proactive and positive autism allies that believe in Acceptance of All Abilities and strive to be a positive source for Acceptance, Enrichment, Inspiration and Empowerment globally.
- Asperger’s Association of New England / AANE – The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.
- Asperger Syndrome Education Network / ASPEN in NJ – ASPEN is a national volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in New Jersey. ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with Education, Support and Advocacy.
- Autism Research Institute (ARI) – The Autism Research Institute, established in 1967 by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. is a San Diego, California based nonprofit that serves primarily as a resource for information on autism and autism spectrum disorders.
- Autism Science Foundation – ASF’s mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research.
- Autism Society – The Autism Society improves the lives of all affected by autism through education, advocacy, services, research and support.
- Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
- Autism Speaks Tool Kits – 100 Day Kit – Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Tool Kit – Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit – Family Support Tool Kits
- Autism Women’s Network – Building a community of autistic girls and women, their families, friends and supporters.
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network – Nothing About Us Without Us – ASAN is an advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum.
- Bradley Hospital Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities – The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island offers unique and highly specialized clinical services for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 21 who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability such as autism, Asperger’s or intellectual disability.
- Easter Seals – Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Families for Early Autism Treatment – A non-profit organization of parents, educators and other professionals dedicated to proving world-class education, advocacy and support for the Northern California Autism Community. (Also has FEAT websites in other locations throughout the United States and Canada.)
- Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) – Improving the lives of adults and teens on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer supports, education and advocacy.
- Indiana Resource Center for Autism – At Indiana University in Bloomington – IRCA workshops, articles and services are designed to support individuals with autism as well as families and professionals.
- International Rett Syndrome Foundation – The core mission of IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett.
- National Autism Association – Serving the most urgent needs of the Autism Community.
- National Autism Center – The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the promotion of Evidence-Based Practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective evidence-based treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder and to providing direction to families, practioners, organizations and policy-makers.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities – NCLD is a leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) – NICHCY is a national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues, focusing on children and youth, birth to 22.
- OCALI Autism Center in Ohio – The Autism Center at OCALI provides a clearinghouse of information on research, resources and trends to address the autism challenge.
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) @ MAAP – Includes research papers, support groups, clinicians, research projects, educational resources and message board / chatroom.
- Oregon Health & Science University / OHSU Autism Program – Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children with symptoms of autism at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
- Organization for Autism Research (OAR) – OAR’s mission is to apply research to the challenges of autism. They provide evidence-based resources that help families today.
- Seattle Children’s Autism Center – Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for autism spectrum disorders in babies, children and young adults.
- TEACCH Autism Program – Delivers services to people with autism and their families throughout North Carolina, trains professionals and parents about autism and autistics. The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program is a university-based systems of community regional centers that offer a set of core services.
- UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) – Research and treatment center affiliated with UC Davis. Is a consortium of scientists, educators, physicians and parents dedicated to researching the causes of and treatments for autism spectrum disorders, fragile x syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- University of Washington Autism Center – The UW Autism Center is nonprofit organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. The UW Autism Center is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education.
- WEAP – Wisconsin Early Autism Project – Provides ongoing therapeutic treatment for families in Wisconsin and training workshops with follow up supervision for families in other states.
Organizations Located Outside of the U.S.
- ANCA – Canada – ANCA’s mission is to support the natural development of autistic people by providing education and training to autistic individuals, their families and the community at large. Hosts an annual Internaionally Naturally Autistic People Awards Convention and Festival.
- Autism All Stars UK – United Kingdom – A positive, forward-thinking charity for anyone whose life is touched by autism.
- Autism Association of Western Australia – The Association is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit Autism specific service providers. The Association provides services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families from early childhood through to adult life.
- Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia – Australia – National grassroots internet group advocating effective treatment and support for people who are impacted by autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s.
- Autism Society – Canada – Promotes autism / ASD research and conducts advocacy, provides information and referrals and develops professional training programs.
- Irish Society for Autism – Ireland – Support groups for parents, providing information on Autism, lobbying for the rights of people on the autism spectrum and providing services for people with autism.
- The National Autistic Society – United Kingdom – We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Multi-cultural Autism Organizations
- Autismo Diario – Autismo Diario Nace con la vocación de ser un medio de información y difusión de noticias, serio y comprometido. Este es el espíritu y el modelo editorial que pretende cubrir un hueco en el mundo editorial y de información. Dando un paso más allá de la simple noticia, incluyendo información relativa a modelos y terapias, sistemas educativos y un sin fin de opciones.
Online Autism Communities
- MyAutismTeam – The social network for parents of kids with autism.
- WrongPlanet.net – Online web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDDs and other neurological differences.
Autism Empowerment Disclaimer. Autism Empowerment provides this information for reference as a free service. Efforts are made to ensure listings are accurate, current and legitimate. Most of the resources listed above are non-profit, however some may have for-profit components. Autism Empowerment does not personally endorse the ability or services of those listed and we urge users to use independent judgement and request references when considering the usage of services. Some organizations or services may appear in more than one category.