Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
A free, informational web site run by parents, for parents. It is not affiliated with any organization or service provider. AutismWeb does not endorse any provider, organization or treatment. Their goal is to provide information on autism spectrum disorders, teaching methods, special education, treatments, therapies, services, research, online resources, training workshops and conferences related to autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger's Disorder. They believe that an informed parent is best able to advocate for his or her child.
The nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. 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.
Light It Up Blue
Light It Up Blue, annually observed on April 2, is dedicated to raising awareness of autism. The initiative is generally associated with Autism Speaks. It is intended to raise international awareness of autism in support of both World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month in the United States.
The Autism Society
Another great site that includes helpful resources for those with autism, family members, as well as professionals. Autism Society also gives updates on the latest autism news and press releases.