Autism

Autism

Able South Carolina
This consumer controlled, non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living serves counties in the Midlands and Upstate regions. There is information about local support groups on the Web site.
http://www.able-sc.org/
Autism
(MedlinePlus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
(National Information Center for Youth and Children with Disabilities)
This fact sheet comes from the National Information Center for Youth and Children with Disabilities. It provides an overview of autism, including signs, treatments, and educational needs.
http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/autism
Autism Speaks
This is a national advocacy organization for autism. They work to raise funds for research, to raise public awareness, and offer support for people with autism and families of people with autism. On the site are descriptions of autism, advice on how to cope with it, information on how to get involved and become an activist, autism related events, and links to other autism related sites.
http://www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH), Georgetown University)
MCH offers a selection of current, high-quality resources about ASD identification and intervention for health professionals, educators, researchers, policymakers, and families. This selection includes resources about biomedical research into the causes of ASD; resources that address the communication, education, and vocational challenges of autism; and resources about autism's impact on family life.
http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_autism.html
Carolina Autism Resource and Evaluation (CARE) Center
(State of South Carolina)
The CARE is a center to diagnosis, assess and plan for services for people with autism. This PDF document includes an overview of the center, contact information, and driving directions.
http://ddsn.sc.gov/providers/publications/Documents/Carolina%20Autism%20Res
ource%20and%20Evaluation%20Center%20%20(081811).pdf
Child-Autism-Parent-Cafe.com
This is a Website for African American parents who have a child with autism. It is the project of a family who has an autistic child and provides support and advice for other families trying to learn about autism and cope with their own child’s behavior. It addresses African American parents because their children are often not diagnosed as soon as Caucasian children. However, the information provided is helpful to all.
http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com
Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
This organization serves as an informational clearinghouse and support group network for people with Asperger Syndrome. The Executive Director, 100% of the Advisory Board, and 50% of the Board of Directors of GRASP must be diagnosed with either Autism, Asperger Syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. It offers educational outreach, information for parents, resources, and links to other helpful Web sites.
http://grasp.org/
South Carolina Autism Society
This is the web page for the South Carolina chapter of the Autism Society of America. There is information on autism, support groups, and their current projects. Select Links to view other useful resources.
http://www.scautism.org/

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