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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Support

There’s no shortage of information about autism spectrum disorders on the Internet but some of it is more reliable than others. The following websites will give you valuable, legitimate information on autism-related disorders:

Autism Speaks

The nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks I dedicated to raising money for autism research. 

The Autism Society of America

Join a chapter near you to get local support from other parents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Keep up with the latest autism research on the CDC website.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

This institute is doing research on the causes and treatments for autism; bookmark their new release section for the latest developments.

The National Institute of Mental Health

Check out the latest research on ASDs, and get information about clinical trials.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The AAP has collected interviews with doctors, parents and researchers for an audio primer and answers to parents' most asked questions about ASDs.

Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) is an international organization dedicated to improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents by promoting research, teaching and clinical practice in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. If you need help finding a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, the organizations clinician finder can help you locate one in your area.

Healthy Children

Healthy children has a physician finder for pediatricians of all specialties across the country. If you cannot find a pediatric neurologist, you may check the website.