Autism resource links
Information and Support for Individuals with Autism and Their Families

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Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit
Created specifically for newly-diagnosed families, learn how you can make the best possible use of the first 100 days following the diagnosis of autism. This kit contains advice from parents of children with autism, information provided by respected experts, a week-to-week plan, organizational suggestions and forms to help with the paperwork and phone calls you’ll make in the coming weeks.

Autism Speaks Safety Kit
This free online tool kit provides information and strategies to promote safety in emergency situations. Developed for first responders, families and teachers of children with autism to provide information and strategies to promote safety in emergency situations and inform emergency personnel about the different challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum.

National Association of Autism Brochures
Brochure Hope (download PDF)
Brochure Recovery (download PDF)

Video

“It’s Time to Listen” (download video)

General Links

Organizations

National Organizations—Numerous national organizations are dedicated to the research, advocacy, treatment and support of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The following list describes the purpose of each organization as cited on each of their Web sites:

Association for Science in Autism Treatment A national, not-for-profit organization formed by parents and professionals concerned about the care and treatment of individuals with autism.

Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) AGRE provides biomaterials and an unprecedented resource of phenotype and genotype information that is freely available for analysis by members of the scientific community.

Autism Research Institute (ARI) The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help.

Autism Society of America ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation The mission of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is to develop and award grants to programs that benefit adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Now part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, the Shriver Center promotes the understanding of neurological, cognitive and behavioral development associated with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on mental retardation.

First Signs, Inc. First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to early identification and intervention of children with autism and other developmental disorders. Its mission is to ensure the best developmental outcome for every child by promoting awareness regarding the most important and often overlooked aspects of development: social, emotional, and communication.

National Autism Association The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. Their mission is to educate society that autism is not a lifelong incurable genetic disorder but one that is biomedically definable and treatable.

Parents Helping Parents PHP provides education and skills training, information, guidance, and peer support for families with the unexpected diagnosis of and ongoing impact of childhood disabilities, including but not limited to intellectual, learning or physical disabilities and special health care needs.

Recommended Readings

Report of the Recommendations of the Clinical Practice Guideline—Autism/Pervasive Development Disorders: Evaluation, Assessment, and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years). NY State Department of Health, Early Intervention

Ariel, C. N., & Naseef, R. A. (Eds.) (2006). Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, grandparents, siblings, people with autism, and professionals share their wisdom. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bailey, J., Burch, M.R., and Burch, M. (2006). How to think like a behavior analyst. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

Bailey, J.S., and Burch, M. (2005). Ethics for behavior analysts. London: Routledge.

Baker, B.L., & Brightman, A.J. (2004). Steps to independence: Teaching everyday skills to children with special needs. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Bondy, A., & Frost, L. (2001). A picture’s worth: PECS and other visual communication strategies in autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Bondy, A.S,. & Sulzar-Azaroff, B (date). The pyramid approach to education in autism. Newark, DE: Pyramid Educational Products, Inc.

Brolin, D. (1993). Life centered career education: A competency based approach. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Buchanan, S.M., & Weiss, M.J. (2006). Applied behavior analysis and autism: An introduction. Ewing, NJ: COSAC.

Cohen, M., & Sloan, D. (2007) Visual supports for people with autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Delmolino, L., & Harris, S. L. (2004). Incentives for change: Motivating people with autism spectrum disorders to learn and gain independence. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Fling, F.R. (2000). Eating an artichoke: A mother’s perspective on asperger syndrome. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Fouse, B. (1999). Creating a “win-win IEP” for students with autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Fouse, B., & Wheeler, M. (1997). A treasure chest of behavioral strategies. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Fovel, J.T. (2002). The ABA program companion: Organizing quality programs for Children with autism and PDD. New York, NY: DRL Books, Inc.

Foxx, Richard M. (1982). Decreasing behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Foxx, R.M. (1982). Increasing behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Foxx, R.M. (1993). Toilet training persons with developmental disabilities: A rapid program for day and nighttime independent toileting. Champaign, IL: Research Press

Freeman, S., & Drake, L. (1996). Teach me language. Langley, B.C. and Lynden, WA: SKF Books, Inc.

Glasberg, B.A. (2006). Functional behavior assessment for people with autism: Making Sense of seemingly senseless behavior. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Handleman, J.S., & Harris, S.L. (Eds.) (2001). Preschool education programs for Children with autism (2nd ed). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Harris, Sandra L., and Beth Glasberg. (2003). Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families, 2nd Edition. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House

Holmes, David L. (1997). Autism through the lifespan—The Eden Model. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Howlin, P. (1997). Autism: Preparing for adulthood. London: Routledge.

Jacobson, J., Foxx, R.M., & Mulick, J.A. (2004) Controversial therapies for development: Fads, fashion, and science in professional practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Keenan, M., Kerr, K.P., & Dillenburger, K. (2000). Parent’s education as autism therapists: Applied behaviour analysis in context. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Klin, Ami, Fred R. Volkmar, and Sara S. Sparrow (Editors). (2000). Asperger’s Syndrome. Place of publication. Guilford Publications, Inc.

Koegel, L.K., & LaZebnik, C. (2004). Overcoming autism: Finding the answers, strategies, and hope that can transform a child’s life. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Koegel, R.L., & Koegel, L.K. (2005). Pivotal response treatments for autism: Communication, social, and academic development. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Leaf, R., McEachin, J., & Harsh, J.D. (Eds.) (1999). A work in progress: Behavior management strategies and a curriculum for intensive behavioral treatment of autism. New York, NY: DRL Books.

Lears, L. (1998). Ian’s walk: a story about autism. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman and Co.

Lucyshyn, J.M., Dunlap, G., & Albin, R.W. (Eds.) (2002). Families and positive behavior support: Addressing problem behavior in family contexts. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Maurice, C. (Ed.), Green, G., & Luce, S.C. (Co-eds.) (1996). Behavioral intervention for young children with autism; a manual for parents and professionals. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Maurice, C., Green, G., & Foxx, R.M. (2001). Making a difference: Behavioral intervention for autism. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Maurice, Catherine (1993). Let me hear your voice. A family's triumph over autism. New York: Knopf.

McClannahan, L. E., Krantz, P.J., (1999). Activity Schedules for Children with Autism, Teaching Independent Behavior. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

McClannahan, L.E., & Krantz, P.J. (2005). Teaching conversation to children with autism: Scripts and script fading. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

National Research Council (2001). Educating children with autism. Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism. C. Lord & J.P. McGee (Eds.)

Newman, B., Reinicke, D., & Newman, L. (2000). Words from those who care: Further case studies of ABA with people with autism. NY: Dove and Orca.

Newman, B., Reinicke, D.R., & Hammond, T. (2005). Behaviorask: Straight answers to Your ABA programming questions. NY: Dove and Orca.

Newman, Bobby. (1999). When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism. N.Y.: Dove and Orca.

Partington, J.W. Teaching verbal behavior: An introduction to parents teaching language (video). Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.

Powers, M.D. (2000). Children with autism: A parent’s guide (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Richman, S. (2001). Raising a child with autism: A guide to applied behavior analysis for parents. London and New York, NY: Jessica Kinglsey Publishers.

Romanczyk, R., Lockshin, S., & Matey, L. (1996). The IGS library of program exemplars (V.9) Appalachian, NY: CBTA

Sallows, G. O., & Graupner, T. D. (2005). Intensive behavioral treatment for children with autism: Four-year outcome and predictors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 417-438.

Smith, M.D., Belcher, R.G. & Juhrs, P.D. (1995). A guide to successful employment for individuals with autism. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Stern Feigers, L., & Weiss, M.J. (2004). Sibling Stories: Reflections on life with a brother or sister on the autism spectrum. Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Sundberg, M.L., & Partington, J.W. (1998). Teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Pleasant Hills, CA: Behavior analysts, Inc.

Sundberg, Mark L., & Partington, James W. (1998). Teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Place Behavior Analysts, Inc.

Volkmar, F.R., & Wiesner, L.A. (2003). Healthcare for children on the autism spectrum. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Wetherby, A., Woods, J., Allen, L., Cleary, J., Dickinson, H., & Lord, C. (2004). Early indicators of autism spectrum disorders in the second year of life.

Wehman, P. (2001). Supported employment in business: Expanding the capacity of workers with disabilities. St. Augustine, FL: Training Resource Network, Inc.

Weiss, M.J., & Harris, S.L. (2001). Reaching out, joining in: Teaching social skills to young children with autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Wheeler, M. (2004). Toilet training for individuals with autism and related disorders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Wrobel, M. (2003). Taking care of myself: A hygiene, puberty, and personal curriculum for young people with autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Book and Article Reviews

The Power of Positive Parenting
Dr. Glenn I. Latham, P&T Ink, 2000 (435-752-0238) 1994
Reviewed by Shirley Tawney, M.S.

Unwrapping the Gifts of Independence and Choice—Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
Lynn E. McClannahan, Ph.D. & Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D., Woodbine House, 1999.
Reviewed by Catherine Maurice, Ph.D.

Punishment on Trial
Ennio Cipani, Ph.D., Context Press, 2004.
Reviewed by Audrey Meissner, M.Ed. & David Celiberti, Ph.D., BCBA

The gluten-free, casein-free diet in autism: Results of a preliminary double blind clinical trial
Elder, J. H., Shankar, M., Shuster, J., Theriaque, D., Burns, S., & Sherrill, L. (2006).
Reviewd by Eric Rozenblat

Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities
Heward, W., Heron, T., Neef, N., Peterson, S., Sainato, D., Cartledge, G., et al. Prentice Hall, 2004.
Reviewed by Sharon A. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA, Kenneth F. Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA

Joint Attention and Symbolic Play in Young Children with Autism: A Randomized Controlled Intervention Study
Kasari, C., Freeman, S., and Paparella, T. (2006)
Reviewed by Casi Healey, BCBA

A Randomized Comparison of the Effect of Two Prelinguistic Communication Interventions on the Acquisition of Spoken Communication in Preschoolers with ASD
Yoder, P., Stone, W. (2006)
Reviewed by Carole Deitchman.

State and Community Information

Alabama

AL Disabilities Action Coalition
206 13th St. South
Birmingham AL 35233
[email protected]

Alabama Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
RSA Union Bldg. , 100 North Union St.,
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery AL 36130-1410
334-242-3973
334-242-0797 fax
800-232-2158

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
526 Martha Parham West, Univ. of Alabama,
P. O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0395
205-348-4928
205-348-9487
800-826-1675
[email protected]

Alaska

Disabilty Law Center of Alaska
615 East 82nd St. Suite 101
Anchorage AK 99518-3158
907-344-1002
907-349-1002 fax
800-478-1234 (in AK)
[email protected]

Governor's Council on Disabilities
and Special Education

P.O. Box 240249
Anchorage AK 99524-0249
907-269-8990
907-269-8995 fax
[email protected]

Arizona

Arizonia Center for Disability Law
In-depth training classes
3839 N. 3rd St. Suite 209
Phoenix AZ 85012
602-274-6287
800-927-2260 (in AZ)
[email protected]

Governor's Council on
Developmental Disabilities

Special Education
1717 West Jefferson Street Site Code (074Z)
Room 112
Phoenix AZ 85007
602-542-4049
602-542-5320 fax
[email protected]

Phoenix Adult Support Group
adult support group
602-299-8756
480-802-9005

Southwest Autism Research Center
1002 E. McDowell Rd., Ste. A
Phoenix AZ 85006
602-340-8717
602-340-8720 fax
[email protected]

AGUA of Phoenix
adult support group
617 E. Apache Blvd. #31
Tempe AZ 85281
480-968-2376

Arkansas

Governor's Developmental
Disabilities Council

Freeway Medical Tower
5800 Wesst 10th Street Suite 805
Little Rock AR 72204
501-661-2589
501-661-2399 fax
501-661-2736

Division of Developmental
Disabilities Services
Special Education
Dept. of Human Services,
P. O. Box 1437, Donaghey Plaza
N. 5th Floor, Slot #256"
Little Rock AR 72203-1437

Arkansas Support Network, Inc.
Support
614 East Emma Ave. Ste. 235
Springdale AR 72764
800-759-8788

Arkansas Disability Coalition
1123 S. University Ave. Suite 225
Little Rock AR 72204
800-223-1330
800-223-1330

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University Ste 201
Little Rock AR 72207
501-296-1775
501-296-1779 fax
800-482-1174

California

SHARE—Support Group Referral
5521 Grosvenor Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90066
310-305-8878

BAASIS—Bay Area Asperger Syndrome
Information and Support

510.266.0861

CA State Council on
Developmental Disabilities

2000 ""O"" Street, Suite 100
Sacramento CA 95814
916-322-8481
916-443-4957 fax

Protection and Advocacy Organizations
100 Howe Ave., Suite 235N
Sacramento CA 95825
916-488-9950
800-776-5746 in CA

AUTASTICS—Autistics United Together
and Showing They Indeed Can Succeed
930 Elizabeth Street #15
San Francisco CA 94114
415.648.8390

AASCEND—Autism and Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development
P.O. Box 591011
San Francisco CA 94159
415-248-1670

Phase One Citizen Advocacy of Sonoma County
2421 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa CA 95404
707-578-60670
707-578-0813 fax

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network at UCLA

Colorado

CO Developmental Disabilities Council
777 Grant Street, Suite 304
Denver CO 80203
303-894-2345
303-894-2880 fax
[email protected]

Legal Center for People with Disabilities
and Older People

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver CO 80203
303-722-0300
303-722-0720 fax
800-288-1376 in CO

Disability Connection
P.O.Box 270714
Ft. Collins CO 80527
970-229-0224
970-229-0242 fax

Connecticut

PDD/Asperger Support Group

Council on Developmental Disabilities
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford CT 06106-1308
860-418-6160
860-418-6003 fax

Office of Protection and Advocacy for
Persons with Disabilities

60 B Weston Street
Hartford CT 06120-1551
860-297-4300
860-566-8714
800-842-7303 (in-state)

CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center
300 E. Rock Rd.
New Haven CT 06511
203.272.7529
203.271.0859

Delaware

Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
821 Silver Lake Boulevard Suite 108,
Townsend Bldg.
Dover DE 19904
302-739-3333
302-739-2015 fax

Disabilities Law Program
913 Washington Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-575-0660
302-575-0840 fax
800-292-7850

Florida

CARD
Families Living with Aspergers
Family support group
CARD University of Miami Nova Satellite
954.262.7147

Adults with Aspergers Support Group
CARD University of Central Florida
407.823.2176

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Ctr. West Suite 100
Tallahassee FL 32301-5029
850-488-9071
800-342-0823
800-350-4566 Spanish & Creole

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
124 Marriott Drive Ste. 203
Tallahassee FL 32301-2981
850-488-4180
850-922-6702

Georgia

Sheila Wagner, M.Ed.
Support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome
Emory Autism Resource Center
718 Gatewood Rd
Atlanta GA 30322
404.727.8350

Emory Autism Resource Center
718 Gatewood Road
Atlanta GA 30322
404-727-8350
404-727-3969 fax

Governor's Council on
Developmental Disabilities

2 Peachtree Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Suite 210
Atlanta GA 30303-3142
404-657-2126
404-657-2132 fax
888-657-2133
www.ga-ddcouncil.org

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Center PKWY, Suite 520
Tucker GA 30309
404-885-1234
850-488-8640 fax
800-537-2329 (in GA)

Hawaii

Protection and Advocacy Agency
1580 Makaloa Street Ste.1060
Honolulu HI 96814
808-949-2922
800-882-1057 (in HI)
[email protected]

State Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities
919 Ala Moana Blvd., #113
Honolulu HI 96814
808-586-8100
808-586-7543 fax
[email protected]

Idaho

Idaho State Council
on Development Disabilities

280 North 8th St. Suite 208
P.O. Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0280
208-334-2178
208-334-3417 fax
800-544-2433 (in ID)

Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc.
4477 Emerald St. Suite B-100
Twin Falls ID 83303-2550
800-632-5125

Illinois

Council for Disability Rights
205 W. Randolph, Ste. 1650
Chicago IL 60606-1820
312-444-9484
312-444-1967
[email protected]

Illinios Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities
100 West Randolph, S. 10-600
Chicago IL 60601
312-814-2080
312-814-7141 fax

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
1921 S. Blue Island
Chicago IL 60608
312-666-3393
312-666-1787 fax
800-532-3393
[email protected]

Protection and Advocacy Agency
11 East Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago IL 60603
312-341-0022
312-341-0295 fax

Advocates United
2122 W. Jefferson St. Ste.242
Joliet IL 60435
708-301-6111

Illinois Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities

830 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62704
217-782-9696
217-524-5339 fax
217-782-9696 TTY

The Asperger Syndrome Support and
Awareness of Central Illinois
6504 Haylet St.
Springfield IL 62707
217-585-7276

Indiana

Autism Advocates of IN
10223 Caliburn Court
Fishers IN 46038
317.596.0098 fax
317.577.1467

Governor's Planning Council
on Disabilities

143 W. Market Street Harrison Building Suite 404
Indianapolis IN 46204
317-232-7770
317-233-3712 fax
317-722-5563 (TTY)
[email protected]

Indiana Protection
and Advocacy Service

4701 North Keystone Avenue Suite 222
Indianapolis IN 46205
317-722-5555
800-838-1131 (TTY)
880-622-4845
[email protected]

Iowa

Iowa Governor's Council
for Developmental Disabilities

617 East Second Street
Des Moines IA 50309
515-281-9083
515-581-9087 fax
800-452-1936

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for Iowa

Kansas

Kansas Council
on Developmental Disabilities

Docking State Office Bldg.
915 S. W. Harrison, Room 141
Topeka KS 66612-1570
913-296-2608
913-296-2861 fax

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for the Kansas City Area


Kentucky

Kentucky Developmental Disabilities
Planning Council

100 Fair Oaks Lane 4E-F
Frankfort KY 40621
502-564-7842
502-564-9826 fax
800-928-6583

Protection & Advocacy Agency
100 Fair Oaks Ln., Third Floor
Frankfort KY 40601
502-564-2967
800-372-2988 (in KY)

Louisiana

Louisiana State Planning Council
on Developmental Disabilities

P.O. Box 3455, Mail Bin #14
Baton Rouge LA 70821-3455
504-256-1633
504-342-1970 fax
800-922-3425 (LA only)

The Advocacy Center
225 Baronne Street, Ste 2112
New Orleans LA 70112-2112
504-522-2337
504-522-5507 fax
800-960-7705

Maine

Developmental Disabilities Council
139 State House Station Nash Building
Augusta ME 04333-0139
207-287-4213
207-287-8001 fax
800-244-3990 (in ME)

Disability Rights Center of Maine
P.O. Box 2007
Augusta ME 04338-2007
207-626-2774
800-452-1948 (in ME)
[email protected]

Maryland

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for Maryland

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
300 West Lexington Street, Box 10
Baltimore MD 21201-2323
410-333-3688
410-333-3686 fax
800-305-6441 (in-state)

Maryland Disability Law Center
1800 N. Charles, Ste. 202
Baltimore MD 21201
410-234-2791
800-233-7201 (in md)

Pathfinders Autism Resource Center

120 Allegheny Ave.
Towson MD 21204
301.551.9500
410.769.9500
[email protected]

Massachusetts

Disability Law Center, Inc.
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston MA 02108
617-723-8455
617-227-9464 TTY
800-872-9992
[email protected]

Community Resources for People with Autism
116 Pleasant Street, Ste. 3315
Easthampton MA 01027
413-529-2428
413-529-2567 (fax)

The Asperger's Association
of New England

1301 Centre Street
Newton Centre MA 02459
617-527-2894
617-630-9132 fax
[email protected]

Massachusetts Developmental
Disabilities Council

1150 Hancock St.
Quincy MA 02169
617.770.7676
617.770.1987 fax
617.770.9499 TTY

Michigan

ACA Association for Community Advocacy
Advocating with and for persons with disabilities
NEW Center 1100 North Main Suite 205
Ann Arbor MI 48104
734.662.1256
734.662.2699 fax

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
Lewis Cass Building
Lansing MI 48913
517-334-6123
517-334-7353 fax

Minnesota

Alternatives for People with Autism Inc.
5624 73rd Avenue North
Brooklyn Park MN 55429
612-560-3013

Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 First Avenue, N., Ste 300
Minneapolis MN 55401-1780
612-332-1441
612-334-5783 fax
800-292-4151 (in MN)

Mississippi

Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Central MS (LIFE)
754 N. President Street
Jackson MS 39202
601-969-0601
601-969-1662 fax
800-748-9420
[email protected]

Depart. Disabilities Planning Council
1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 North Lamar Street
Jackson MS 39201
601-359-1288
601-359-6295 (fax)
601-359-6230 (TDD)
[email protected]

Mississippi Protection and Advocacy
5330 Executive Place, Ste. A
Jackson MS 39206
601-981-8207
601-981-8313
800-772-4057

Missouri

Disabilities Advocacy & Support Network
1515 E. Pythian
Springfield MO 65801-5030
417-895-7464
417-895-7412 (fax)
417-895-7430

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for the Kansas City Area

Montana

Developmental Disabilities Planning
and Advisory Council
111 N. Last Chance Gulch Unit 1C, P.O. Box 526
Helena MT 59601
406-444-1334
406-444-5999 (fax)
800-337-9942 (in MT)

Montana Advocacy Program
P.O. Box 1681 316 North Park, Room 211
Helena MT 59624
406-444-3889
800-245-4743 (in MT)
[email protected]

Nebraska

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
301 Centennial Mall, South P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln NE 68509-5044
402-471-2330
402-471-0383 fax
402-471-9750 TTY

Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc.
The Center for Disability Rights, Law, and Advocacy
134 South 13th Street, Suite 600
Lincoln ,NE 68508
Phone: 402-474-3183
Fax: 402-474-3274

Nevada

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
711 S. Stewart Street
Carson City NV 89710
775-687-4452
775-687-3292 fax
775-687-3388

Nevada Disability Adovocacy and Law Center
6039 Eldora Avenue Suite C Box 3
Las Vegas NV 89146
702-257-8150
702-257-8170 fax
888-349-3843

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
1201 Terminal Way, Ste.219
Reno NV 89502
775-333-7878
800-992-5715
[email protected]

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for Nevada


New England

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for New England


New Hampshire

Disabilities Rights Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 3660
Concord NH 03302-3660
603-228-0432
800-834-1721

New Hampshire Developmental Disabilities Council
Concord Center, Unit 315 10 Ferry Street
Concord NH 03301-5004
603-271-3236
603-271-1156 fax
800-735-2964

New Jersey

ASPEN®
Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.
Middlesex & Union Counties
732-321-0880
[email protected] or [email protected]

NJ Develop. Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 700, 20 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08625-0700
609-292-3745
609-292-7114 fax
800-792-8858
[email protected]

NJ Protection and Advocacy
210 South Broad St. 3rd Floor
Trenton NJ 08608
609-633-7106 609-292-9742
800-922-7233 (in NJ)
[email protected]

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for Northern New Jersey


New Mexico

Protection and Advocacy System
1720 Louisiana Blvd.,NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque NM 87110
505-256-3100
505-256-3184 fax
800-432-4682 (in NM)
[email protected]

Native Americans Protection
and Advocacy Project
P.O. Box 392
Shiprock NM 87420
505-368-3216
505-368-3220
800-862-7271

Native Americans Protection
and Advocacy Project
P.O. Box 3539
Tuba City NM 87420
505-368-3216
800-862-7271

New York

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for New York City


The Relaxation Oasis
Asperger socialization groups
19 Broadway
Hawthorne NY 10532
914-403-8570
914-206-4322fax

Adaptations
JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
646-505-4367

The Advocacy Center
277 Alexander St. Ste. 500
Rochester NY 14607
716-546-1700
800-650-4967 (in NY)

North Carolina

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
1001 Navahoe Dr. Suite GL-103
Raleigh NC 27609
919-850-2833
919-850-2895 fax
800-357-6916

North Dakota

Protection & Advocacy Organizations
400 East Broadway, Ste. 616
Bismark ND 58501-4073
701-328-2950
701-328-3934 fax
800-472-2670 (in ND)

State Council on Developmental Disabilities
Dept. of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismark ND 58505-0250
701-328-8953
701-328-8969 fax
800-880-0382

Ohio

Ohio Legal Rights Services
8 East Long St. 5th Floor
Columbus OH 43215
614-466-7264
614-644-1888
800-282-9181 (in OH)

Ohio Protection & Advocacy Agency
8 East Long Street 5th Floor
Columbus OH 44134
614-466-7264
800-282-9181

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for Central Ohio


Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
at Ohio State University


Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for Southwest Ohio


Oklahoma

Council for Dev. Disabilities
3033 N. Walnut, Ste. 105-E
Oklahoma City OK 73125
405-528-4984
405-528-0956 fax
800-836-4470

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.
2915 Classen Blvd. 300 Cameron Bldg.
Oklahoma City OK 73106
405-525-7755
800-880-7755 (in OK)

Developmental Disabilities Services
Office of Client Advocacy
405.525.4850

Oregon

Oregon Advocacy Center
620 SW 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
Portland OR 97204-1428
503-243-2081
503-243-1738 fax
800-452-1694

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council

540 24th Place, NE
Salem OR 97301-4517
503-945-9941
503-945-9947
800-292-4154 (in OR)

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for Portland

Pennsylvania

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for Central Pennsylvania


Ascend Support Group for Parents

Asperger and Autism Alliance for the Philadelphia Region

New Horizons Social Club
Philadelphia-area social club for adults with Asperger Syndrome
New Horizons, Attn: Laura Bale
315 South Sterling Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027
[email protected]

ASA Philadelphia
Autism Society of America Greater Philadelphia Chapter

ASCEND
Asperger and Autism Alliance Support Group

GRASP
Asberger Syndrome Support Group

O.A.S.I.S
Asperger Syndrome Information and Support

Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism

Penn Autism Network

Center for Disability Law
and Policy Client Assistance

East: 1617 JFK Blvd., Ste.800
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-557-7712
[email protected]

Center for Disability Law
and Policy Client Assistance

West: 211 Whitfield Street, Ste. 215
Pittsburgh PA 15206
412-363-7223
[email protected]

Developmental Disabilities Council
Room 561 Forum Building
Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg PA 17120-0001
717-787-6057
717-772-0738
877-685-4452

PA Protection & Advocacy Inc.
116 Pine Street
Harrisburg PA 17101
717-236-8110
800-692-7443 (in PA)
[email protected]

Rhode Island

R.I. Developmental Disabilities Council
14 Harrington Road
Cranston RI 02920
401-464-3191
401-462-3570 fax
[email protected]

AANE (Asperger Association of New England)
[email protected]

Rhode Island Disability Law Center
349 Eddy Street
Providence RI 02903
401-831-3150
401-831-5335 (TTY)
800-733-5332 (in RI)

South Carolina

Protection & Advocacy Organizations
3710 Landmark Drive
Columbia SC 29204
803-782-0639
800-922-5225 (in SC)
[email protected]

SC Developmental Disabilities Council
Office of the Governor
Edgar Brown Bldg.
1205 Pendleton St., Ste. 203
Columbia SC 29201-3731
803-734-0465
803-734-0241 (fax)

South Dakota

SD Advocacy Services
221 S. Central Ave.
Pierre SD 57501
605-442-8294
605-224-5125 fax
800-658-4782 (in SD)
[email protected]

Tennessee

Developmental Disabilities Council
Cordell Hull Building, 5th Floor,
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville TN 37243-0675
615-532-6615
615-532-6964 fax
615-741-4562 (TTY)
[email protected]

Tennessee Protection & Advocacy
P.O. Box 121257
Nashville TN 37212
615-298-1080
615-298-2046 fax
800-342-1660 (in TN)

Texas

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
6201 E. Oltorf, Suite 600
Austin TX 78741
512-437-5432
800-262-0334
tcdd.texas.gov

Utah

Disability Law Center
455 East 400 South, Ste.410
Salt Lake City UT 84111
801-363-1347
800-662-9080 (in UT)
[email protected]

Vermont

Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council
103 South Main Street
Waterbury VT 05671-0206
802-241-2612
802-241-2979

Virginia

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for Virginia

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
for Northern Virginia


Washington

Washington Protection & Advocacy System
180 West Dayton St. Ste.102
Edmonds WA 98020-4127
425-776-1199
800-905-0209
[email protected]

Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 48314
Olympia WA 98504-8314
360-753-3908
360-586-2424 fax
800-634-4473 (TDD)

Washington D.C.

Advocates for Justice and Education
2041 M. Luther King Jr. Ave.SE Suite 301
Washington DC 20020
202-678-8060
888-327-8060
[email protected]

Developmental Disabilities Council D.C.
2700 M. Luthur King Ave. SE
Bldg.801 East, Rm 1022
Washington DC 20032
202-279-6085
202-279-6090 fax
[email protected]

National Association
of Developmental Disabilities Councils

1234 Mass. Avenue, NW Suite 103
Washington DC 20005
202-347-1234
202-347-4023 fax

West Virginia

Developmental Disabilities Council
110 Stockton Street
Charleston WV 25312
304-558-0416
304-558-2376 (TTY)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy
16 North Carroll Street Suite 400
Madison WI 53703
608-267-0214
800-928-8778 (in WI)
800-928-8778 (in WI)

Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities
600 Williamson Street P.O. Box 7851
Madison WI 53707-7851
608-263-1656
608-263-5254
[email protected]

Autism Resource Network
2425 East Johnson Street
Madison WI 53704
608-244-1225

Wyoming

Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
122 West 25th Street
Herschler Bldg., 1st Floor, W.
Cheyenne WY 82002
307-777-7230
307-777-5690 fax
800-438-5791 (in WY)

Wyoming Protection and Advocacy Agency

320 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne WY 82001
307-632-3496
800-624-7648 (in WY)
[email protected]