Autism Speaks provides resources for parents and professionals living and working with children with an autism spectrum disorder. Their tool kits provide great resources for newly diagnosed families including resources to share with extended family, safety tips, and assembling a team to provide treatment.
Association for Science in Autism Treatment, an organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism by providing up-to-date, science-based information.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism.This is a good place to start for families who have just received a diagnosis of autism.
Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It goes through the families challenges with the medical community and their frustration with "miracle cures" before they found behavioral therapy.
Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism.
Harrisburg Project is a resource for parents and special educators alike. Under tools and services, there is a private facility search which is a database of all private special education programs within the state of Illinois.