Improve the lives of all affected by Autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day challenges faced by individuals with Autism, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. They have offices throughout California to provide a local resource to help find and access the many services available to individuals and their families.
The website provides a national list of attorneys specializing in special needs trusts and other resources by state.
PEERS provides evidence-based social skills intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism, and/or other developmental disabilities.
The website provides a list of children’s books that are about special needs and disabilities.
Full Coverage Discovering Autism series by Alan Zarembo of Los Angeles Times published in December 2011.