Autism Society of America
The Autism Society 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. It was founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism. Today, more than 120,000 members and supporters are connected through a working network of more than 100 affiliates nationwide.
Autism Treatment Center of America
Autism Treatment Center of America has over 30 years of experience working with more than 25,000 parents, children, and professionals from over 85 different countries. They are the worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program, a powerful, effective and totally unique treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties.
Generation Rescue, founded in 2005 by J.B. and Lisa Handley, is an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism and mentoring thousands of families in recovering their children from autism.
The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development is a non-profit organization working to advance the understanding of childhood development through clinical care, research, and education. One of the fundamental goals of the Johnson Center is to provide a strong collaborative environment for both basic and applied autism research. This goal is based on the belief that effective interventions follow from a better understanding of the causes and symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. By understanding differences across the autism spectrum, the Johnson Center hopes to better define subgroups in order to identify specific targeted interventions.
The M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) founded in 1998 is an international, multidisciplinary research organization striving to understand the causes and develop better treatments and ultimately cures for neurodevelopmental disorders. The Autism Phenome Project is the largest and most comprehensive assessment of children with autism ever attempted. It aims to distinguish among recognized subgroups, or phenotypes, of autism. It will link these different forms of autism with distinct patterns of behavior and biological changes.
National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
Organization for Autism Research
The mission of OAR is to apply research to the challenges of autism. OAR's programs revolve around funding new research and breaking down evidence-based information into layman's terms for the non-scientific consumer. They also pilot studies and targeted research into issues affecting the autism community, primarily for those whose outcomes offer new insights into the behavioral and social development of individuals with autism with an emphasis on communications, education, and vocational challenges.
Safe Minds (Sensible Action For Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to investigate and raise awareness of the risks to infants and children of exposure to mercury from medical products, including thimerosal in vaccines. Safe Minds supports research on the potential harmful effects of mercury and thimerosal. Safe Minds provides evidence that autism can be prevented and refuses to accept the current autism paradigm that permits an unchecked epidemic and widespread suffering.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a nonprofit founded in 2000 to provide education, support, and information to parents to help their children diagnosed with autism be the very best they can be, with the hope of recovery.
US Autism & Asperger Association
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a nonprofit organization for autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions. Since 1995, USAAA began improving the quality of life of individuals affected by autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders. In the summer of 2005, Special Abilities evolved into US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. with a mission to provide the opportunity for everyone living with autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism and Asperger communities with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects.