Autism Links

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

General information related to child health, specific guidelines concerning pediatric issues, information about AAP's programs and activities, publications and other child health resources. Information comes from child health experts with scientific research supporting their recommendations.


Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism, and to advocating for the needs of affected families.

Autism Society of America (ASA)

ASA’s mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Video Glossary

The ASD video glossaryis an innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders.   The ASD video glossary was completed in collaboration with the FIRST WORDS® Project, First Signs and Autism Speaks.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Easy to read information on facts, screening, diagnosis and treatments.

First Signs

First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders. The First Signs website provides a wealth of vital resources, covering a range of issues: from monitoring development, to concerns about a child; from the screening and referral process, to sharing concerns.

National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured.
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.