Resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted by Barbara F. Meltz  October 13, 2009 06:00 AM

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Barbara, can you please provide me with the names and contact information for highly respected professional organizations that serve those with autism and other related PDDs?

From: Abby Nash, Glenmont

Hi Abby,

I consulted with some professionals in the field. The consensus is that the single best resource is the Asperger's Association of New England, particularly this page on diagnosis, which is available in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.

The American Speech/Language/Hearing Association offers this informational page, and here's what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say on the subject.

See this recent Child Caring blog entry by my colleague Lylah Alphonse on the rate of autism in the US.

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  1. Thanks for publishing this question, Barbara!

    Abby, I can't tell if you are looking for professional organizations that support adults who have autism and other PDD, or if you are looking for organizations that deal with treating children on the spectrum. Here's a link to a post I wrote in April, about some of the different forms of treatment for autism, with contact information for the organizations mentioned:

    http://www.boston.com/community/moms/blogs/child_caring/2009/04/treating_autism_diet_aba_and_other_interventions.html

    Posted by Lylah October 14, 09 12:12 PM
 
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  1. Thanks for publishing this question, Barbara!

    Abby, I can't tell if you are looking for professional organizations that support adults who have autism and other PDD, or if you are looking for organizations that deal with treating children on the spectrum. Here's a link to a post I wrote in April, about some of the different forms of treatment for autism, with contact information for the organizations mentioned:

    http://www.boston.com/community/moms/blogs/child_caring/2009/04/treating_autism_diet_aba_and_other_interventions.html

    Posted by Lylah October 14, 09 12:12 PM
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