Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital: www.theemilycenter.com
Autism Packet available with organized list of reading materials and resources for parents.
Arizona Autism Coalition: www.azautism.org
Includes information as well as a list of support groups.
Arizona Autism United: www.azaunited.org
Nonprofit organization providing services to children with autism spectrum disorders in Arizona.
Arizona Center for Disability Law: www.azdisabilitylaw.org
Advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities.
Arizona Department of Education: www.azed.gov/ess/das/pinspals
Services and Resources available with Special Education
Arizona Early Intervention Services: https://www.azdes.gov/main
Arizona Yellow Pages for Kids with Diabilities: www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/az
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix: www.phxautism.org
Includes information as well as a list of support groups.
Autism Votes:Arizona: www.autismvotes.org
Explains Steven's Law and the insurance coverage in place for therapies for children with autism, go to state intiatives.
Behavioral Interventions, Support, Treatment and Assessment: www.bistacenter.org
The BISTA Center is a nonprofit organization that provides therapy services to individuals with and without disabilities and assists their families in obtaining skills necessary to enrich their lives through ABA therapy.
Division of Developmental Disabilities:www.azdes.gov/ddd
Part of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Provides state services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
GALA; Grupo de Apoyo para Latinos con Autismo: www.arizonagala.org
GALA is a non-profit organization that serves and supports minority individuals (primarily Hispanic/Latino) in Arizona with developmental disabilities and their families and focuses on providing eduational information, quality serivices, and valuable resources in Spanish.
Raising Special Kids:www.raisingspecialkids.org
Local resource committed to improving the lives of children with disabilities through parental support
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) - www.autismcenter.org
AOTA Autism Resources: www.aota.org/autism
Association for Science in Autism Treatment:www.asatonline.org
Not-For-Profit organization of parents and professionals committed to sharing accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism.
Autism Safety Project: www.autismsafetyproject.org
Tool Kit about communicating with individuals with autism in emergency situations.
Autism Society of America:www.autism-society.org
Promotes community involvement of individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education, advocacy, and public awareness campaigns. Lists state and local autism societies and provides resources.
Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org
Funds global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism.
Autism Treatment Center of America - www.autismtreatmentcenter.org
CDC:Autism Spectrum Disorders- http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism
Dan Marino Foundation:www.danmarinofoundation.org
Funds integrated intervention services for children with special needs, based in Florida but provides educational materials for parents as well.
Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation: www.djfiddlefoundation.org
Mission is to develop and support programs for adolescents and adults with autism that honor individuality and provide opportunities to participate in community life.
Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation: www.flutiefoundation.org
Funding for research and programs that help families in the autism community.
International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR): www.imfar.org
Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative: www.autismguidelines.dmh.mo.gov
National Autism Center: www.nationalautismcenter.org
Not-For-Profit organization that provides reliable information and offers resources regarding autism.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed:www.thenadd.org
Education, training, and information on mental health issues relating to persons with developmental disabilities.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm
The Arc: www.thearc.org
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT™) - available for free download for clinical, research, and educational purposes. This is a highly sensitive tool, which is evidence-based and recommended by the AAP to be used at the 18-month and 24-month well-child visit. Download the PDF.
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH): www.teacch.com
Program at the University of North Carolina with information about autism and educational approaches.
Autism Insurance Information: www.azautismworkgroup.org/autism-insurance.com
Visual Support Information: English
Autism Society: Next Steps Guide
Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety: www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/autismparentfacts.htm Spanish
IDEA Parent Guide: www.idea.ed.gov
Individualized Education Programs for Autism (IEP's): www.webmd.com/brain/autism/individualized-education-programs-ieps-for-autism
School Readiness and Transitioning: the following are informational articles to help parents transition their children through different grades and are focused on children with Autism but also offer helpful tips for all parents of school aged children:
Recommended Books for Parents
Dietary Considerations in Autism: Identifying a Reasonable Approach by Theresa W. Johnson from Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 2006: Available at the Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Sleep Disturbances and Autism by Beth Malow, MD and Susan McGrew, MN, Sleep Medicine Clinics, 2008: Available at the Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital