Link to Autism Organizations

Do you have questions about autism and its treatment? Below are a number of Web sites that may help.

To find out more about Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, who appeared today on "Good Morning America" to answer viewer questions visit www.KennedyKrieger.org.

Autism Speaks -- www.autismspeaks.org

With the aim of accelerating the pace of autism research, this organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists boasts of having committed more than $60 million to that goal since its inception.

Autism Society of America -- www.autism-society.org

Calling itself the leading source of information and referral on autism, this resource represents an organization that is nearly four decades old and comprises more than 20,000 members in more than 200 chapters in nearly every state.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Autism Information Center

The CDC's Web site provides a comprehensive overview of autism including screening, treatment, frequently asked questions and the CDC's latest research and findings.

National Institute of Mental Health -- Autism Information

With an annual budget of more than $1 billion, this component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducts research, supports research and distributes information on developmental disabilities.

Autism One -- www.autismone.org

This California-based nonprofit organization of parents of children with autism concentrates on three areas: education on dealing with and treating the condition; advocacy, increasing public awareness and support; and fundraising, to pay for research and education.

University of California at Santa Barbara's Autism Research and Training Center

This Web site represents a program dedicated to studying and treating autism. It also includes a step-by-step guide on how to get help, and descriptions of current research projects.

National Research Council Report on Educating Children with Autism

This 300-page book gives a broad, if scholarly, look at the many approaches to education for children with autism.

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