News You Can Use: Resources on Autism

Is there an autism insurance bill pending in your state legislature? Click HERE to read more about the states that are considering or have passed laws requiring insurance providers to cover behavioral therapy for autistic children.

For more information about adults living with autism, check out the Autism Society of America -- life after high school and planning the future.

There is also more information here: Adults Living with Disabilities.

The following resources can help parents or kids of any age who are dealing with autism:

Organization for Autism Research (OAR): Led by parents, grandparents and relatives of children and adults with autism, OAR uses applied science to answer questions for the community. OAR's Web site offers free online programs that can be downloaded for parents and professionals.

Free online programs for parents and teachers working with an autistic child are available here.

Faye J. Lindner Center for Autism: Helps families obtain comprehensive assessments, support, and information on the latest research. Also provides school consultation services and is available to assist schools in program development for students with autism.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT): ASAT supports all scientifically sound research on the prevention, treatments and cure for autism.

Autism Speaks: An organization committed to changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. Early intervention is the best way to combat autism.

Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN): CAN is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research into autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach.

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership: A group committed to raising awareness about this condition, while including those diagnosed with autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder on its advisory board and board of directors.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support: Provides education about the issues surrounding Asperger's and autism spectrum disorders.