Research Autism Research Autism This organization works to carry out independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions for autism and autism spectrum disorders. The goal is the improvement of quality of life and outlook for the individuals affected and those around them. The website contains information about autism spectrum disorders and an extensive list of interventions that may be helpful with information available at a basic, intermediate and advanced level. In addition, they offer links to related sites, a glossary of terms, and information on recent research studies.
Genes to Cognition Online Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online is about modern neuroscience. It focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. Readers can use the dynamic network maps to explore the library of 750+ unique items. They can also use the linear Selected Items menu on top of each map to tour selected content. Disorders covered include ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Schizophrenia. Topics within each area include genes, biochemicals, cells, brain anatomy, cognition, and environment and include research articles, videos, glossary terms, and more. A very in-depth and thorough resource that is definitely worth checking out!
TEACCH : Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) focuses on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person's skills, interests, and needs. Major priorites of TEACCH include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly-based intervention strategy, building on existing skills and interests. On the site are educational and communication approaches which are intended to enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community. Current and past published research is made very easy to locate and training opportunities are offered.
Autism Link Autism Link The goal of this site is to provide a place on the internet that gathers information from ALL organizations and puts it into one place. They offer parents a way to meet and talk to others in their area through discussion forums, newsletters, and resources. They also provide a database that is searchable by state to locate organizations and programs that can be of assistance.
Autism: An Overview Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D. This site provides extensive information about Autism, including overviews of the disorder, theories about the causes, treatments, links to more information, and an interactive forum section. This information is very thorough, but somewhat technical at times.