Autism Resources

The Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE)

The Association for Autism and Neurodiversity (AANE) helps autistic and similarly neurodivergent people build meaningful, connected lives by providing individuals, families, and professionals with education, community and support, in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P)

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) aims to promote the health and well-being of autistic individuals across the life course, with a focus on enhancing physical health outcomes. Using an approach to research that emphasizes neurodiversity, the AIR-P facilitates research that aligns with the goals of autistic individuals and increases life expectancy, improves the healthcare experience, and optimizes physical health.

Posibilidades Infinitas

Posibilidades Infinitas is a free virtual support group for families and individuals on the spectrum from different communities, with an emphasis on offering various resources and services to the Latino community in Pennsylvania.

Autism Connection of PA

Autism Connection of PA is a nonprofit serving thousands of people seeking help for autism concerns, understanding, and providing text, email and phone support plus weekly autism news and information.

Autistic Women and Non-Binary Network

Autistic Women and Non-Binary Network provides community support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all people of marginalized genders or of no gender. AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences in the community.

The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT)

The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) is a statewide initiative funded by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The goal of the ASERT Collaborative is to provide streamlined access to information for Pennsylvanians living with autism.

The Autistic People of Color Fund

The Autistic People of Color Fund exists to provide direct support, mutual aid, and reparations by and for autistic people of color.

The AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit

The AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit was created as part of an on-going research project by the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) to help improve healthcare access and quality for adults on the autism spectrum.

The Center for Autism Research (CAR)

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. CAR’s goals are to identify the underlying causes of ASD in order to develop precision treatments and support families by providing evidence-based resources and education.

CAR Autism Roadmap

The CAR Autism Roadmap is a website that provides families and providers with resources and information about ASD for children, youth and adults.

Simons Foundation (SFARI)

Simons Foundation (SFARI) is a scientific initiative with the mission of improving the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library Book List

A compiled list of autism acceptance/advocacy books, all in one place! 

 

MyResults.Org

MyResults.Org is a website hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that provides information about genetic test results.

Asperger Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Connection

Asperger Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Connection is an organization that directly addresses the issues and needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder level 1, also known as Asperger syndrome. The Autism Spectrum Coalition provides resources for families around the world who are dealing with the challenges of Asperger syndrome and ASD.

Autism Research Centre

Autism Research Centre is situated within the School of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. It brings together scientists working on autism from around the University of Cambridge. It also has major collaborations with other universities, and works closely with clinical and voluntary sector services.

Unique

Unique is a small charity supporting, informing, and networking with families living with a Rare Chromosome Disorders. On their website, you can find free guides on specific chromosome and gene disorders, including NRXN1/2p16.3 deletions.

The Color of Autism Foundation

The Color of Autism Foundation is a nonprofit committed to educating and assisting Black / African American families with Autistic children.

The Penn Autism Clinic

The Penn Autism Clinic serves children and adults who have or are suspected of having a diagnosis of autism, and who have health insurance through the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

The National Institute of Mental Health’s Caring for your Mental Heath

The National Institute of Mental Health’s Caring for your Mental Heath page has helpful resources directed toward self-care, when to seek professional help, and what to do if you or someone you know is in crisis. Esta página también está disponible en español (This page is also available in Spanish).

Organization for Autism Research

With a focus on the quality and practical value of their resource materials,  the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is led by parents and grandparents of autistic children and adults all aiming to answer questions that autistic individuals, their parents, families, teachers, and caregivers confront daily.  

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

A one-stop source for evidence-based neurodiversity-steeped information from autistic people, parents, and autism professionals. 

Making Sense of the Past as a Late-Diagnosed Autistic Adult

A personal perspective by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D., in Psychology Today on her experience with a late autism diagnosis.  

ECHO Autism at CHOP

ECHO Autism is a virtual learning network of providers offering real-time access to autism and behavioral experts. ECHO Autism at CHOP meets virtually for 90 minutes every other week.  

 

PennBox for ASPE Material

PennBox for ASPE Material – restricted to the ASPE team

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