Below are links for general information on autism from national organizations. For local resources, please visit our Resource Directory.

Autism Research Study Opportunity at Dominican University of California
Assistive Technology for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Occupational therapy students are currently conducting a new research study at Dominican University of California to examine how video-based instruction aids individuals with autism spectrum disorder to learn new tasks.

Autism Speaks
Dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, physician research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism.

Autism Research Institute
Conducts and fosters scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism.

Autism Bay Area
Bringing resources and support to families with autism.

Autism Society of America
Exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum.

Defeat Autism Now
DAN! meetings bring together physicians and scientists from around the world to develop advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Families for Effective Treatment
Dedicated to providing Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.

First Signs
Dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders and provides a wealth of resources.

Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center Library
A great resource right here in Northern California! Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center has many services, including an extensive library, specializing in materials of interest to families and professionals involved with children and youth with disabilities. The library includes a broad selection of over 1500 books, journals and audio-visual materials. Except for reference materials, all books and other materials are available to check out. Extensive article and agency files are also available on-site. Check out these great new resources on ASD!

Organization for Autism Research
Created by parents and grandparents who shared a common belief that applied research would answer the questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.

Talk About Curing Autism
TACA provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism.

Unlocking Autism
Parent to Parent Network willing to help communicate autism resources and awareness to parents of autistic children and other interested parties.

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