Chapter 7: Information Sources

Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources

Subsection: Autism

Autism Research Institute

The mission of the Autism Research Institute is to improve the health and well-being of people on the autism spectrum through research and the education of professionals, those who are affected, and their families.



Autism Society of America (ASA)

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. They provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.

The AutismSource database features thousands of resources with listings in all 50 states. ASA continues to add programs and users can recommend resources to be added by following the prompts on the site. Listings include physicians, psychologists, speech, occupational and behavioral therapists, schools, camps, training programs, government agencies, and much more. To access AutismSource, follow this link:

4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350
Bethesda , MD 20814

Toll Free: 


Autism Society of Central Oklahoma (ASOCO) - Lawton Support Group

Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jenney Hale for more information. Childcare is provided.

910 N.W. 38th St.
Lawton , OK 73506



Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance through the wealth information that can be found on their website, support from the hundreds of parent mentors that can be contacted through their network, and Biomedical Grant Program.

Link to website

National Autism Association (NAA)

The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.

One Park Avenue, Suite 1
Portsmouth , RI 02871

Toll Free: