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The primary NIH organization for research on Autism is the National Institute of Mental Health

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Nemours Foundation Includes more than 5,000 doctor-reviewed, up-to-date, and easy-to-read articles, interactive features, games, and video.
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The following Web sites have been selected by the Medical Library staff.The information presented in these Web sites is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.These sites are listed by category in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.


  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
    Behavior analysis is a scientifically validated approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment.
  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
  • Sensory integration and related therapies

For detailed information on the above therapies, click here >>>

Other Educational Resources

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)
A collaboration of 17 agencies operate 19 centers across the state to provide services to children, families, educators, day care providers, and medical professionals. A number of these Resources are available download from the Website.

Beach Center on Families and Disability
University of Kansas
Education and Training encompass several areas at the Beach Center including the following: advancing access to the general curriculum, self-determination, positive behavior support, school-wide reform, technology use, and deaf-blindness.

Center for Parents Information and Resources (CPIR)
(CPIR) serves as a central resource of information to the community.

Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students
List of colleges and universities that offer programs, some quite comprehensive, designed to support students with learning disabilities.

Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC)
Illinois State Board of Education
ISTAC promotes a district-wide prevention and wellness approach, a multi-tiered system of supports, and school partnerships with family and community stakeholders.

Illinois State Board of Education: Special Education Services
The Illinois State Board of Education partners with school districts to provide programs and services for students with specialized educational needs

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. .

Partnering with Your Child's School: A Guide for Parents(PDF)
HSC Foundation
The booklet is designed to help parents of children who have been diagnosed with health or mental health care needs to learn about available resources and to develop a partnership with their children’s school.

Special Education – Assistive Technology
Illinois State Board of Education
Children with disabilities sometimes need and are entitled to special equipment and services to ensure that they have access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE). Learn more about equipment, funding, consultation and evaluation resources, implementation strategies, best practices and other services available.

A Year of Success: Parent & Teacher Considerations for Success
Rhonda Brunett: A mother of a twenty year old son "Jordan" who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. More about the author>>>