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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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Illinois Resources

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.

The Arc of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois is one of the the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Find a Chapter in Illinois

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)
The Hope Institute for Children and Families
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.

Autism Society of Illinois (ASI)
The mission of ASI is to improve the lives of Illinois individuals and families affected by autism. Site includes information on support groups, events, workshops, and current clinical trials.

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
Local chapter of Easter Seals provides services for infants, children and adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence, and provide support for the families who love and care for them.
Connect Locally with an Easter Seals near you (By Zip or State)

Illinois Insurance Facts: Insurance Coverage for Autism
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Insurance.