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Here are links to find care, services, and support and learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Find Care, Services, and Support

Do you have questions about autism services? early intervention and special education? health care and insurance? emotional support for you or your other children? These resources will help you find people in your state who can help.

  • Autism Speaks. Telephone 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time: (888) 288-4762; (888) 772-9050 (en Español); E-mail familyservices@autismspeaks.org.

    Resource Guide. Services from early intervention to speech and language therapy.

    Community Pages. Link to a local chapter.

    Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P): Contact a Site. Network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at 14 centers across the United States and Canada working together to develop the most effective approach to medical care for children and adolescents with ASD.

  • Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR): Find Your Parent Center. Contact information for the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) and Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) in your state and a national PTI for military families. PTIs and CPRCs offer information about disabilities, early intervention (for babies and toddlers), school services (for school-aged children), therapy, local policies, and much more. PTIs and CPRCs also offer training to parents on how to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting their kids' educational needs. CPIR also offers resources on topics ranging from accommodations to transition.

  • Family Voices (FV). Family Voices in Your State and Family to Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) help you find resources and services to provide and pay for health care for kids and teens with special needs.

  • Parent to Parent USA (P2P USA): Support. Contact information for state parent-to-parent programs that provide emotional support and information to families of kids and teens with special needs, most notably by matching parents who need support with a trained and experienced parent who has shared the experience of disability in the family. Also offers technical assistance and resources to parents interested in building, improving, and evaluating a parent-to-parent program.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Family Resource Brief, 2nd ed. (March 2014). (Updated: July 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Lauren Agoratus, M.A., parent of a child with autism, Family Voices and Family-to-Family Health Information Resource Center at the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of N.J.; Lynn L. Cole, M.S., R.N., P.N.P., Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.