The ADDM Network is the only collaborative network to track the number and characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in multiple communities in the United States.
ADDM Autism Prevalence Report
Article in the Chronicle dated April 10, 2012 interviews Amber White, Parent to Parent Coordinator (Lewis County) and mother of Ricky who was diagnosed with autism and sensory integration syndrome at age 2.
ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.
Information in Tagalog Language
AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism.
A statewide lending library and resource-linked website or resources for educators and parents with special education needs. Some of the materials are available in Korean and Spanish languages.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant challenges in communication, behavior and social interactions. Typically appearing within the first three years of life, autism affects each individual differently. Early screening, diagnosis, and services are essential to get the best results for children with autism.
ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics.
The Autism Society’s on-line resource database, Autism Source™, and National Contact Center (800-3-AUTISM) provide information and service referrals to thousands of people each year.
The vision of the Autism Society of Washington is that every person with autism has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and be fully included in communities across Washington State.
Fifteen Tips for Your Family - As a result of her work with many families who deal so gracefully with the challenges of autism, Family Therapist, Kathryn Smerling, Ph.D., offers these five tips for parents, five for siblings and five for extended family members:
A tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism.
For individuals or family members wanting to learn more about autism or Asperger syndrome
UW Autism Center
The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.
English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State
An integrated group of communication technologies managed by experienced advocates.
Guide designed for education personnel working with students with ASD.
Wings for Autism is one of The Arc's newest national initiatives. It is an airport "rehearsal" specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and aviation professionals.