FOCUS Center for Autism operates an Extended Day Treatment Program in Canton, CT for male and female children and adolescents, ages 5-18. The program is open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri and we offer a day slot, amid day slot, and an after-school program. We also offer consultation and assessment services, community education and a number of family supports. Monthly peer groups and social clubs are also available.
The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care provides a variety of diagnostic, assessment and consulting services for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A full range of psychological and academic evaluations are provided at The Center. From these evaluations, we can provide the development of treatment plans, and training of caregivers, as requested by either parents or school systems.
Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses using extensive video footage to bring science to communities.
Comparison of NCAEP and NSP EBPs. NCAEP (2020) and the National Standards Project (NSP, 2015) published reports of their systematic reviews of the literature and identification of evidence-based practices.
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.
A guide to support families in the days following a child’s autism diagnosis
We provide information and referral for parents, families, caregivers and professional working with people on the spectrum. We provide training and education for families, caregivers and other professionals and the general community. We provide training and social activities for persons on the spectrum. We create resources in the community: support groups, social groups, trained workforce providers, job creation, community activities. We advocate for persons on the spectrum and their families at the state and local level. We provide community awareness and raise the level of understanding about autism within the wider community.
Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT) is a non-profit organization formed by parents and family members to provide information and support to the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our principle goals are: 1. To provide educational and networking opportunities to families interested in treatment programs based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other treatments validated by research; 2. To expand the availability of high-quality professional services by supporting education and training opportunities in ABA; 3. To provide information resources regarding effective treatments validated by research. CT FEAT’s resources include: An Un-moderated “Parents Only” Internet Discussion List, Parent Resource and Networking Meetings, Speaker Events and Conferences, Scholarships for Professional Development and Parent Training Scholarships.
The Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) is a statewide nonprofit family advocacy organization that exists to help families raising children with disabilities and special health care needs. Regional and Specialty Coordinators of the CTFSN (one third of whom are parents of children on the Autism Spectrum) link families with information that will help them access supports and services and learn to advocate effectively for their own needs and the needs of their children. The CTFSN offers parent support groups, local and statewide email distribution lists, networking and socializing with other families, parent training and educational workshops, a collective voice that reaches policymakers, agency referrals, telephone support, IFSP and PPT preparation assistance and help with advocating for local programs/services. We have a philosophy that empowers parents and we have walked in your shoes!
FAVOR is a non-profit Statewide Family Advocacy Organization serving families, children and youth dealing with a broad spectrum of behavioral and mental health needs, by providing policy and family advocacy. FAVOR is committed to improving the quality of life for children, youth and families in Connecticut by increasing accessibility to effective, culturally competent and high quality family-driven mental and behavioral health services and supports.
Our programs in innovative disability related research, training and technical assistance bring about societal change and improvement in relation to persons with disabilities. Through our association and partnership with the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Health Center, we are a premier center in the northeast for innovative teaching, research, and technical assistance enhancing the quality of services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.
Autism Division (previously the Autism Pilot Program) currently services 78 adults. DDS will be serving children and young adults who are currently receiving services through the Department of Children and Families (DCF’s) Voluntary Services Program (VSP) who meet DDS Autism Division eligibility criteria. DCF VSP is for children with behavioral health needs). Eligible participants must be at least three years of age with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (not intellectual disabilities) who live in a family or caregiver’s home or one’s own home.
The mission of the Center for Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders is to serve as a statewide resource focused on developing and delivering effective, innovative training and technical assistance to pre-kindergarten through12th grade teachers, other school personnel, families, and community service providers in the use of evidenced-based practices for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change. Through its members, AUCD is a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families.
Webinars are a great way to gain information. They offer timely information from experts and have the flexibility of being viewed at your convenience without the expense of travel. AUCD’s new Webinar Library puts all AUCD-hosted webinars at your fingertips – when you want them. In this library you’ll find only webinars which have been hosted by AUCD, and a convenient search function makes it easy to find the specific webinar(s) of interest.
This website is for Texas families and parents of children with disabilities or special health-care needs, and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and services available.
The Autism Society is committed to educating people about autism and various interventions. In addition to families who live with autism every day, we also work to educate members of the community, such as first responders or a hair salon, on how they can serve individuals on the autism spectrum.
Mikey’s Place informs, connects and supports families who are raising children with disabilities.
Guiding families from crisis to care
FEAT-Houston receives a check through the community service programs of Randalls and Kroger. Or without spending an extra cent, you can get Amazon to donate 5% of all the shopping you do on Amazon to FEAT-Houston by shopping through Amazon Smile.
What We Do. Imagine A Way stands in the gap for families that have a child on the autism spectrum in need of critical therapeutic services. Therapies in the preschool years make the most significant impact in a child’s lifelong success.
The Texas Education Agency administers billions of dollars in both state and federal funds that support a variety of programs to benefit public education. Funds come from multiple sources, including state and federal coffers, federal grants, the Permanent School Fund endowment, and others.
We improve the lives of families by providing health care grants for kids through sponsors, donors, and non-profit fundraising events.