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Research Autism
Research Autism
This organization works to carry out independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions for autism and autism spectrum disorders. The goal is the improvement of quality of life and outlook for the individuals affected and those around them.  The website contains information about autism spectrum disorders and an extensive list of interventions that may be helpful with information available at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.   In addition, they offer links to related sites, a glossary of terms, and information on recent research studies.

TEACCH : Services Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) focuses on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person's skills, interests, and needs. Major priorites of TEACCH include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly-based intervention strategy, building on existing skills and interests. On the site are educational and communication approaches which are intended to enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community. Current and past published research is made very easy to locate and training opportunities are offered.

Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Speaks
This free PDF download offers advice for parents of pre-teens and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The guide covers body changes, self-care and hygiene, public vs. private rules, staying safe: Strangers, secrets and touch, elopement, safety planning for increased aggression, and Internet safety. The information is thorough and understandable.

Autism Link
Autism Link
The goal of this site is to provide a place on the internet that gathers information from ALL organizations and puts it into one place. They offer parents a way to meet and talk to others in their area through discussion forums, newsletters, and resources. They also provide a database that is searchable by state to locate organizations and programs that can be of assistance.

ABA Resources for Autism
Richard Saffran
The author of this site is the father whose son was diagnosed with Autism. This page is a collection of resources which parents of children with PDD, PDD-NOS, autism, Asperger's, or hyperlexia may find useful. All the information concerns a teaching method called applied behavior analysis (ABA) or behavioral intervention - often called the Lovaas method.