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  • #asperger channel

    Online community which is only for people who have autism, Asperger syndrome or a related condition
  • 4 Paws for Ability

    US company which trains and provides assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
  • ABA Educational Resources Ltd.

    US site run by the mother of a child with autism, devoted to providing applied behaviour analysis resource materials to children involved in an ABA programme.
  • ABA Resources

    US site run by a father whose child has experienced applied behaviour analysis. Contains large number of links.
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy

    Non-profit organization which supports continuing education and research in cognitive therapy, and works towards the identification and certification of clinicians skilled in cognitive therapy.
  • Action for Advocacy

    Action for Advocacy (A4A) describes itself as the central point of information on independent advocacy in England and Wales.
  • Action on Access

    UK co-ordination team for widening participation in higher education, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Northern Ireland's Department for Employment and Learning.
  • ADD Information Services (ADDIS)

    UK charity, which provides information support and training on ADHD to both parents and professionals.
  • ADHD UK Alliance

    UK charity working to raise awareness, influence policy and improve services for children, parents, families and adults affected by ADHD.
  • Advanced Brain Technologies

    Commercial company which developed and runs the Listening Program, a form of auditory integration training based on CDs.
  • Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link

    UK site which provides information and promotes awareness of psychiatric adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to many kinds of prescribed psychiatric medication.
  • Advocacy Alliance

    Coalition between national charities, and the advocacy and user involvement sector, in the UK. It aims to improve access to advocacy for people who are not heard without the help of someone else.
  • AIT Institute

    US organisation which facilitates and provides free referrals to AIT Practitioners worldwide, as well as providing families with AIT information.
  • Alternative medication: Information from the RXList

    Searchable data base of alternative medication.
  • Ambitious about Autism

    UK charity dedicated to improving opportunities for people with autism.
  • American Art Therapy Association

    A not-for-profit organization that has has established standards for art therapy education, ethics, and practice within the USA.
  • American Association of Multi Sensory Environments

    The American Association of Multi Sensory Environments (AAMSE) promotes awareness, access, education, research, and science for people who would benefit from multi sensory environments (MSE).
  • American Chiropractic Association

    US professional association which represents doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
  • American Hippotherapy Association

    US not-for-profit organisation which that provides education, facilitates research and promotes equine assisted therapy as an effective treatment strategy that improves the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
  • American Music Therapy Association

    Association which aims to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    National professional association which represents the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services within the USA.
  • American Physical Therapy Association

    National professional organization for physical therapists in the USA which aims to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    Professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
  • ANDI

    Autism Network for Dietary Intervention
  • ANI-L

    Run by Autism Network International, this list is intended to be a meeting place and advocacy network for people with autistic spectrum disorders and those with autistic-like traits
  • Anne McDonald Centre

    Australian organisation which provides services to people who are unable to talk, or to talk clearly, as a result of conditions such as cerebral palsy, strokes, acquired brain damage, autism, Down syndrome, or intellectual impairment.
  • Antalya Soulscience School

    Turkish company which provides dolphin therapy to children and adults.
  • Applied Theatre Research and Autism Network (ATRAN)

    An online network uniting professionals and parents interested in applying theatre techniques to help individuals with autism.
  • AquaThought Foundation

    Privately funded research organization dedicated to the exploration of human-dolphin interaction
  • AS Interactive Project

    Project funded by the Shirley Foundation and run in collaboration with the National Autistic Society. It is investigating the use of virtual environments to support people with Asperger Syndrome.
  • AS Stories

    Website which seeks to collect and share biographies from those with Aspergers syndrome in order to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing people with this condition.
  • ASD-Friendly

    UK discussion forum which describes itself as 'a close-knit community of parents and carers of people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.'
  • ASLPro.com

    Designed as a free resource on American Sign Language for the classroom teacher.
  • Asperger Syndrome Foundation

    London based charity which aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger's syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.
  • Asperger's Syndrome Support Group Online

    UK online support group for people with Asperger's Syndrome.
  • Asperger-Syndrome.me.uk

    This personal website is for families and friends who need some help or support with a child or adult with the condition Asperger Syndrome.
  • AspergersUK

    UK discussion forum which aims to provide a place where anyone dealing with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder can get together with others and share experiences, knowledge and support.
  • Aspie Village

    A social networking site for anyone over the age of 16 in the United Kingdom, with diagnosed or self-diagnosed Asperger syndrome.
  • Aspies Dugout

    Online forum for adults with an autism spectrum disorder to talk.
  • Aspies For Freedom

    Online group for anyone with autism, asperger's or any spectrum condition. Its website aims to serve as a communication hub and collection of resources for the community.
  • Aspirations

    Website for young people affected by Asperger's Syndrome created by a young person with Asperger's Syndrome.
  • Assistance Dogs International, Inc

    Coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs
  • Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

    UK body which aims are to further communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists, Students & Practitioners. It oversees the professional code for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) in the UK on behalf of Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs) of conduct and promote DMP in the UK and internationally.
  • Association for Play Therapy

    US professional society formed to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients.
  • Association for Play Therapy

    US professional society which aims to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients.
  • Association for Science in Autism Treatment

    US organisation which aims to disseminate accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism.
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding

    The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding (ACPTR) is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in the United Kingdom.
  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice

    UK organisation which provides information on independent speech and language therapists throughout the United Kingdom, and supports therapists in independent practice.
  • AT-Autism

    AT-Autism is a training and consultancy organisation dealing with all aspects of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. It offers specialist advice and support to individuals, families, professionals and organisations in the UK and internationally.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association

    US site covering treatments, research family and many more issues involving Attention Deficit Disorder.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Links Project

    US portal, providing links to a wide range of other websites on ADHD.
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

    Professional body which represents the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients.
  • Australian Rett Syndrome Study

    Established to set up a facility for population-based Rett syndrome research in Australia.
  • AutiNet Forum

    International electronic list discussing all aspects of autism and developmental disorders, but especially high-functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger syndrome
  • Autism Acceptance Project

    Canadian organisation which is dedicated to promoting acceptance of and accommodations for autistic people in society.
  • Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

    Advocacy organisation for people with autism spectrum disorders which aims to provide a voice on a national and a state and territory level for individuals and groups across Australia
  • Autism Centre

    UK company which provides autism rehabilitation therapy, a form of sensory intergration training based on the ideas of Carl Delacato.
  • Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University

    The Centre is an evolving and developing organisation dedicated to enabling people with autistic spectrum disorders, parents, families and professionals to access information about the autistic spectrum.
  • Autism Data

    Online database of published material on autism run by the National Autistic Society. It lists over 17,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.
  • Autism Education Trust

    UK charity which aims to create a platform for voluntary, independent and statutory providers to plan and develop appropriate autism education provision across all education settings, including early years.
  • Autism Europe

    International association whose main objective is to advance the rights of persons with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life.
  • Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

    The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) is a research program for families who have two or more children on the autism spectrum. AGRE gathers DNA, clinical, and medical information from families throughout the United States, making it the world's first collaborative resource for autism research worldwide.
  • Autism Help Guide

    Section of the Helpguide website on autism. Helpguide, a US non for profit organisation, aims to provide mental health information you can trust.
  • Autism Independent UK

    UK charity which aims to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment
  • Autism List

    International forum for discussion of autism topics
  • Autism London

    London charity which provides impartial support, advice and information to individuals, their families and carers, and professionals affected by autism and Asperger syndrome living in Greater London.
  • Autism National Committee

    Autism advocacy organisation which aims to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior
  • Autism Network International

    US-based self-help and advocacy organisation for people with autism.
  • Autism NI (PAPA)

    Northern Irish not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of services to people with autism.
  • Autism Partnership

    UK non-profit company, limited by guarantee, which provides a range of services for children and their families, as well as training for professionals who are involved in the treatment and education of children with autism.
  • Autism Research Centre

    UK academic centre which aims to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention.
  • Autism Research Institute

    US not-for-profit organisation which provides information about a wide range of autism interventions.
  • Autism Research Network

    The National Institutes of Health support two major research networks dedicated to understanding and treating autism. This website provides a single source of information about these networks and the research they conduct.
  • Autism Resources

    Listing of online communities which address issues related to autism spectrum disorders.
  • Autism Service Dogs of America

    US, non-profit, organisation that provides service dogs to children living with autism and their families.
  • Autism Services Directory

    Online service designed and developed by the National Autistic Society to provide directory information about organisations and services for people with autism in the UK.
  • Autism Society of America

    US not-for-profit organisation which aims to increase public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.
  • Autism Speaks

    US charity dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders - Canadian American Research Consortium

    A Canadian group of researchers, clinicians and parents working together to better understand the causes, origins and effects of autism spectrum disorders, and the effects of treatment of persons with an ASD or a related disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Quarterly

    Online magazine which aims to serve as the information leader and bridge between the research and general autism communities. Its aim is to bring its readers the high-interest articles they want and the reader-friendly, cutting-edge science news they need.
  • Autism Treatment Center of America

    Division of the US not-for-profit organisation, which describes itself as the worldwide teaching centre for the Son-Rise Programme.
  • Autism Treatment Plus

    Formerly known as Autism Treatment Trust and before that Action Against Autism. Scottish company which aims to raise awareness of potential environmental triggers for autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and to counter the claims that autism is a purely inherited (genetic) condition.
  • Autism UK Forum

    Message board run by UK charity which exists to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.
  • Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice

    International journal which provides a major international forum for research of direct and practical relevance to improving the quality of life for individuals with autism or autism-related disorders.
  • Autismweb.com

    US message board which covers a range of treatments and therapies.
  • Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

    Non-profit organisation run by and for autistics, which aims to improve the representation of the autistic community in public policy discussions as well as to advance the autistic culture movement.
  • Autistica

    UK charity which aims to act as a catalyst in increasing the funds available for biomedical autism research in the UK.
  • autistics.org

    Website run by people with autism, which describes itself as the real voice of autism.
  • Autuniversity mailing list

    Online mailing list for students with an autism spectrum condition studying at university or tertiary education level.
  • B.I.R.D.

    UK charity which provides a unique approach to the treatment of neurological impairment known as 'Developmental Reflexive Rehabilitation'.
  • Berard AIT website

    Site which sets out to explain the Berard AIT method. Includes archives of the Society for Auditory Integration Techniques.
  • BioMedCentral

    Open Access publisher of biomedical research articles.
  • BioMedSearch

    Biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free.
  • Boston Higashi School

    School in Boston, USA which aims to improve the education of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the implementation and application of Daily Life Therapy.
  • Brain Bank for Autism and Related Developmental Research

    Part of the Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection at Oxford University, this organisation exists to develop a similar programme in the UK to the Autism Tissue Program, which has been developed in the US by Autism Speaks Inc.
  • Brainwave

    UK charity which provides therapy to children with developmental delay whether caused by cerebral palsy, genetic disorder or brain injury.
  • Bramhall Speech and Language Therapy

    UK company which provides a range of speech and language therapy services, including the Child's Talk programme.
  • Bright Futures School

    Bright Futures is an independent school registered with the Department for Education. It caters for children with statements of special educational need who have a diagnosis of autism.
  • British Psychological Society

    The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and practical applications of the discipline.
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

    UK-based, multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy.
  • British Association for Music Therapy

    Professional body of musical therapists in the UK which has a code of conduct by which all music therapists must abide.
  • British Association for Supported Employment

    Membership organisation for supported employment agencies and supported businesses in the UK
  • British Association of Art Therapists

    Professional organisation for art therapists which maintains a comprehensive directory of qualified art therapists and works to promote art therapy in the UK
  • British Association of Dramatherapists

    The professional body for Dramatherapists in the United Kingdom.
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists

    Professional body and trade union for occupational therapy staff in the UK, which also owns and runs the College of Occupational Therapists.
  • British Association of Play Therapists

    To relieve the needs of children, young people and adults suffering emotional and behavioural difficulties by promoting the art and science of Play Therapy and promoting high standards in the practice of Play Therapy for the public benefit.
  • British Brain and Spine Foundation

    UK charity which develops research, education and information programmes aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and care of people affected by disorders of the brain and spine.
  • British Deaf Association

    UK deaf organisation run by deaf people for deaf people.
  • British Dietetic Association

    The British Dietetic Association is the professional association for dietitians in the United Kingdom.
  • British Dyslexia Association

    UK charity which describes itself as the voice of dyslexic people. It aims to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society.
  • British National Formulary (BNF)

    This is the web based version of the written formulary (By the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain) used daily by many UK doctors.
  • British Nutrition Foundation

    UK charity which promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based knowledge and advice on the relationship between diet, physical activity and health
  • British Psychological Society

    The representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and practical applications of the discipline.
  • British Sign Language.com

    Site which is is designed as a guide to British Sign Language.
  • British Sleep Society

    The British Sleep Society (BSS) is a professional organisation for medical, scientific and healthcare workers dealing with sleeping disorders. It is a registered British charity which aims to improve public health by promoting education and research into sleep and its disorders.
  • Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

    US, not for profit organisation which encourages the use of behavioral science in solving human problems.
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

    Professional body and for occupational therapy staff in Canada.
  • Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN)

    Canadian not-for-profit consortium of researchers, parents, professionals, and policy makers working together to develop effective early diagnostic methods and treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association

    Voluntary organisation representing members and students across Canada. It provides leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, fosters excellence in practice, education and research and promotes high standards of health in Canada
  • Canine Partners

    UK charity which assists disabled people to enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life through the help of specially trained dogs.
  • Celiac.com

    US website which provides resources and information for people on gluten-free diets due to celiac disease (gluten intolerance).
  • CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service

    An international listing of clinical research trials. You can use this listing to search for clinical trials, find out information about physicians and medical centres performing clinical research.
  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

    The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination is a UK institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of research evidence to improve population health.
  • Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

    Uk charity which actively supports inclusive education as a human right of every child.
  • Challenging Behaviour Foundation

    UK charity which exists to demonstrate that individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour can enjoy normal life opportunities when their behaviour is properly understood and appropriately managed
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

    Professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.
  • Chelation Watch

    A sceptical view of chelation therapy operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
  • Childhood Autism Research Group Online - North East (CARGO-ne)

    Online resource for families and health professionals that aims to provide up to date information on research projects for Children and Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within the Newcastle University and the University of Durham
  • Children's Craniofacial Association

    US nonprofit organisation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with facial differences and their families.
  • Clinical Evidence

    Run by the British Medical Journal, this is a database of evidence for effective health care.
  • Cochrane Collaboration

    An international not-for-profit organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care. It provides the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library, the definitive resource for evidence-based health care.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Index

    Run by the University of Maryland Medical Center, this site provides detailed information about a range of conditions, treatments, drugs, herbs and supplements.
  • Contact a Family

    UK charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability
  • Counselling Directory

    UK site which lists full profiles, detailing the areas of counselling each counsellor offers, the fees they charge and background information as to the kind of person they are. Our link goes to the page about autism.
  • Craniosacral Therapy Association

    UK, not-for-profit organisation which provides details of cranio sacral therapy, used to treat a range of conditions including autism.
  • Current Controlled Trials

    Current Controlled Trials allows users to search, register and share information about randomised controlled trials.
  • Dietary Supplements Labels Database

    US database which offers information about label ingredients in more than 6,000 selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers.
  • Dogs for the Disabled

    UK charity which trains dogs to help disabled people live life more independently.
  • Dolphin Human Therapy

    US organisation run by Dr. David Nathanson, the creator of dolphin human therapy, a form of dolphin-assisted therapy.
  • Dore

    Commercial company which operates worldwide and provides the Dore programme.
  • Dr. Morton Ann Gernsbacher's Laboratory

    Part of the University of Wisconsin website, this site claims to distinguish uninformed stereotype from scientific reality and to move beyond myths and misconceptions.
  • Dramatherapy Network

    An online resource for drama therapists, playtherapists, creative workers, teachers, theatre practitioners, peace workers, play workers, psychologists, psychodramatists and other interested people.
  • Drug information from Medline Plus

    US site run by the Institute of Health (NIH), which provides information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • Drugs.com - Drug Information Online

    US site which provides comprehensive information on over 24,000 different drugs and medicines, for both consumers and healthcare professionals.
  • Early Developmental Studies Lab

    Part of the U.C. Davis Mind Institute, this academic institute researches various aspects of autism and is home to the Early Start Denver Model.
  • Education Resources Information Center

    Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, this is one of the world's premier databases of journal and non-journal education literature.
  • electronic Medicines Compendium

    The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains information about UK licensed medicines.
  • Encephalitis Society

    UK charity which aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis.
  • Enzymes and Autism forum

    This forum is for the discussion of digestive enzymes, other types of supplements, diet, feeding issues and intestinal health.
  • Epilepsy Action

    Largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
  • Equilibrium

    UK self harm awareness organisation designed to help educate and support people who self harm and their family and friends.
  • ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)

    UK charity providing information, support and resources on childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and constipation to children, young people, families and health professionals.
  • ESPA Research

    UK company which aims to improve the quality of life for people with autism spectrum conditions through high-quality publishable research and the provision of analytical services.
  • Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International

    The Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International AISBL (originally the Federation of Riding for the Disabled International) was founded in 1980 and is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization.
  • Feingold Association of the United States

    An organisation of families and professionals which aims to help children and adults apply dietary techniques for better behaviour, learning and health.
  • Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

    International journal which provides practical elements of management, treatment, planning, and education for persons with autism and pervasive developmental disorders
  • Food Standards Agency

    United Kingdom statutory agency which aims to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
  • Fragile X Society

    A UK charity which provides support and information for Fragile X families from those who share and understand their concerns and needs.
  • Fraxa Research Foundation

    US not for profit organisation which funds grants and fellowships in research into Fragile X Syndrome at universities all over the world.
  • General Chiropractic Council

    UK-wide statutory body with regulatory powers, established by the Chiropractors Act 1994.
  • Generation Rescue

    US-based, parent-led organisation which promotes the use of biomedical treatments for the recovery of people with autism.
  • Gentle Teaching International

    This site sets out the principles of Gentle Teaching and provides links to national organisations which practice it.
  • Georgiana Institute

    The Georgiana Institute is a non-profit organisation that provides information on auditory training. Its website includes a world-wide directory of auditory training practitioners.
  • GFCF Diet Support Group

    US website run by this parent led support group. Provides practical advice on how to implement a gluten and casein free diet.
  • GFlinks.com

    US site which provides links to wide range of other sites on gluten free diets.
  • GRAND (Global Research in Autism and NeuroDevelopment)

    GRAND is an online worldwide community enabling people working on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to share knowledge, tools and resources, raise awareness and develop innovative strategies and interventions.
  • Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding

    Describes itself as the official social stories website, with information about guidelines for writing social stories, sample stories, and additional resources for using social stories.
  • Growing Minds Autism Programs

    US company which provides a range of interventions including ABA and an alternative version of the Son-Rise programme.
  • Hanen Centre

    Canadian charity which provides family-focused early language intervention programs and learning resources for parents and professionals around the world.
  • Healing Thresholds

    US site which was created to connect parents to autism therapy information as quickly and efficiently as possible. It provides therapy fact sheets, research summaries, news summaries, and a community centre.
  • Healthtalkonline

    Charity website which lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
  • Healthy Eating

    Part of the NHS Choices website which provides information about food and nutrition.
  • Help Us Learn

    US site which provides a self-paced training programme designed to help parents of children with autism to set up and manage a home-based ABA programme.
  • Hyperactive Children's Support Group

    UK charity which offers information about hyperactivity and the HACSG, which advocates a dietary approach to living with ADHD.
  • Idea Training Center

    US commercial company which provides the Berard Method, a type of auditory integration training.
  • Inclusion Europe

    Non-profit organisation that campaigns for the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout Europe.
  • Inclusion International

    Global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families worldwide.
  • Inclusion Ireland

    National voluntary organisation working to promote the rights of people with an intellectual disability in Ireland to ensure their full and equal participation in society
  • Inclusion Scotland

    Consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals in Scotland.
  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists

    Professional body for physiotherapists in India.
  • Indian Speech Language and Hearing Association

    Professional association for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists working in India.
  • Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis

    US company which aims to advance positive practices in the field of challenging behaviour through the use of applied behavioural analysis.
  • Institute on Communication and Inclusion

    US academic institute which conducts research, training, and public education around facilitated communication.
  • Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential

    US-based nonprofit educational organisation that provides information and a range of services around child development, especially the Doman-Delacato Method.
  • Intensive Interaction Institute

    UK organisation which aims to create a membership scheme and members network, and develop a structure of accredited coursed for Intensive Interaction.
  • Interactive Autism Network

    US-based organisation which aims to facilitate research that will lead to advancements in the prevention, treatment, and cure of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

    US Government advisory committee that coordinates all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism.
  • Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

    US organisation which aims to advance the identification, prevention, and treatment of developmental and learning disorders through the promotion of the Floortime model.
  • International Rett Syndrome Association

    Organisation dedicated to providing families with medical information, funding research, offering support, and raising public awareness and advocating for those with Rett syndrome.
  • International Society for Autism Research

    Scientific and professional organisation devoted to advancing knowledge about autism through scientific collaboration, mentorship, and education.
  • Irish Society for Autism

    Irish charity which provides a range of services for people with autism.
  • Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

    Irish charity which provides guide dogs for blind and partially sighed people. Also runs the Assistance Dogs for Families of Children with Autism programme.
  • Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

    Professional representative body in the Republic of Ireland for chartered physiotherapists.
  • Irlen Central England

    Midlands-based branch of this UK company which provides information about and supplies Irlen lenses.
  • Irlen Centre North West

    North-West branch of this UK company which provides information about and supplies Irlen lenses.
  • Irlen Institute

    International organisation which prescribes and supplies lenses to correct Irlen Syndrome. This, it is claimed, affects a range of people, incuding some individuals with autism.
  • Island Dolphin Care

    US not-for-profit organisation that provides dolphin assisted therapy to children with critical illnesses, disabilities and special needs.
  • Joeschedule.com

    The website provides a fast, easy tool to create visual strategies including activity schedules, choice boards and visual stories. Schedules and pictures are offered for free.
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

    International journal which covers severe psychopathologies found in childhood, including autism and childhood schizophrenia.
  • Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

    Published on behalf of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, this journal covers many aspects of learning disabilities including autism.
  • Laboratory for Research into Autism

    UK academic unit which conducts research into aspects of psychological functioning in autism.
  • LifeLink

    UK organisation which provides free support and advice to people in crisis and self harming or at risk of suicide.
  • LifeSIGNS (Self Injury Guidance & Network Support)

    UK self help group which aims to support all people who are affected in anyway by self injury within the United Kingdom and beyond.
  • Listen Well

    International website which provides information about the Tomatis Method, a form of auditory integration training.
  • Living with Autism.

    Website about various aspects of autism run by NHS Choices, part of the National Health Service in England.
  • Lovaas Institute

    US not-for-profit organisation which provides the Lovaas form of Applied Behavioural Analysis.
  • Makaton Charity

    UK charity which promotes the Makaton sign language.
  • Medicine Database from Net Doctor

    Compiled by NetDoctor pharmacists, this database contains important information about each product, such as its uses and the possible side effects.
  • Miller Method

    UK website promoting the Miller Method, a cognitive-developmental systems approach for children on the autism spectrum.
  • MMR vaccine

    UK Government-run website, which makes the case for MMR vaccines.
  • Moebius Syndrome Foundation

    US organisation which provides information and support to individuals with Moebius syndrome and their families.
  • National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease

    UK membership charity open to people who have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, their families and friends, health professionals.
  • National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

    US organization dedicated solely to the teaching and practice of cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy.
  • National Autism Network

    US website which aims to unite parents, providers, advocates and individuals on the autism spectrum by providing a forum to share stories, support and victories.
  • National Autistic Society

    UK charity which exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs
  • National Centre for High Functioning Autism

    The National Centre for High Functioning Autism is based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.. The clinic is a national resource for children with suspected high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome who have social, educational or behavioural difficulties.
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    Independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in the UK.
  • National Institute for Health Research

    NIHR is a UK government body which supports and funds outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public
  • National Light & Sound Therapy Centre

    UK company which provides range of specialised treatments for a variety of disabilities including autism, learning disabilities and behavioural problems.
  • National Police Autism Association

    Independent body supporting UK police officers and staff who are affected by autism spectrum condition (ASC), Asperger syndrome, dyslexia and related conditions, either personally or as carers for family members.
  • National Portage Association

    U K organisation which offers support and information to parents and professionals involved in Portage
  • National Self Harm Network

    UK self help group committed to campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm.
  • National Service Dogs

    Canadian, non-profit registered charity specializing in breeding, training and placing Labrador and Golden Retrievers with children who have autism.
  • National Sleep Foundation

    US, non-profit, organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders
  • National Society for Phenylketonuria

    UK organisation which exists to help and support people with PKU, their families and carers.
  • National Speech/Language Therapy Center

    US company which specialises in learning disorders and has produced MAP, a computer program for children with an autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Netbuddy

    Netbuddy is a free online community for anyone connected with special needs. It is a place to share practical tips and solutions for supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.
  • neurodiversity.com

    Personal, US-based website run by Kathleen Seidel, which aims to raise awareness of autistic spectrum disorders and some of the problems faced by people with autism.
  • New England Center for Children

    US school for children with autism which provides education and individualised treatment for children with autism and related disabilities.
  • New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (Inc)

    Professional body which provides services, support, representation and networking opportunities for occupational therapists in New Zealand.
  • New Zealand Rett Syndrome Association

    New Zealand support group providing advice for families and therapists dealing with the complex symptoms of Rett Syndrome.
  • North Star Foundation

    US charity which trains and supplies assistance dogs to people with disabilities.
  • Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment

    Umbrella organisation representing individuals and organisations providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the Supported Employment model in Northern Ireland.
  • Nutritionnutrition.com

    Uk site run by a registered dietitian, much of the information having been developed with other dietitians and experienced professionals to provide neutral, informed advice and signposting.
  • OASIS @ MAAP

    US based parent-run site, providing information about Asperger Syndrome.
  • Occupational Therapy Australia

    Occupational Therapy Australia is the professional association for occupational therapists in Australia.
  • OCD Action

    Contains information about this UK charity, which provides information, advice and support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders.
  • OCD Centre

    Dedicated online, telephone and in-person treatment centre for individuals in the UK with anxiety conditions, particularly obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • OCD-UK

    Website founded for people in the UK who are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD. Hosted by the national charity of the same name.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements

    US Government agency which aims to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements.
  • Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

    Part of La Trobe University in Australia, the centre was established to advance knowledge of the nature and causes of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Organization for Autism Research

    US nonprofit organisation that funds applied autism research and distributes research based information free of charge.
  • P.E.A.T

    P.E.A.T stands for Parents' Education as Autism Therapists. Parent led charity based in Northern Ireland that employs behaviour analysts to provide training and support to families living in Northern Ireland
  • Paains Forum

    UK message board run by Public Awareness Autism, a self-help organisation run by parents.
  • PACT (Pre-school Autism Communication Trial)

    This study tests a treatment that aims to enhance parent-child communication in autism and the social and language development of the child.
  • Parents for Inclusion

    UK self-help group of parents helping parents so that disabled children can learn, make friends and have a voice in ordinary schools and throughout life.
  • Parents for the Early Intervention of Autism in Children (PEACH)

    UK parent-led group aiming to encourage, support and inform parents of children with autism.
  • pecanbread.com

    Commercial website which provides information about the specific carbohydrate diet, a strict, complex and restrictive diet which excludes complex carbohydrates.
  • Pet Partners

    US, non-profit organisation which promotes the results of research into animal therapies to the media and health and human services organizations.
  • Phobics Society

    Contains information about this Uk user-led organisation, which is run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders, plus information about a range of anxiety-related disorders.
  • Play Therapy United Kingdom

    UK not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of play and creative arts as ways of enabling children to reach their full potential.
  • Portage Project

    US website run by CESA 5 - a private, nonprofit, tax exempt organisation - which promotes the portage scheme and provides training and support materials.
  • Profectum Foundation

    US organisation which promotes the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based (DIR/Floortime) model of intervention.
  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

    The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), is a nonprofit organisation which aims to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs.
  • PubMed

    Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the US, this international database provides access to bibliographic information about a vast range of journals.
  • Pyramid Educational Consultants UK Ltd

    UK branch of this US company which offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities.
  • Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc

    US company which offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities.
  • Quackwatch

    Nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
  • RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum community

    This is the online home of the RCN Learning Disability Nursing Forum. It is for all nurses in this field and works hard to promote closer links with service users and their families.
  • RCN Mental Health Forum

    This is the online home of the RCN Mental Health Forum. It is for all nurses in this field and works hard to promote closer links with service users and their families.
  • RDI Connect

    RDI Connect, previously known as the Connections Center, is a US company which provides the Relationship Development Intervention programme.
  • Rebound Therapy Consultancy

    Official UK body of reference, website and provider of certificated training courses for rebound therapy.
  • Research Autism

    The only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. It carries out high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions.
  • Responsive Teaching International Outreach

    Commercial organisation which developed and delivers the responsive teaching programme.
  • Rett Syndrome Association

    UK organisation giving help, advice and support to parents, carers, siblings and professionals, in fact anybody involved with a child or adult who has Rett syndrome.
  • Rett Syndrome Association Ireland

    Irish support group for parents and families of children with Rett Syndrome.
  • Richmond Music Trust

    London charity covering the areas of West London, Surrey and Middlesex. The Trust offers outreach and in-house music therapy sessions for children and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome.
  • Riding for the Disabled

    UK federation of member groups, which are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, through the provision of opportunities for riding and/or carriage driving.
  • Roundabout

    London charity which conducts long-term and short-term dramatherapy projects with a range of clients, including people with autism.
  • Royal College of Nursing

    The RCN is the UK body which represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. It has professional nursing networks for learning disability/mental health nursing and publications/ resources for RCN members.
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

    UK professional body for speech and language therapists and support workers. We promote excellence in practice and influence health, education and social care policies.
  • RxList Medication Monographs

    Us site which gives detailed reports on psychiatric medications. A-Z listing of topics and also searchable by the generic name of the medication.
  • SCERTS model

    This website offers comprehensive information about the SCERTS Model and its collaborators, and resources that are available to assist professionals and parents in developing and implementing educational programs based on the SCERTS Model.
  • Scottish Society for Autism

    Scottish charity which provides services, influences policy and practice, and raises public awareness about autistic specturm disorders.
  • Scottish Union of Supported Employment

    Umbrella organisation for public, private and voluntary bodies interested in supported employment, social inclusion and the changeover from traditional resource centre based day services to programmes in the community.
  • SENSE ((National Deafblind and Rubella Association)

    UK charity which offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help sensory impaired people of all ages to reach their full potential.
  • Sense About Science

    An independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates. It does this by promoting respect for evidence and by urging scientists to engage actively with a wide range of groups.
  • Sensory Integration Global Network

    SIGN is made up of a group of volunteers who came together to protect the integrity and promote the body of work of A. Jean Ayres in Sensory Integration Theory and Intervention.
  • Sensory Integration Network UK and Ireland

    Association which aims to promote education, good practice and research in sensory integration and practice.
  • Sensory Processing Disorder Network

    Project of the US-based KID Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado. The SPDN acts as a portal for information about sensory processing disorders.
  • Sesame Institute

    Registered charity which promotes and oversees the use of Drama and Movement Therapy.
  • Short Breaks Network

    UK charity dedicated to promoting family-based short breaks for disabled children and young people
  • Signed Language

    Site which is designed to proved a reference point on sign language and communication basics.
  • Sketchley School

    Sketchley School is a specialist school for young people aged 8 to 19 years with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • Snowdrop

    Commercial company which specialises in providing programmes of rehabilitation for children who suffer developmental difficulties, using neuro-cognitive therapy (NCT), and/or recursive communication therapy, (RCT).
  • Society for Coloured lens prescribers

    UK organisation which aims to ensure that the public receives a high level of care from practitioners in the field of coloured lens prescribers.
  • Sound Learning Centre

    UK company which uses a range of sound, light, colour and other therapies to treat autism and other conditions.
  • South African Institute for Sensory Integration

    South African body which aims to promote and play a leading role in the theory and practice of Sensory Integration in South Africa and elsewhere.
  • Speech Pathology Australia

    National organisation for the speech pathology profession in Australia.
  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

    Canadian organisation which supports and represents the professional needs of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel in Canada.
  • TEACCH Autism Program

    Part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA. This site describes the organisation and range of services it can offer, including delivery of the TEACCH programme.
  • Tomatis Development SA

    South African commercial company which provides the Tomatis Method, a type of auditory integration training.
  • Treating Autism

    UK-based parent-led voluntary organisation focusing on treatments and therapies for autism and related disorders.
  • TRIP Database

    Decribes itself as the Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine.
  • Triumph Over Phobia

    Contains information about this charity which provides a network of structured self-help groups run by trained, lay volunteers teaching sufferers of phobia and OCD how to overcome their problem.
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

    US charity which is dedicated to finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis while improving the lives of those affected.
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Association

    UK charity that supports sufferers, promotes awareness, and seeks the causes and best possible management of tuberous sclerosis.
  • UCSB Koegel Autism Center

    Part of the University of California at Santa Barbara, this academic institute aims to increase understanding of autism spectrum disorders, the development and implementation of state-of-the-art pivotal response treatments, as well as the improvement of elementary and secondary education efforts for children with autism and other severe disabilities.
  • UK DUETS

    The UK Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (UK DUETs) publishes treatment uncertainties from patients, carers, clinicians, and from research recommendations, covering a wide variety of health problems.
  • UK Young Autism Project

    Research based centre specialising in teaching young children with autism, other pervasive developmental disorders and related developmental disorders, using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
  • University of Essex

    Contains a section on the use of colour in the treatment of visual stress.
  • University Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome

    UK site run by a university student who has Asperger syndrome and is for other students with autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Vitamin D Council

    Site which includes information about the effects of Vitamin D on autism.
  • Wales Autism Research Centre

    Welsh Research Centre which aims to create positive change for individuals and families affected with autism.
  • Watson Institute

    US educational organization, specializing in educating children with special needs, as well as those professionals and pre-professionals who serve children with special needs. Runs the LEAP programme.
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

    International organisation which describes itself as the global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins and their environment.
  • Widgit Software Ltd

    UK company which provides a range of software solutions for special needs, including picture cards.
  • William's Syndrome Foundation

    Contains information about this charity which provides information, support and news on William's Syndrome, as well as information about other organisations worldwide.
  • WrongPlanet.net

    Web community designed for individuals (and parents of those) with Asperger's syndrome, autism, ADHD, and other PDDs.