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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.

Genes to Cognition Online
Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online is about modern neuroscience. It focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. Readers can use the dynamic network maps to explore the library of 750+ unique items. They can also use the linear Selected Items menu on top of each map to tour selected content. Disorders covered include ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and Schizophrenia.  Topics within each area include genes, biochemicals, cells, brain anatomy, cognition, and environment and include research articles, videos, glossary terms, and more.  A very in-depth and thorough resource that is definitely worth checking out!

Barb Kirby
This web site provides articles, educational resources, links to local, national and international support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading, and moderated support message boards. The web site resources are an addition to the annual conference, newsletter email and phone support provided by MAAP Services.

TEACCH : Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
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.

Autism World
Autism World
This UK based blog features information on all Autism spectrum disorders.  It includes basic overvews of each disorder, as well as treatment, resources, research, and information for parenting an Autistic child.  The collection of materials available is fairly extensive.