A study last year found that 12 percent of people sleeping on the streets were on the autistic spectrum, and homelessness charities are now beginning to examine how best to tackle the issue.
"I just want them to be happy," says celeb mom about twins with autism.
We can go beyond just lighting buildings and lauding Hollywood for doing their part.
There are certain dreams every parent has for his or her child: good health, a great job and happiness at home. But for the parents of children with autism, that future can be "uncertain," says Michael Lillard, chief investment officer of Prudential Fixed Income, and the father of two teenage boys who are on the autism spectrum.
We got our diagnosis in August 2011, and our lives have been forever changed. The first thing I could think about was what could I do to help my daughter. The websites that I kept coming across were TACA and Generation Rescue. We were lucky enough to receive grants from both, which changed our lives forever.
I was faced with a dilemma. I am not a fan of Autism Speaks, but I didn’t know how hard to push my values. An ice-cream-cone-size donation is honestly not that big a deal. Was it worth making Ellie feel like an outsider, excluded from the group activity, over my dislike of the mega-charity?
In 1968 a group of parents established The Wirral Society for Autistic Children, which was the forerunner for our organisation today. Autism Together has grown from providing support to people with autism, to providing a wide range of living options, day services and community support to people from all over the UK.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens.
Generation Rescue is a parent-founded, parent-funded, and parent-led organization of more than 400 families.
Our mission is to make the sport of tennis available to children with autism and to use tennis as a means to enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination and motor development and improve the social skills for children with autism.... And, of course, to make sure kids have fun in the process!
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. For more than 40 years, ARI has devoted its work to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the triggers of autism and on methods of diagnosing and treating autism.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
The HEAL Foundation is a local non-profit organization in Northeast Florida. HEAL serves individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Foundation serves as an outreach organization providing, educational programs and camps tailored to the needs of our Autism Community.
The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.
We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
Research Autism is the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. Established in 2003 as the Autism Intervention Research Trust, we carry out high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions.
The Coalition for SafeMinds (Sensible Action For Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders) is a private nonprofit organization founded to investigate and raise awareness of the risks to infants and children of exposure to mercury.
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism.