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Autistic Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder (Pervasive Developmental Disorders): Support & Resources

Support & Resources

Autistic, Asperger's and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Autism Information Center
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404) 639-3311
TTY: (404) 639-3312 (TTY)
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddautism.htm

Autism Research Institute
4182 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
Tel: (619) 281-7165
www.autism.com/ari

Conducts research on the causes of autism and on the methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. Research results are disseminated to parents and professionals worldwide through its quarterly newsletter.

Autism Speaks
2 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 252-8584
Fax: (212) 252-8676
http://www.autismspeaks.org/index.php

Autism Speaks is dedicated to accelerating and funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increasing awareness of the nation's fastest growing developmental disorder; and to advocating for the needs of affected families.

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
Tel: (800) 328-8476
www.autism-society.org

The mission of this organization is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families so that they can be included as members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism. It publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and offers autism information packages.

Medline Plus - Asperger's Syndrome
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aspergerssyndrome.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes information in Spanish.

Medline Plus - Autism
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes information in Spanish.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Tel: (800) 370-2943
www.nichd.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513, Toll-free: (866) 615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
Tel: (800) 241-1044
TTY: (800) 241-1055
www.nidcd.nih.gov

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue
PO Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Tel: (203) 744-0100
Voicemail: (800) 999-NORD (6673)
Fax: (203) 798-2291
www.rarediseases.org

Organization for Autism Research
2000 North 14th Street
Suite 480
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 243-9710
http://www.researchautism.org/