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Autism Network International

International. Founded 1992. Organization run by and for autistic people. Provides peer support, tips for coping and problem-solving. Online listserv, advocacy, education, retreats/conferences, information and referrals.
Write:
Autism Network International
P.O. Box 35448
Syracuse, NY 13235-5448
Voice: 315-476-2462
Website: http://www.autreat.com
E-mail: webmaster@autreat.com
Verified: 9/13/2013

OASIS @ MAAP

Online. Interactive webpage providing information and support for Autism and Asperger syndrome and related disorders. 2-day free trial, $35 annual dues. Includes local, national and international support groups, research papers and descriptions. Message boards, chatrooms, research projects, links to evaluators and other Asperger syndrome online resources. Forums for families affected by Asperger syndrome and Autism and the professionals working with them.
Website: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org
E-mail: info@aspergersyndrome.org
Verified: 8/13/2013

GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)

International. 27 regional and 10 online groups. Founded 2003. Support network for adults with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum of high functioning autism, Asperger syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder. Newsletter, literature, advocacy, information and referrals. Assistance in starting local chapters.
Write:
GRASP
666 Broadway, Suite 825
New York, NY 10012
Voice: 1-888-474-7277
Website: http://www.grasp.org
E-mail: info@grasp.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger Syndrome

Online. Offers support to the family members of adult individuals with Asperger syndrome. Bulletin board, e-mail list and resources.
Write:
FAAAS, Inc.
PO Box 514
Centerville, MA 02632
Website: http://www.faaas.org
E-mail: faaas@faaas.org
Verified: 9/13/2013

Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Online. 1400+ members. Founded 1997. Opportunity for families and professionals to discuss the unique aspects of supporting a person who is dually diagnosed with Down syndrome and autism-spectrum disorder.
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ds-autism
E-mail: ds-autism-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 9/12/2013

Parenting Autism

Online. 500+ members. Founded 1999. Support for those parenting a child with autism. Deals with the day-to-day joys and challenges.
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/parenting_autism
E-mail: arenting_autism-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 7/17/2013

GFCF Kids (Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diets)

Online. 15,000+ members. Founded 1998. Discussion forum for parents of children on the autism spectrum who are avoiding gluten and casein and other substances in their children's diets.
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/gfcfkids
E-mail: gfcfkids-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 9/13/2013

Autism Speaks

National. Resource. Started in 2005 by grandparents of a child with autism. Provides online information on local community support groups by state for parents of children with autism. After entering one's state, scroll down to 'Community and Support Network' heading, and click on 'Support Group' listings.
Write:
Autism Speaks
1060 State Rd, 2nd Fl.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Website: http://www.autismspeaks.org
E-mail: familyservices@autismspeaks.org
Verified: 9/13/2013

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