American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP has guidelines and recommendations for the effective diagnosis and treatment of autism.
Autism Society of America (ASA): Autism Society of America is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a nonprofit organization run by and for people with autism. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism Information Center: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a Web information site with current information and resources for those interested in learning more about autism. The CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early" Web site provides information about childhood developmental milestones and delays. Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Learn the Signs. Act Early” site helps you to track the developmental milestones your child should be reaching, see how milestones change as your child grows, and download fact sheets on developmental milestones for children from 3 months to 5 years. The site also includes information on developmental screening and developmental disabilities.