These sites offer general information on autism for members of the public, including information on warning signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.
General Information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- NICHD news releases about autism
- NICHD Spotlights related to autism:
- Read about the NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank project in Banking on Research Futures: Expanded efforts and oversights of the NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disabilities.
An End and a Beginning: Landmark Research Network Concludes describes the NICHD's Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism project, an early program forsupporting autism research.
- NIH Health Information: Autism
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders: Autism and Communication
- National Institute of Mental Health: A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus: Autism
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Autism
- American Academy of Pediatrics, National center for Medical Home Intervention: Autism Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Autism Information
Services, Resources, & Support
The links below provide lists of resources for parents, people with ASD, and educators. Resources include support organizations, educational programs, and educational services.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities has a fact sheet and lists selected support organizations for autism and related disorders.
- The National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research publishes information on helping somone with brushing and flossing in Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide to Dental Health for those with Developmental Disabilities.
- FirstSigns.org offers general information on autism, with a focus on the early signs of the disorder.
- Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network miantains a gateway to a variety of programs that provide resources and other assistance to governments, school systems, parents, and others involved in special education.
- Autism Speaks funds autism research, works to increase awareness of ASD, and advocates for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
- Autism Society of America works to improve the lives of all people affected by autism.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.