Autism resources on the web

Reading a comment on one of my science news item about autism, I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of online sources for autism. For those looking to be educated about this subject, and don’t know where to start hopefully this will be useful link. However, those who are dealing with autism, should seek professional help and use online resources as a way to educate themselves, to find others to share experiences with etc.

If you read this and find a critical resource missing, please leave a comment with the link. I will recompile the list and publish after a while.

Here is a list of starting resources:
For families:

Inspirational stories

Research related links:

The NIH has developed the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) as a secure bioinformatics platform for scientific collaboration around autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Its objectives are to:

  • Facilitate data sharing and scientific collaboration;
  • Provide bioinformatics solutions to address community-wide needs; and
  • Enable the effective communication of detailed research data, tools, and information.

NDAR is a robust resource designed to help the ASD research community to accelerate discoveries that will improve the lives of people with autism and their families.

CDC on Autism http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

CDC also has good resources. Specifically a program they have called SEED (stands for Study to explore early development) focuses on identifying what might put childrens at risk for autism sprectrum disorders (ASD)

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3 Responses to Autism resources on the web

  1. jenstate says:

    I’ve been reading what Brain Balance – http://brainbalancecenters.com – has to say about autism and changing the brain through targeted exercises and practice to improve communication between the two sides of the brain. Their site is worth a read. While the misfiring of neurons could be due to genetic differences, it doesn’t mean that the brain can’t improve. More and more evidence suggests that the brain indeed can be changed!

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