Government programs/State agencies
Links to pages with explanations of how the process works in applying for the program and related experiences.
A Parent´s Guide to Special Education in New York State [offsite link]
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Autism Caucus [offsite link]
The Congressional Autism Caucus, also known as the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research & Education, currently includes 180 members from 47 states and territories.
Autism Medical [offsite link]
Welcome to AutismMedical.com, an independent website evolved from the dovetailing of two innovative UK charities, Allergy induced Autism and Visceral, both dedicated to the investigation and treatment of dietary, gastrointestinal and immune issues in autistic spectrum disorders.
Autism Treatment Services of Canada [offsite link]
Helping to solve the treatment puzzle. Includes sevices, events and courses.
CA Composite of Laws [offsite link]
Laws & Regulations: A Composite of Laws
Database Search Engine
California Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program [offsite link]
The CA assistance dog program for the disabled and blind.
California Developmental Services - Regional Center Directory [offsite link]
If you have a child just diagnosed, live in CA or are moving to CA - you will want to find your nearest Regional Center.
Learn about their services and who is eligible.
California Services to Disabled Community
Information from the Office of Client's Rights Advocacy in relation to how Regional Center services have changed due to California budget issues.
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities [offsite link]
CARD - University at Albany, NY. Autism Distance Education Network, workshops and traiining, sibling programs.
Commonwealth Autism Service [offsite link]
Commonwealth Autism Service´s mission is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services to maximize the potential and quality of life of each Virginian with autism across the lifespan.
Easter Seals [offsite link]
Find services near you, get involved, volunteer, disability facts.
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) [offsite link]
FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and other professionals dedicated to providing world-class Education, Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.
Gov Benefits [offsite link]
GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
Habitat for Humanity [offsite link]
Learn about this organization, find out what is happening in your area and what the qualifications are for receiving services.
How and Where to Obtain a Diagnosis/Assessment in Indiana [offsite link]
IRCA - Indiana Resource Center for Autism
IHSS Changes for 2011
The California Budget impacts home health care workers and the disabled.
IHSS Changes for Providers
Information on the IHSS Provider Orientation and Fingerprinting that is California State Law as of July 1, 2010.
IHSS for 2012
Proposed changes to In Home Supportive Services for the State of California that may take place in January 2012.
In Home Supportive Services - IHSS
In home supportive services is a benefit for families who have a disabled child or parent in the home and want to keep them there safely.
Individual Program Plans for California Residents
Exploring the options for funding of services to consumers of the Regional Center system in the State of California.
Kentucky Dept of Education [offsite link]
LARC Inc. [offsite link]
Serving People with Developmental Disabilities in Lee County, Florida
NJ Center for Outreach and Svcs for the autism community (COSAC) [offsite link]
News, events, resources for families and professionals residing in the State of New Jersey.
Pathfinder Family Center [offsite link]
This is North Dakota´s source for parent information. Site includes lending library information, no child left behind information, directory of schools, workshops and more.
Pathfinders for Autism - Maryland [offsite link]
A parent sponsored non-profit organization Incorporated to generate funding for research, services and education.
Pennsylvania Association of Resources [offsite link]
Find providers in PA and learn about funding opportunities with autism and mental retardation providers.
Pennsylvania Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) [offsite link]
A comprehensive mental health service system for children, adolescents and their families. Note that this stopped in Sep of 2007 after 14 years but the site is still functioning with data.
Qualifty of Life Grants for Families with Autism
Families that care for children and adults with autism and other special needs may receive Quality Of Life Grants that may be used for a wide variety of supports related to their family member through NeighborHeart.
Social Security Online [offsite link]
Social Security´s Definition of Disability - handbook, laws, regulations, insurance, starter kits and how to apply.
Surrey Place Centre [offsite link]
Surrey Place Centre is a leading community-based organization in Toronto providing complex diagnostics, counseling, service coordination, behavioural therapy and educational programs to people living with a developmental disability and their families.
Teacher Questionnaire for SSI eligibility
In order to keep SSI cases are reviewed with forms sent to teachers for completion. Here is a compilation of the questions asked of teachers.
The National Autistic Society [offsite link]
Covers Autism and Asperger´s Syndrome in the United Kingdom.
Wisconsin Early Autism Project [offsite link]
The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc., is a program and clinic for the treatment of children with autism based on the work of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, the recognized authority in the treatment of autism.
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