Autism Links & Resources

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

www.autismspeaks.com

Among other tools, Autism Speaks created the “100 Day Kit” for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child’s diagnosis of autism.

Download your 100 day kit here

Autism Society

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its strong national network of affiliates, the Autism Society has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation, including the 2006 Combating Autism Act, the first federal autism-specific law. The Autism Society’s website is one of the most visited websites on autism in the world and its quarterly journal, Autism Advocate, has a broad national readership.

http://www.autism-society.org

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation, pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the field.

www.BACB.com

Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB)

The Regional Center of the East Bay is a private, non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. We work in partnership with many individuals and other agencies to plan and coordinate services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. A community-based Board of Directors – which includes individuals with developmental disabilities, family members and community leaders – provides guidance and leadership

www.rceb.org

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