National organizations

Autism Speaks

Autism Society of America (includes its nationwide network of affiliates)

Autism Science Foundation

EASI Foundation: Ending aggression and self-injury in the developmentally disabled

National Association for Dual Diagnosis: An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs

VOR: Speaking out for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

National Guardianship Association

Inpatient facilities

See EASI Foundation resource guide

Residential special education schools

National Association of Private Special Education Centers

Adult Developmental Disability Services

ACCSES (Disability services provider network)

National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals

Information about Medicaid (autism page)

Together for Choice: "Uniting to protect and advance the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live, work and thrive in a community or setting of their choice."

Information about housing

Autism Housing Network

Online and other support

A Voice for Joshua Facebook group

Family Voices (a national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities)

Parents of Children with Severe/Classic Autism Facebook group

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Photo: Bruce Hall

Photo: Bruce Hall