Next Steps Workshop: Recommended Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website contains a large collection of articles and other resources from trustworthy sources.
Support group for families of individuals with Autism and individuals themselves; Conferences, speaker meetings, and social events throughout the Delaware Valley; Online support for parents and caregivers
Non-profit organization serving the state of Delaware through advocacy, support, information, and direct services.
Autism New Jersey
Workshops and support services for parents and professionals; Events and conferences
Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training (ASERT)
Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training (ASERT) brings together resources locally, regionally, and statewide to allow a broad array of information to help meet the needs of those living with or serving people with autism.
Autism Society of America – Greater Philadelphia
Parent-founded organization promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cause for ASD, increasing awareness of ASD, and advocating for the needs of individuals and their families; Web-based information, with special focus on information and resources to support families. Contact: Autism Response Team (ART)
Delaware Parent Information Center
The Parent Information Center of Delaware is committed to effective parent engagement in education. This sites resources include a Delaware Special Education Toolkit.
Education law Center of New Jersey
Non-profit law center that advocates for the rights of public school students with disabilities at no charge to families. Free publications from this site include “The Right to Special Education in New Jersey.”
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
Non-profit organization founded by parents and grandparents of children with autism providing research and resources.
Pennsylvania Education Law Center
Non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality public education. Free publications from this site include “Your Right to Special Education in Pennsylvania.”
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
A legal services organization for lower income consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities who are having trouble accessing publicly funded healthcare coverage or services.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, Bureau of Special Education
PaTTAN works with the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to provide a variety of development and technical assistance services aimed at improving students’ results.