Autism Resource Links

Autism Organizations (back to link categories)

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism
Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) is a national consortium seeking to create meaningful futures for adults with Autism that include homes, jobs, recreation, friends, and supportive communities. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is on the steering committee of this endeavor.

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
ASHA Association is a New York organization providing support and information for families, individuals and professionals affected by asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders.

The Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School
The Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School is a coalition of researchers, clinicians, parents, educators, and service providers who work together to eliminate the symptoms of Autism in current and future generations, and improve the quality of life of the growing number of persons affected by Autism. In 2002, The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation and The Autism Center developed an outreach program for under served populations in the Greater Newark, New Jersey area. The program continues annually with the support of DJF.

Autism Family Services of New Jersey
Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ) is a leading provider of family support services to the Autism population under contract with the New Jersey State Division of Developmental Disabilities. Linda Walder Fiddle is a member of the advisory board.

Autism NJ
Autism New Jersey is a nonprofit agency providing information, advocacy,  family and professional education, and consultation since 1965. Autism NJ's annual conference is an event that attracts parents and professionals alike in their quest to understand the cutting edge issues affecting those on the spectrum.

Autism One
Autism One is a nonprofit, charity organization 501(c)(3) started by a small group of parents of children with Autism dedicated to initiatives to educate more than 100,000 families every year about prevention, recovery, safety, and change.

The Autism Program of Illinois
The Autism Program of Illinois is a systems initiative, network of resources for those diagnosed with Autism in the state of Illinois.

Autism Science Foundation
The Autism Science Foundation's mission is to support Autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating Autism research.

Autism Society of America
The nations leading grassroots Autism organization increasing public awareness daily about the issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy. Autism Advocate the publication of the Autism Society of America, is a leading source of information on cutting edge issues affecting the autism community. 

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for Autism. The organization is dedicated to raising public awareness about Autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society. Autism Speaks is a global leader in raising awareness and support for individuals on the spectrum.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
The mission of ASAN, a not for profit organization run by self advocates on the spectrum, is to advance the disability movement for all people.

The Bureau of Autism Services
The Bureau of Autism Services addresses the need to for statewide diagnostic, assessment, training and intervention standards, and aspires to train individuals at every level in the system to meet the lifetime needs of Pennsylvanians living with Autism. The BAS is a model for other such entities throughout the country.

The Cody Center for Autism (Stony Brook Medical Center)
The mission of the Center is to promote excellence in clinical treatment, research, community service, and educational programs benefiting those with Autism and related developmental challenges.

Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC)
CSAAC's mission is to enable individuals with autism to reach their highest potential and contribute as confident individuals to their community.

The Dan Marino Foundation
Dan and Claire Marino established the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992 to support medical research, treatment, and outreach programs for children with chronic illnesses and developmental challenges such as Autism.

Eden Family Services
The mission of the Eden Family of Services is to improve the lives of children and adults with Autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.

Emory Autism Center
The goal of the Emory Autism Center Adult Services Program is to help adults with Autism through support in the areas of adaptive living skills, independent living arrangements, supported employment/education, social skills development and recreational opportunities.

Families For Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, family members, and treatment professionals dedicated to providing best outcomes in education, advocacy and support for the northern California autism community.

Families of Adults Affected by Asperger Syndrome (FAAAS)
Their goal is to educate the public about Asperger Syndrome in the adult population and to bring awareness of this neurological disorder and its ramifications on the "whole" family to the medical communities who are directly or indirectly involved.

Foothill Autism Alliance
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and caregivers, dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to the Autism community.

Foundation for Educating Children with Autism, Inc. (FECA)
This vocational/transition program located in Mt. Kisco, New York is based upon the belief that individuals with Autism can function independently at jobs that are suited to their strengths and abilities. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awarded this program a grant to enhance their training program, focusing on social areas of employment in addition to actual tasks situated at the Devereux Millwood Learning Center.

Future Horizons Inc.
Devoted to supporting and fostering such works and programs, Future Horizons has grown to be a world leader in publications and conferences on Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

GHA Inc.
A private non-profit organization offering residential, day and community service for residents of North Carolina with a primary diagnosis of Autism. Grants from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation supported the construction of a barn and a greenhouse at GHA's Carolina Farms allowing adults with Autism to work directly with farm animals and enhance their farming and horticulture vocational skills as well as creating employment opportunities.

The Global Autism Project
The Global Autism Project addresses the needs of individuals with Autism in developing countries, to address the fear that plagues parents of children with Autism where there are few resources, and little or no understanding of Autism.

Global Communities of Support (GCOS)
Global Communities of Support mission is to partner with individuals with Autism and other developmental challenges, their families and other stakeholders, including service providers and developers, to create living and learning communities built on mutual trust and respect that support the growth and development of all members and the community.

The Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
GRASP's mission is to improve the lives of adults and teens with Asperger Syndrome through community outreach, peer supports, education, and advocacy.

The Hope Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy, Inc.
In 2006, the Hope Foundation, located in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, in partnership with Clearbrook, Inc., a non-profit human services agency, developed a model for small individualized group homes for people with Autism and Epilepsy that provides a full array of program and support services to the residents. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation 2010 grant will create a pilot program for the group home residents to have year-long art and music therapy sessions designed to facilitate interpersonal skills, increase self-esteem, manage behaviors, and inspire creativity.

International Center for Autism Research and Education
The goal of iCARE4autism is to conduct research while spurring collaborative programs among similar institutions to build consensus and strengthen the approaches surrounding issues and best practices.

The Israeli Society for Autistic Children, Inc. (ALUT)
ALUT provides lifespan educational, residential, vocational, and leisure-time services to people with Autism and works to advance their rights and to improve the services available to them and their families. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded a summer program for adolescents and adults at the Dead Sea.

Marcus Autism Center
Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide information, services, and programs to children with Autism and related disorders, their families and for those who live and work with them.

Milestones Autism Organization
Milestones Autism Organization was founded in 2003 by parents to promote life long strategies of success for individuals with autism, from childhood through adulthood.

Melmark, Inc.
The mission of Melmark is to serve children, adults and their families affected by a broad range of developmental challenges including Autism by providing evidence-based, educational, vocational, clinical, residential, healthcare and rehabilitative services, personally designed for each individual. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation developed a vocational program for young adults that provides campus job training and community job placement

National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by Autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.

New Horizons in Autism
Delivers community based services including advocacy, support and technical assistance, increase public awareness and education about autism, and contributing to the body of knowledge in the field of Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation supported programs for group home residents affiliated with this organization.

New York Center for Autism
The purpose of the NYCA is to address the serious gaps in the areas of education, training, clinical services, support and research related to related to Autism.

Organization for Autism Research
OAR uses applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with Autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily, and provides science-based resources and expertise to the Autism community and community at-large. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a sponsor of OAR's annual conference that focuses on the latest science-based research affecting the daily lives of individuals on the spectrum.

Paws Four Autism, Inc.
This program was developed by dog behaviorist, expert and author, Kathy Santo and Linda Walder Fiddle of DJF.  The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation developed this program with Kathy to provide the opportunity for adolescents with Autism to learn to train their family dog and by doing so  improve their own interspersonal and lifeskills.

POAC: Education Leader for the Autism Community
POAC's mission is to provide scientifically based training to parents, teachers, and related personnel who provide direct services to children with Autism. POAC is a provider of Autism training for first responders throughout the State of New Jersey. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation provided funding for an after school reading program for young adults with Autism that was run by POAC trained teachers.

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center's (SARRC) mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with Autism and their families.

Rutgers University Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Inc.
The Board of Governors of Rutgers and The State University of New Jersey established the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC) in 1972 to meet the needs of people with Autism and their families. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation helped create and fund a recreational and fitness program for adolescents and adults as a part of the curriculum at DDDC. The foundation also funded the development of an employment program called “Men with Mops”

Talk Autism
TalkAutism is a communication service shared by many organizations to access a common database of resource directories, distance learning library, and special message boards.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by Autism.

Unlocking Autism
Unlocking Autism's mission is to bring the issues of Autism from individual homes to the forefront of national dialogue.

U.S. Autism and Asperger Association (USAAA)
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a nonprofit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions.

YAI Autism Center
The mission of the YAI Autism Center is to help people with autism spectrum disorders and their families improve the quality of their lives through excellent evaluations, compassionate services, person-centered programs, empowering advocacy and professional education.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association
The Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School
Autism Family Services of New Jersey
Autism NJ
Autism One
The Autism Program of Illinois
Autism Science Foundation
Autism Self Advocacy Network
Autism Society of America
Autism Speaks
The Bureau of Autism Services
The Cody Center for Autism (Stony Brook Medical Center)
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC)
The Dan Marino Foundation
Eden Family Services
Emory Autism Center
Families For Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Families of Adults Affected by Aspergerís Syndrome (FAAAS)
Foothill Autism Alliance
Foundation for Educating Children with Autism, Inc. (FECA)
Future Horizons Inc.
GHA Inc.
The Global Autism Project
Global Communities of Support (GCOS)
The Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
The Hope Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy, Inc.
International Center for Autism Research and Education
The Israeli Society for Autistic Children, Inc. (ALUT)
Marcus Autism Center
Milestones Autism Organization
Melmark, Inc.
National Autism Association
The New England Center for Children
New Horizons in Autism
New York Center for Autism
Organization for Autism Research
Paws Four Autism, Inc.
POAC: Education Leader for the Autism Community
Princeton Child Development Institute
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Rutgers University Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Inc.
Talk Autism
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Unlocking Autism
U.S. Autism and Asperger Association (USAAA)
YAI Autism Center