Autism Resource Links

Related Sites of Interest (back to link categories)

Aspergers
Online resource on Asperger Syndrome with resources related to epidemiology, biology, treatment, and listings of clinicians.

Autism Tissue Program
The Autism Tissue Program is a campaign to understand and treat a whole spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders. Families, who during a very difficult time in their lives when a family member has died, make the decision to donate the brain to help with the organizations research efforts.

Autism Votes
An Autism Speaks initiative to keep the pubic informed on state and federal legislation related to Autism.

The Bernard AIT Website
Audio Integration Training for those with learning, developmental and/or behavioral problems such as Autism.

Ceberal Palsy of New Jersey
Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey is dedicated to changing lives and bringing independence to people with all types of challenges.

Center for Disease Control
The CDC is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions, and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations.

Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
The primary activity of the Institute is to provide grants for cognitive challenges and technology research and development to CU faculty on all campuses of the university.

Disability.gov
Disability.gov is a federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with physical and developmental challenges lead full, independent lives.

Easter Seals, Inc.
Easter Seals funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, the Recreational Choices Funding Program, research, advocacy, and public and consumer education.

The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The Boggs Center provides community, student training, professional training and technical assistance, and also conducts research and model demonstrations. The center, based in New Jersey, disseminates information and educational materials for people with developmental challenges such as Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded “Autism and Faith: A Journey Into Community” to help engage participation and acceptance of individuals with Autism in their faith communities.

Fountain House Inc.
Fountain House is a professional self-help program, operated by men and women recovering from mental illness, in collaboration with a highly professional and caring staff. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation developed a collaborative program that partnered young adults with Asperger Syndrome and members of Fountain House who built a two-mile Wildlife Habitat trail that includes sensory integration adaptations to benefit visitors including those with Autism. A second grant provided funding to enhance the beauty of the trail as well as the addition of adaptive equipment for those with ASD to engage in.

Heart Share: Human Services of New York
HeartShare offers a variety of programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as services for children and families. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation supported a community recreational program for young adults and adults with Autism that included field trips in the New York Metropolitan area.

High Point Farm, Inc.
The mission of Fountain House, the organization that runs High Point Farms, is to help men, women, and young adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, to recover and develop the skills they need to rejoin the worlds of employment, education, independent living, family, and friends. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation at High Point Farm created the opportunity for members if Fountain House and individuals with Asperger Syndrome to build a two-mile wild life habitat trail called The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Wildlife Habitat Trail. The trail is open to the community.

Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services.

International Retts Syndrome Foundation
The core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Retts syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.

The Jazz of Matt Savage
Matt has made an extraordinary emergence from his own challenges, having been diagnosed at the age of 3 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a high-functioning type of Autism and was able to retune his sensory and social perceptions and his musical skills flourished at an accelerated pace thanks to the DAN Protocol.

Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities
J-ADD operates nine kosher residential sites for people with developmental challenges such as Autism throughout Bergen Co. NJ. The J-ADD/The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Hotline has become a model for community based support and is accompanied by a Resource Guide of services and programs that can be downloaded free of charge on the J-ADD and DJF websites.

Justin Canha's Art Site
Justin Canha, 19, is an accomplished artist and also happens to be Autistic. This website displays his talent and artistic works.

The Kelberman Center
The Kelberman Center at Upstate Cerebral Palsy is a regional center for excellence for individuals with Autism and related learning challenges dedicated to excellence in service through: prompt evaluation and diagnosis; individualized education and services; social and life skills enhancement; innovative practices, training and research.

Kids Need Options with Vaccines (K.N.O.W.)
Their mission is to promote public awareness of the fundamental issues concerning the vaccination controversy.

Learning and Development Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services (LADDERS)
LADDERS is a program designed to evaluate and treat children and adults having a wide with the mission to provide the highest quality clinical, social and support services to those diagnosed with Autism, pervasive developmental disorders and other developmental challenges.

The National Rehabilitation Association
The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) is a member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with developmental challenges such as Autism.

The National Organization on Disability
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Opportunity Partners, Inc.
Opportunity Partners supports people with challenges and other special needs in their effort to improve their self-sufficiency at work, at home, and in the community. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation supported a music therapy program entitled, Music to our Ears at the Karlins Center in Minnesota where young adults and adults with Autism developed valuable skills to achieve their goals for employment, independent living, and community integration through participation in this musical endeavor.

Potential Inc.
Potential, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality interventions for individuals with Autism and other developmental challenges.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
An organization of families and professionals working together to promote and fund research, provide education, and offer support to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome.

Putnam County ARC (PARC)
As a community leader in New York State, PARC creates and provides lifelong opportunities for people with developmental challenges including Autism to achieve success. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awarded grants for respite programs and to support the only community Autism resource center at a mid-state library.

The Shield Institute
The mission of The Shield Institute is to work with families and communities, we help enable children and adults with developmental challenges to lead full, meaningful lives that include a chance to work and contribute.

Trinity Services, Inc.
Trinity Services provides residential services (Community Living Programs), adult learning programs, a variety of vocational programs including supported employment, an autism center, respite services, in-home supports, a drop-in center, and other varied therapeutic services for people with developmental disabilities.

Vista Del Mar, Inc. (Vista Inspire Program)
The Nes Gadol (Great Miracle) program at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services located in Santa Monica, California, was founded by Elaine Hall whose Miracle Project theater program was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation's grant supports the participation of adolescents and adults in the theater arts program. In addition, Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs are funded by DJF utilizing a specially developed curriculum that integrates religious study and the arts.

VSA Arts of New Jersey
VSA/NJ is dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with challenges including Autism. The program developed by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation and VSAarts  provides the opportunity for young adults and peer mentors to explore their creativity in art and music classes while enhancing social, communication and behavior learning.

West Bergen Mental Health, Inc.
A community mental healthcare provider since 1963, West Bergen Mental Healthcare empowers citizens with Autism and Asperger Syndrome to attain the self-esteem and skills necessary to participate and contribute in meaningful ways. In 2009, a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation created a role model counselor-in-training (CIT) program for young adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who are trained in CPR, social skills, co-worker relations and workplace behavior as well as other practical skills such a filling out time sheets and using a variety of work related equipment. A replicable curriculum has been developed as part of this program.

World Autism Awareness Day
On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 62/139, tabled by the State of Qatar, which declares April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity. This UN resolution is one of only three official disease-specific United Nations Days and will bring the world's attention to Autism. The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation funded a performance from Autism: The Musical at this event in 2009 featuring a live performance by Miracle Project Founder and Director, Elaine Hall and some of the talented cast.

The Yale Child Study Center
The mission of the Yale Child Study Center is to understand mental health issues that affect people with ASD,  prevent or alleviate the symptoms of patients, and to develop and investigate through research advancements in the field of Autism.

Zabota Foundation, Inc.
"Fun with Friends," is the name of their program that provides community-based activities for adults with Autism on a one-on-one basis. Located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey in a daycare center for senior citizens, this program for people with Autism is a part of an adjunct program at the center.  The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation has helped develop this and several vocational programs for adults on the spectrum and has funded them so that they can be sustained. These programs address the needs of adults who mostly require one-on-one support.

Alphabetical Listing of Links

Aspergers
Autism Tissue Program
Autism Votes
The Bernard AIT Website
Ceberal Palsy of New Jersey
Center for Disease Control
Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
Disability.gov
Easter Seals, Inc.
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Fountain House Inc.
Heart Share: Human Services of New York
High Point Farm, Inc.
Immunization Action Coalition
International Retts Syndrome Foundation
The Jazz of Matt Savage
Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities
Justin Canha's Art Site
The Kelberman Center
Kids Need Options with Vaccines (K.N.O.W.)
Learning and Development Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services (LADDERS)
The National Rehabilitation Association
The National Organization on Disability
Opportunity Partners, Inc.
Potential Inc.
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Putnam County ARC (PARC)
The Shield Institute
Trinity Services, Inc.
Vista Del Mar, Inc. (Vista Inspire Program)
VSA Arts of New Jersey
West Bergen Mental Health, Inc.
World Autism Awareness Day
The Yale Child Study Center
Zabota Foundation, Inc.