There are many mental health resources on the world wide web, most of
which consist of broken links and outdated information. For current
information use the following one-click
This includes over 30 links to autism-related sites around the World and
a mirror of John Wobus's FAQs about Autism.
Autism, Aspergers; Dissociative disorders, Trauma
(abuse & non-abuse; resources).
Autobiographical material, resources, articles, response, prevention,
support groups online etc.
Channel Link - The Virtual Newspaper for Autism
This virtual newspaper was created to help parents and professionals
learn more about autism and the people behind the #autism channel on the undernet.
High-Functioning/PDDNOS/Asperger Syndrome Support
"Atypical Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), PDDNOS (Not
Otherwise Specified) and Asperger Syndrome, are names for neurobiological disorders at the
"mild" end of the autistic spectrum, which affect language and social
functioning, often with accompanying perceptual, cognitive, emotional and behavioral
symptoms and sometimes motor problems. Autistic-like behaviors and language patterns are
frequently evident. Because these are very serious and chronic disorders, affected
children need special education, and often medical and psychological intervention, while
their parents need encouragement and information. The purpose of our group is for parents
and professionals to meet and share experiences and questions, gather information, and
offer support. "
Autism/PDD Resources Network
We are online information on Autism/PDD and Asperger's Syndrome with an in-depth
introduction to autism, covering state resources, estate planning and special needs
trust, a useful autism checklist, special education laws, brief on different treatments
and approaches. Consider adding Autism/PDD Resources Network to your list of Autism and
Asperger's Syndrome sites.
Autism & Related Disorders Page
"Our aim is to help people with autism & related disorders
understand themselves a bit better. We've listed some information here for those who are
Index of online information and resources on the developmental
disabilities Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. This page is an organized list of resources
about Autism that are available on the net, i.e. I will include a link any site with
something to say about Autism. Therefore, the view of Autism and its treatment that you
get from reading the material reachable through this page is neither consistent, complete,
nor balanced: there are sites on the net dedicated to opposing views and there are
organizations, treatment programs, and treatment methods that have large presence on the
net while others which are just as well respected have little or no network presence, thus
are under-represented here. One of the best sites for autism resources.
Center for the
Study of Autism
"The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the
Portland, Oregon area. The Center was established in 1991 and was first located in
Newberg. In 1994, the Center moved to Beaverton; and in 1996, the Center moved to Salem.
The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts
research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Most of the research is in
collaboration with the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California. If you would
like to write to us, our mailing address is: Center for the Study of Autism, P.O. Box
4538, Salem, OR 97302, U.S.A. " Site full of informative articles.
for the Autistically Handicapped Home Page
Autism is the most severe of the developmental disabilities with an incidence of
approximately 1 per 1000 live births. Originally thought of as an emotional disorder
caused by inadequate mothering, it is now recognised as having an organic basis. The
primary problem in autism is the way the brain processes and integrates information,
resulting in problems of social interaction, communication and behaviour. Several causes
have been identified and a variety of neurological mechanisms are involved. Although
autism is a severely handicapping condition, outcomes for autistic people are improving as
more effective interventions and more appropriate community resources are developed, most
autistic people have a normal life span, if they are to achieve their potential there is a
compelling need for more community- based, cost effective resources. One of the best
Yahoo's Autistic Disorder Links
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Pitchford and Robert M. Young - Last updated:
28 May, 2005 02:29 PM