Websites

www.autismspeaks.org

A leading autism science and advocacy organization that provides a comprehensive resource guide for all states, as well as a list of apps and games that help with social and communication skills.

 

www.autism-society.org

Provides helpful resources for those with autism, family members, and professionals.

 

www.autismweb.com

Parent-managed website that provides insights on different autism teaching methods and a forum where parents can connect with each other for support and advice.

 

www.ahany.org

The Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association website offers resources for those with higher functioning autism.

 

www.autismhwy.com

A fun and insightful website that provides an extensive list of autism-related events and specialists, as well as fun games for children.

 

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/RCList.cfm

Department of Developmental Services’ directory of 21 California regional centers with more than 40 offices throughout the state that serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  Some of these include:

  • https://www.inlandrc.org/
    Inland Regional Center is a non-profit agency providing support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  Serving individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside County.
  • http://www.rcocdd.com/
    Regional Center of Orange County is a group of private, non-profit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities (including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual cognitive disabilities), and for their families.
  • http://sdrc.org/
    San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs, and supports their independence.
  • http://www.elarc.org/
    Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center coordinates and provides community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Documents/BHT_FAQ.pdf

The California Department of Health Care Services’ FAQ page, explaining the application of Medi-Cal payment for behavioral health treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

www.bfskinner.org

The B. F. Skinner Foundation promotes the science founded by B. F. Skinner and supports the practices derived from that science. Its goal is “to introduce the new generation of scholars and students, as well as general educated public, to the Skinner’s legacy and relevance.”  CBS’ founder, Dr. Joyce Tu is Vice President of the B.F. Skinner Foundation.

 

www.CalABA.org

The mission of California Association For Behavior Analysis (CalABA) is to advance, promote, and protect the science and practice of behavior analysis.  Dr. Tu is Past President of the CalABA Board of Directors.

 

 www.BACB.com

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) governs professional credentialing of behavior analysts.

 

www.abainternational.org

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) is a membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI provides many services to its members and the field, such as forums, access to scholarly journals and articles, and information about events related to the behavior analysis field.

 

www.bestbuddies.org

Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It offers programs to help those with IDD to form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.  Dr. Tu is a former advisor to the Best Buddies’ Board of Directors.

 

www.specialolympics.org

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.9 million athletes in 172 countries — and over a million volunteers.

 

www.r-word.org

A campaign asking people to pledge to stop saying the “R”-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people.

 

www.beachcenter.org

The University of Kansas Beach Center on Disability focuses research, training, and advocacy on promoting abilities of people of all ages who experience disability, in order to assure a self-determined, goal-driven, and self-selected quality of life within communities where everyone lives.  The website provides resources, such as access to disability-related research and news (and much more).

 

www.pacer.org

PACER Center operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.  With assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children, PACER’s work affects and encourages families across the nation.

 

www.thearc.org

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Its nationwide network of chapters provides a wide range of human services and other supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their family members, including individual and public policy advocacy and residential, educational, and vocational services that let people with I/DD participate and be included in their communities. In addition, many of its chapters provide person-centered and financial planning, recreational activities, and other supports that meet the unique needs of people with I/DD and their families.

 

www.jpkf.org

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation aims to improve the way society deals with its citizens who have intellectual disabilities and to help identify and disseminate ways to prevent the causes of intellectual disabilities.  It is affiliated with Best Buddies International, the Special Olympics and others; and provides a number of intellectual and developmental disabilities resources on its webpage.

 

http://kc.vanderbilt.edu

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is an interdisciplinary research, training, diagnosis, and treatment institute, embracing faculty and resources available through Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, School of Engineering, Divinity School, and Blair School of Music.

The California Department of Developmental Services is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/RCList.cfm

Department of Developmental Services’ directory of 21 California regional centers with more than 40 offices throughout the state that serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  Some of these include:

  • https://www.inlandrc.org/
    Inland Regional Center is a non-profit agency providing support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.  Serving individuals with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino and Riverside County.
  • http://www.rcocdd.com/
    Regional Center of Orange County is a group of private, non-profit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities (including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual cognitive disabilities), and for their families.
  • http://sdrc.org/
    San Diego Regional Center provides a variety of services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families that are based on individual needs, and supports their independence.
  • http://www.elarc.org/
    Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center coordinates and provides community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Documents/BHT_FAQ.pdf

The California Department of Health Care Services’ FAQ page, explaining the application of Medi-Cal payment for behavioral health treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

www.abilitypath.org

Ability Path

 

www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

 

www.aaidd.org

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

 

www.disabilityisnatural.com

Disability is Natural

 

www.ideadata.org

The Data Accountability Center | Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

 

www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/Programs/PCPID

The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)

 

www.ada.gov

U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act

 

www.umassmed.edu/shriver

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center

 

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Documents/BHT_FAQ.pdf

The California Department of Health Care Services’ FAQ page, explaining the application of Medi-Cal payment for behavioral health treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 

www.autism.com

The Autism Research Institute focuses on researching the causes of autism, as well as developing safe and effective treatments for those currently affected by the disorder.

 

www.disabilityscoop.com

Provides email newsletters on the most current updates on developmental disabilities.