EVMS Autism Spectrum Disorders Program - Links
- The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. For more than 40 years, ARI has devoted its work to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research to individuals affected by autism, parents, and professionals.
- National Autism Resources: We strive to empower our community by providing excellent information, helpful links, and affordable books, games, toys and therapy products for people on the spectrum.
- Autism 360: This website is a tool for you to easily build an anonymous profile, find treatment options from others like your child or yourself, track progress and get reports that you can share with physicians and caregivers.
- IAN Project: The Interactive Autism Network, founded and sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Autism Speaks, respectively, is an innovative online project bringing together tens of thousands of people nationwide affected by ASDs and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. Considered the largest online autism research effort in the U.S.
- Autism Speaks is a national organization dedicated to facilitating global research into the causes, treatments, prevention and an eventual cure for autism.
- Yale University Child Study Center - Autism
- Autism Society of America (ASA). The Tidewater (Virginia) Chapter of the Autism Society is a volunteer organization providing information, support, and encouragement to parents, family members, and professionals in the Tidewater area. This group can also help provide information on seeking Medicaid/Disability support. Contact TASA at 757.461.4474 or visit the website.
- Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). Meetings feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest information in the autism world. Each TACA group maintains a resource library of the latest autism books and tapes that can be checked out by members at no charge. Meets every 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Sentara Princess Anne Health Campus.
- Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater (F.A.C.T.). Free monthly socials the third Saturday of every month from 12-3 at 929 First Colonial Rd. Teen night for teens with Aspberger's and high functioning autism 2nd Friday of every month. Has Camp Wannagoagin in the summer. For more information, visit www.camp4autism.org.
- Hampton Roads Special Education Parent Support Group. Provides parents with information and support so they can effectively advocate for their childrens needs.
- Grupo Para Padres de Ninos Con Necesidades Especiales. Monthly, 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Endependence Center Building, 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502. Call 757.668.8539 for more information. Se prefieren reservaciones.
- SIBShop: A unique support groups for siblings of children with special needs. There is a group for siblings ages 6-10 that meets at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters and one for siblings ages 9-14 that meets at the CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. The groups are casual, led by trained social workers and include activities, crafts, and snacks. Contact CHKD Social Work Department for more information and the meeting schedule by calling 757-668-7646.
- Project Lifesaver is a national proactive, electronic tracking, program used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders or children with Down's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder that wander from home and become lost.