Top 14 Autism Non Profit Organizations in U.S
While there are a lot of Autism nonprofit organizations in the United States, only few of them are actually very good. Here is a list of some of the top autism organizations in providing assistance and support to families of children with Autism.
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- 1 Top 14 Autism Non Profit Organizations in U.S
- 1.1 Association for Science in Autism Treatment
- 1.2 Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)
- 1.3 Autism Network International (ANI)
- 1.4 Autism Research Institute (ARI)
- 1.5 Autism Science Foundation(ASF)
- 1.6 Autism Society of America (ASA)
- 1.7 Autism Speaks, Inc.
- 1.8 Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
- 1.9 OASIS MAAP Services for Autism, Asperger Syndrome & PDD
- 1.10 Center for Parent Information and Resources (formerly NICHCY)
- 1.11 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
- 1.12 National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders Information Clearing House (NIDCD)
- 1.13 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
- 1.14 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
PO Box 1447
Also known as ASAT, the Association for Science in Autism Treatment’s mission statement is “to spread awareness of scientifically sound information and treatment of Autism”. It specializes in promoting autism therapies and applied behavior analysis techniques that are supported by scientific research and strongly condemns myths and treatment options that are not endorsed by science.
Phone: Not Available
Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)
P.O. Box 429
The Autism National Committee, AUTCOM, was founded in 1990. It is the only organization that is dedicated to “Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism”. This advocacy organization works to protect the civil rights of all persons with autism. As recently as February of 2014 the Autism National Committee worked hand in hand with Senator Tom Harkin to pass the “Keeping All Students Safe Act” which eliminates seclusion and restraint of students with autism. This new act allows students with autism the ability to interact within a normal classroom setting.
Phone: Not Available
Autism Network International (ANI)
P.O. Box 35448
Autism Network International is a non profit organization that was created by a small group of verbal autistic people. It is a uniquely autistic-run advocacy and self –help organization for people with autism. Autism Network International’s goal is to improve the lives of autistic people who cannot communicate or advocate for themselves. They provide support for parents, teachers and therapist along with educating the general public about autism.
Phone: Not Available
Autism Research Institute (ARI)
4182 Adams Avenue
Autism Research Institute (ARI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967 by psychologist and father of modern autism research, Dr. Bernard Rimland. ARI provides both support networks and further research for both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Rimland and the Autism Research Institute have always believed that Autism is treatable. ARI’s goal is to develop a known standard of care for everyone with autism spectrum disorders and the availability of resources for all families. “Research that makes a difference”.
Autism Science Foundation(ASF)
28 West 39th Street
The Autism Science Foundation is an Autism nonprofit organization founded by scientists and parents working together. The Autism Science Foundation provides funding to scientists conducting and disseminating autism research. They also provide information about autism to the general public to increase awareness of autism. Along with funding research, publishing their findings, sponsoring meetings and scientific workshops they provide referrals to support groups.
Phone: 212 391 3913
Autism Society of America (ASA)
4340 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Autism Society of America is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. It is host to the most comprehensive national conferences regarding autism. The Autism Society of America is the nation’s leading autism organization which was founded in l965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland and Dr. Ruth Sullivan who both have children with autism.
The Autism Society has a large network of affiliates allowing it to lead the way in state and local legislation regarding autism in the United States. In l988 the Autism Society was the first organization to vote a member elected person with autism to their Board of Directors.
Autism Speaks, Inc.
1 East 33rd Street
This is one of the top Autism organizations in US. Founded in 2005 by grandparents of an autistic child, Autism Speaks has become the world’s largest, leading advocacy organization for autism. Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright along with a friend, Bernie Marcus, donated $25 million dollars dedicating this organization to fund research into causes treatment, prevention and a cure for autism. Autism Speaks leads the way in 25 states to ensure that insurance carriers provide coverage for the necessary diagnosis, treatment and therapies of those with autism.
Phone: (888) 288-4762
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
976 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc was founded in 1982 and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking birth defects with their causes. Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc keeps a national registry and is available daily to provide support and contact between families with similar birth defects. This immediate and one on one referral system helps provide reassurance for many families dealing with disabilities. Studies are being conducted with regard to how our environment and the pollutants in our environment are linked to birth defects.
OASIS MAAP Services for Autism, Asperger Syndrome & PDD
950 S. Court
St. Crown Point
MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome and PDD is a nonprofit organization which provides networking, referrals, printed information for families and others who are involved in or concerned with individuals on the autism spectrum. MAAP was founded in 1984 and its mission is to ensure that all people with autism spectrum disorders have the proper ability to grow, learn and enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Phone: (219) 662-1311 (Mon-Thurs 9 AM to 3 PM CST)
Center for Parent Information and Resources (formerly NICHCY)
35 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07102
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (formerly National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities [NICHCY]) website provides information to parents, teachers and communities. The general public can look up a specific disability and learn what each disability is and how to help with awareness in their community. The website also offers links to state agencies and parent groups all around the country. Making an early diagnosis and early intervention is the key to providing a better quality of life for all involved. The website offers free publications in both English and Spanish.
Phone: Not Available
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
31 Center Drive
Building 31 Room 2A32
NICHD was founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The Institute was designed to study “the complex process of human development from conception to old age”. NICHD supports human growth and development from conception to death. Research focuses on the developmental phases and functions of human life.
This research includes developing therapies and intervention programs for all individuals with disabilities including autism.
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders Information Clearing House (NIDCD)
31 Center Drive
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) conducts research in the processes of hearing, taste, balance, voice, smell language and speech. Over 30% of children with autism never learn to speak using complete sentences. NIDCD began research in November of 2014 at Boston University to find out how hearing and speech affect or are affected by autism. This research program is called Unlocking Emily’s World and is still in progress.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park
The National Institute of Environmental Health Services is a publicly funded organization committed to finding out how our environment affects people and their health. Research, grant programs, and international cooperation have made it possible for NIEHS to study the effects of our ever-changing environment on both physical and mental health issues. Autism is one of the many areas of research which benefit from identifying environmental causes mental impairments.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard
The National Institute of Mental Health provides basic, clinical research which will hopefully, pave the way for prevention, recovery and ultimately a cure for mental health disorders including autism. The National Institute provides a vital and innovative role in public health, always striving for a breakthrough using novel methods to discover the science of the brain.
Hopefully, this list of top 14 Autism non profit organizations was helpful 🙂