Autism One is focused on education and information, covering a broad range of topics, for parents, family members, practitioners, educators, researchers, and others involved in the care, treatment, and recovery of children with autism. Autism One brings together practical and proven solutions, leading-edge models of treatment, the most recent research findings, reports from parents, and presentations from such government agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.
The Autism Research Institute convened a group of about 30 carefully selected physicians and scientists in Dallas in January, 1995, for the express purpose of sharing information and ideas toward defeating autism as quickly as possible. The participants, from the U.S. and Europe, represent the most advanced thinking by some of the best minds in the autism world. The participants continue to work together toward the goal of finding effective treatments. One major goal of the DAN! Conference was to produce a document that could be used by physicians everywhere as a guide for the clinical assessment of autistic patients, leading to appropriate treatment. After a year of strenuous work the document, representing a consensus statement of the state-of-the-art alternative medical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism, is now available. To view upcoming DAN! Conferences please also visit www.danconference.com.
Mitchell's Place is a caring, supportive, family-oriented treatment center that serves individuals throughout Alabama whose lives have been touched with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At Mitchell's Place, we believe that every individual should have the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. Therefore, it is the goal of Mitchell's Place to optimize the social and academic potential of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In meeting this goal, we will provide diagnostic services, treatment, and education, as well as family and community support, through a collaborative approach, utilizing the most current and proven treatment strategies.
The mission of the National Autism Association is to advocate, educate, and empower. We will advocate on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. We will raise public and professional awareness of autism spectrum disorders. We will empower those in the autism community to never give up in their search to help their loved ones reach their full potential.
TACA holds monthly meetings in many locations throughout the United States that 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. Visit our Events Calendar or the above link for upcoming chapter meetings and event information.
ARI is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 35,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. The founder and director of ARI is Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on autism and the father of a high-functioning autistic son. Dr. Rimland is the author of the prize-winning book Infantile Autism, and the founder of the Autism Society of America. He served as chief technical advisor on the film Rain Man. He has earned many awards for his work.