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Autism Society of Alabama

Autism Society of Alabama
The Autism Society's mission is to improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy. ASA collaborates with various state and local agencies to increase awareness in the community, schools, and in the medical and professional arenas to promote education, understanding, resources, and to encourage the early diagnosis of autism. ASA maintains a website that provides up to date information and provides direct links to other important informational sites. Our website also acts as a source of support for families and parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Family Camps are also available throughout the year for children and teens affected by ASD.
    
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Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States. Their website provides information regarding autism research, resources for families, awareness projects, and outreach activities.  Additionally, they provide access to a scientifically validated tool for screening children between 16 and 30 months of age. The  Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (M-CHAT-R) , assesses the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The M-CHAT-R is of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended tools for autism screening.
Boys Town

Boys Town

Since 1917, Boys Town’s mission has been to give at-risk children and families the love, support and education they need to succeed, overcome their circumstances, and realize their potential. Boys Town is also home to parenting and child behavior experts who have developed a wealth of original content over the years that is available for free in their For Parents  section. From toddlers to teens, if you have a question you need addressed, chances are they have an article, video or Q&A on the subject.