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Resources on Autism

Education

Information about federal education entitlement for special needs students: http://idea.ed.gov/

Information about Transition Plans: http://www.nsttac.org/content/what-indicator-13

Transition Tool Kit from Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/transition-tool-kit

Data on special education performance by state: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/idea/partbspap/allyears.html

Advocacy Groups for Adults with Autism

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA): http://www.afaa-us.org/

ASAN (Autism Self Advocacy Network): http://autisticadvocacy.org/

Autism Speaks: Autismspeaks.org

Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation: http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org/

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Project (GRASP): http://grasp.org/

Madison House: http://www.madisonhouseautism.org/

Post21 Club: http://post21club.org/

Transition Programs

Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/alyssa-burnett-adult-life-center/

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center TOPS program: http://nisonger.osu.edu/specialed-transition/tops

3L Place: http://3lplace.org/about.html

Employment Programs & Training for Adults with Autism

Agricultural Communities for Adults with Autism: http://ac-aa.org/

AMC Movie Theaters Focus Program: https://www.amctheatres.com/corporate/diversity-inclusion

ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership: http://asperger-employment.org/

Camphill Communities: camphill.org

The Center for Independence: http://www.tciadults.org/

Friendship House: http://njfriendshiphouse.org/

Roses for Autism: http://www.rosesforautism.com/

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC): http://autismcenter.org/services-adults

TIAA-CREF Fruits of Employment: https://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/about/asset-management/innovation-stories/fruits-of-employment-program

Government Programs & Reports

Official CDC statistics on autism: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

Medicaid waivers (HCBS) for self determination programs: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education

Medicaid waiver information by state: http://medicaidwaiver.org/

Information on waitlists for Medicaid Waivers: http://centerondisability.org/ada_parc/utils/indicators.php?id=9

Summary of the latest regulations on Medicaid waivers: http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=4596

GAO Report - Students With Disabilities: Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School: http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592329.pdf

Toolkit for states to bring their Medicaid waivers into compliance: http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/long-term-services-and-supports/statewide-transition-plan-toolkit.pdf

“Separate and Unequal: States Fail to Fulfill the Community Living Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act”: http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Olmstead%20Report%20July%2020131.pdf

National Core Indicators (NCI): a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their own performance: http://www.nationalcoreindicators.org/