Autism Support & Services : MidAtlantic

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AHA/AS/PDD is a Long Island based organization providing support and education for families, individuals and professionals affected by Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Asperger Syndrome information alliance located in the Philadelphia region.
A regionally-based non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey, with 11 local chapters, providing families and those individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders
ALAW's first goal has been to secure the services and supports necessary to sustain the participation of adults with autism in the normal round of adult life
Our mission is to improve the lives of people with autism and those of their families through education, advocacy, and public awareness, and to promote lifelong opportunity and acceptance for people with autism in their communities.
The meetings take place in St Paul's Church, 62 S Main St., Milltown NJ. The meetings take place in St Paul's Church, 62 S Main St., Milltown NJ.
Pennsylvania's Statewide Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A transdisciplinary team of specialists offering diagnostic assessment, psychological or neuropsychological testing, speech and language assessment, functional analyses of behavior, specialized assessments, neurological examinations, etc.
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
The primary goal is to prepare students for inclusion in their communities. The students range in age from 2 to 21 years of age and are served in three programs that provide training in compliance with their Individualized Education Programs.
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Inc.
CSAAC's mission is to support individuals with autism to achieve their personal goals and dreams with integrity and distinction. Offers Early Intervention, Residential, School, Vocational Services.
A seventh-grader at Cooperstown Central School confidently spelled his way to first place at the fourth annual Daily Star regional spelling bee Saturday. Michael Leonardo correctly spelled "condiment" to win the bee at the State University College at Oneonta's Goodrich Theatre. As the winner of the spelling bee, Michael will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington in May.
Oneonta Daily Star
Provides housing in Montgomery County, Maryland for adults (21 years or older) with autism. Their homes give them an alternative to living in an institution or in their parents' homes, and allow them to exercise some independence as adults.
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Inc.
CSAAC provides each person with the training and support necessary to achieve and maintain employment in the individual's chosen career field.
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, Inc.
The Autism Spectrum Support Group will meet from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan County BOCES, Rubin Pollack Education Center, 52 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty. This support group is for any parent in Sullivan County who has a child with autism, Asperger's Syndrome or other pervasive developmental delays. Parents receive support and education they need to advocate for appropriate services for their children.
Times Herald Record
Invisibility is the best evidence of the success of the "shadow" program at the JCC of Central New Jersey this summer. Twenty children with special needs are participating in the center's Camp Yachad, each accompanied by companions -- or shadows -- who keep an eye on their charges and provide a dose of extra help and comfort. Unless they are pointed out, however, a visitor would be hard-pressed to identify the shadows among the boisterous mass of kids playing, swimming, singing, eating, and generally doing their camp things.
New Jersey Jewish News
The Open Center for Autism's mission is to develop effective educational programs that provide meaningful access to social, intellectual, behavioral, therapeutic, vocational, and self-advocacy support to students, families, and professionals in the Autism Community. The ultimate goal is to give individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) authentic learning and leisure opportunities, so that they may lead fulfilling lives.
The group that has spent the last eight years creating a haven for the families of autistic children is now itself looking for a new home in Queens. "We're about giving people a sense of belonging. I want to open that up to as many people as possible," said Andrew Baumann, president of the Ozone Park based New York Families for Autistic Children and father of a 13 year old autistic boy.
Joseph Wendelken, Queens Chronicle
We are a support group for parents of children with these disorders. Our membership also includes other family members, interested professionals and friends. Our aims are to attain -- for higher functioning children, youth, and adults with these disorders -- appropriate educational programming, increased social and recreational opportunities, and meaningful employment; to develop a strong network of parents who share the common bond of having a child with autism/PDD; and to educated health and educational professionals by welcoming them to relevant presentations.
The base model inappropriately presumes that the ASD path is a disease state that requires mental health intervention
The Seaver and New York Autism Center for Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine announced that it is entering into an affiliation with the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI/NIPD) Network to offer enhanced programs and greater access to diagnostic services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- an institution committed to accelerating scientific discovery and translating those discoveries into better diagnostic tools and treatment -- is excited to partner with the YAI/NIPD Network, comprised of seven not-for-profit agencies serving individuals with developmental and learning disabilities for nearly 50 years. The partnership will bring the highest levels of quality care and access to state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and services for patients with ASD.
Medical News Today

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