Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Society of Maine: http://www.asmonline.org/
The Autism Society of Maine invites you to join families and professionals in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders, treatments and support of Maine children and adults with autism.
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine: http://www.ldame.org/index.html
The organization is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, to alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities, and to supporting endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities.
Parent-to-Parent Support Groups:
393 Maple Road
Atkinson ME 04426
124 Range Road
Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426
Larry and Rachel Perkins
14 Pleasant Avenue PO Box 278
Sangerville ME 04479
9 Central Avenue
Dover-Foxcroft ME 04426
Family Support Groups:
GEAR Support Groups for Parents of Children with Emotional/Behavioral Needs
564-3361 or 800-264-9224
Parents Anonymous of Maine/Mainely Parents
Parent Support Groups:
Parent Professional Autism PDD Support Group
Molly Eldridge or Betty Crossman
50 North Street
Dover Foxcroft ME 04426
Molly 973-3589 or Betty 973-3590
Tri-County Help in Transition
PO Box 167
Dexter ME 04930
Autism Society of Maine (ASM): https://www.asmonline.org/
An autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization for people with autism and their loves ones.
Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (OASIS): http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
A parent-run information portal.
The Asperger's Association of New England (Maine Chapter): https://www.aane.org/
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):
NIMH scientists are dedicated to understanding the workings and interrelationships of the various regions of the brain, and to developing preventive measures and new treatments for disorders like autism that handicap people in school, work, and social relationships.
Autism Society of America: https://autismsociety.org/
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2001). Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle, and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism's occurrence.
"The Pediatrician's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children" - A Report by The American Academy of Pediatrics:
Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Extensive list of Autism-related links: http://www.autism-resources.com/links/organizations.html
New England Center for Children- http://www.necc.org/
since its founding in 1975, The New England Center for Children has remained true to its original mission: providing state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment-with care and respect-for children with autism and other disabilities.
Provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed this site in collaboration with all NIH Institutes and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The site was launched in February 2000 and currently contains approximately 7,600 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other Federal agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry in over 89,000 locations worldwide. Studies listed in the database are conducted primarily in the United States and Canada, but include locations in about 80 countries. ClinicalTrials.gov receives over 3 million page views per month and hosts approximately 11,000 visitors daily.