Please note: I choose my recommended sites carefully. This is not a comprehensive list of resources; rather, this is a list of sites I personally find most helpful.
Data and Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Information about the growing prevalence of autism, including information about the risk factors and economic costs.
The Autism Society
The oldest and largest grassroots autism organization in the United States, offering advocacy and education for individuals on the autism spectrum and those affected by it. It has a strong affiliate network through which money raised stays in state and local communities. My family supports the Autism Society of Northern Virginia. (asnv.org)
Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia
A local, community-based non-profit support and advocacy organization. Excellent source of information on research-based treatment methodologies.
Accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.