Mission

Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be a dynamic and interactive, highly visible and effective central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.

About the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) is the federal government organization that oversees implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. The AIDD is a part of the Administration for Community Living and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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About The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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National Advisory Committee

All Autism NOW Center initiatives and activities will be guided by a National Advisory Committee. A majority of the members of this committee either will identify as having an autism spectrum disorder and/or an intellectual or developmental disability or will be a family member to a person who identifies himself or herself as being on the autism spectrum or having an intellectual or developmental disability. The remaining members of the National Advisory Committee will be representatives from national networks and others (i.e. educators, professionals, researchers in the field).

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National Partners Council

The National Partners Council meets regularly to allow collaborative partners to exchange information on Center initiatives and activities as well as to discuss the most current evidence-based resources and information that should be selected and developed for the Autism NOW Center. With the assistance of the National Partners Council, the Center will develop a bank of resources for people who are on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals, and the general public.

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Resource Criteria

All resources and information that Autism NOW posts go through a formal review process.

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Staff

Meet the staff of the Autism NOW Center.

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Stats

On this webpage, you will find some statistical information regarding the number of resources currently on the Autism NOW website. This information assists Autism NOW in describing the size and reach of the website currently. We also use this information to help direct our focus for upcoming expansions of the website.

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