The Autism NOW Center provides high quality resources and information in core areas across the lifespan to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, and professional in the field. Focus areas include: Early detection, Early intervention, and Early education; Transition from high school into early adulthood; Community based employment; Advocacy for families and self-advocates; Community Inclusion; Aging Issues; Policy; Implementation of Health Care Reform, including Long Term Care Services and Supports; Family and Sibling Support; and Networking in local, state, and national arenas. We accomplish these goals in a variety of ways. To find out more about the Center’s activities, explore the following sections:

Fact Sheets

Autism NOW Center’s fact sheets on topics of importance to people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities are a resource you and your family members can use to get information in an easy-to-read and understand format.

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You can participate with the Autism NOW Center in many ways. Find out how.

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Prism E-Newsletter

Prism is the Autism NOW Center’s monthly e-newsletter. Read through previous editions and sign up to receive the newsletter here.

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Regional Summits

In 2011, the Autism NOW Center held five regional summits across the country. These two-day events created opportunities for networking and relationship-building between people who identify as having an autism spectrum disorder or intellectual and developmental disability, families, and professionals; for sharing information and resources related to the area of autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities; and for celebrating the local and regional autism and intellectual and developmental disability community. Read more about these summits and key issues that attendees discussed.

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The Call Center

People with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities have many questions and concerns but may not know who to call, what to ask, or where to begin. The Autism NOW Center can guide you through the unknown by providing you with education, resources, and support. Find out how to get in touch with us.

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The Autism NOW Center hosts quarterly webinars, presented by experts in the disabilities field, on various topics across the lifespan! These webinars are freely accessible to the public; however, registration is required and space is limited. View the schedule for upcoming webinars and register today!

Did you know that all of our past webinars are archived on our website? Access the webinar archive to view over 100 webinars!

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