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Autism Speaks

A leading autism science and advocacy organization, their website offers a wealth of information, resources, and toolkits for families.

Autism Society of America

This organization provides support, resources, and advocacy for individuals with autism and their families.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)

ASAT focuses on promoting evidence-based treatment practices and providing information about the science behind different interventions.

National Autism Center

Part of the May Institute, they offer resources and information on evidence-based practices for autism.

The Autism Community in Action (TACA)

TACA provides education and support to families living with autism. 

Chicago Autism Project

This project provides comprehensive services for children with autism, including ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and more. They serve children aged 2-6 and focus on early intervention and development.

The Arc

The Arc is a disability advocacy organization that works to make Illinois a place where people with disabilities can live, work, learn, play, and love in communities across the state.

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)

TAP is a network of 17 agencies across Illinois that provide a wide range of services for individuals with autism and their families, including ABA therapy, social skills groups, and parent training.

The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be

This book by Martha Herbert explores a holistic approach to autism, considering various factors that can contribute to a child's well-being.

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn

This guide by Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie A. Vismara offers practical strategies for parents to support their child's development through everyday activities.

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

This book by Barry M. Prizant challenges traditional views of autism and encourages understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity.

Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This report provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based practices for individuals with autism.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA)

This peer-reviewed journal publishes research on applied behavior analysis, including studies on ABA therapy for autism.

Autism Research

This journal publishes high-quality research on all aspects of autism spectrum disorder.

Parent-mediated early intervention and autism spectrum disorder (Cochrane Review)

A systematic review examining the evidence for parent-led early intervention programs for young children with autism.

A systematic review of early intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

This article analyzes research on early intensive behavioral interventions (EIBI), a specific type of ABA therapy, for young children with autism.

Long-term outcomes of intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism (American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

This research investigates the long-term effects of EIBI on children with autism, following them into adulthood.

The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

This book by Mary Barbera provides a comprehensive guide to teaching language and communication skills using the principles of verbal behavior analysis.

Applied Behavior Analysis

This textbook by John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, and William L. Heward offers a thorough introduction to the principles and applications of applied behavior analysis.

Questions and answers about ABA (Autism Speaks)

This article addresses common questions parents have about ABA, its effectiveness, and how it's implemented.

What is ABA Therapy? (Behavioral Innovations)

This article offers a basic explanation of ABA therapy, its principles, and potential benefits for individuals with autism.

What is ABA therapy for autism? (Therapeutic Pathways)

This article provides an overview of ABA, its goals, and how it's used to teach new skills and reduce challenging behaviors.