Welcome to the Autism Spectrum Coalition 
We provide resources for families, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Develomental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified. (PDD/NOS)
 
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  From our CEO, Susan Moreno: Give a Charitable Donation   
 

December 3rd was GIVING TUESDAY.  We are listed on Guide Star and hope that those who benefit from our information will give generously to MAAP Services.  We are a non-profit, federally certified organization that is completely run by volunteers at this time. 

Please help us continue to help you. 

Checks can be sent to:  MAAP Services, PO Box 524, Crown Point, IN 46308, USA

 

 
 
  STAY INFORMED And PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! Like And VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: Autism Spectrum Coalition.  
  Another great way to have a voice in And stay informed about our country's disability laws is to join the Autism Society
http://www.autism-society.org/   I have been a member since 1976!  They are our major legislative informant and advocate!
 
 
                Check out our New Books on Autism...
 
     
  AN INVISIBLE NATION  
 
There is a nation in our world today that is totally invisible… well, at least most of the time. It is a non-political nation. This nation often endures great poverty. Its citizens are sometimes treated quite unfairly by those in other nations. Until recently, those who needed help in this nation weren’t allowed to save money up for any big goals. For many, their every move is watched, judged and others feel they should be in complete control of these invisible citizens. The nation has no name or geographical boundaries. Many people who gave birth to these invisible citizens wish they could create an island where this nation could reside in safety and with the respect of other nations. This nation has been called by several labels… Level 1 Autism… Asperger Syndrome… High-Functioning Autism… even Uniquely Human. I know about this nation, because my first-born child is a citizen of that nation.
 
 
Many times in my life as the parent of someone with “level 1 autism” or “Asperger Syndrome”, I’ve endured pain, frustration and even embarrassment over the fact that my daughter’s truly significant challenges and the behavior they sometimes instigate are misinterpreted. People think or say things like, “Did you ever try spanking her as a child?”… or “No one ever taught her manners.”… or “What a totally selfish and rude person.”
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  NEED TO REACH US  
  If you have questions please email us via “Contact us”. Once a week we will try and answer questions. If your need for answers can’t wait (and we realize that is often true), we suggest you contact the Autism Society’s information line 1.800.3AUTISM (1.800.328.8476).  
  You can use our new phone line to leave messages. Please leave an email address and talk clearly. We will answer you via email, as it is more time efficient. Our new phone is (219) 789-9874.   
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  RESEARCH  
 

Stanford Child and
Adolescent Phychiatry

Cambridge University
Autism Research Centre

Center for Excellence in Autism
Research at the University of Pittsburgh

Autism Genetics Research at
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Yale Child Studies Center