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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NEWS & EVENTS    
  Mansfield Hall     
  Is an amazing place for young adults to find their place in the world, grow, and learn.
Please take a look at the video and learn about their program & their space. Hear from the people who run the school, as well as the students who attend!
 
   
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO    
  Our organization has connected with so many families and professionals around the world. To date, we’ve heard from folks in 119 countries. After 33 years of service, we are suspending operations. Our funding sources were shrinking and the demand for help was increasing. We finally had to make the difficult decision to close our office and go virtual. I will attempt to personally answer questions via our “contact us” link. However, this will only occur once per month. 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.     
  I plan to blog occasionally on our site. However, as I reach what most people consider “retirement age”, I’m slowing down my pace and enjoying family and friends. I love to travel and do workshops and presentations… that isn’t work to me, it is fun. So, if you want to connect with me about presenting, use our Facebook page or the contact us link.     
  The need for our newsletter was tremendous through most of our years in service, as it was the very first one that addressed the needs and issues of those individuals on the autism spectrum considered “on the higher level.” Now, many wonderful publications are doing a great job of that. I recommend you subscribe to Disability Scoop (an e newsletter) and the Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Both will keep you well informed on new findings and important issues concerning all on the autism spectrum.     
  Every day we have served our readers has been fulfilling and a wonderful experience. Ideas and approaches we have created are used worldwide. Our Board of Directors, Board of Professional Advisors and I thank you for our contact with your lives. We wish each of you happiness, health and success.      
  The need for our newsletter was tremendous through most of our years in service, as it was the very first one that addressed the needs and issues of those individuals on the autism spectrum considered “on the higher level.” Now, many wonderful publications are doing a great job of that. I recommend you subscribe to Disability Scoop (an e newsletter) and the Autism Spectrum Quarterly. Both will keep you well informed on new findings and important issues concerning all on the autism spectrum.     
  One last time, I will remind you… YOU ARE NOT ALONE.     
  Sincerely,     
  Susan Moreno     
FEATURED ARTICLES    
  DEALING WITH THE DISAPPEARING ASPERGER DIAGNOSIS      
  This article is about being ready to deal with the changes coming when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Edition V is issued in May of 2013.  The American Psychiatric Association has announced that the diagnosis of "Asperger Disorder" will be removed from the newest edition of the manual.     
  HOW TO SURVIVE HOLIDAYS AND OTHER LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS      
  Find out suggestions for everything from birthdays, family reunions and summer break.     
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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