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Autism Source

Descriptions of Service Types

Academic Supports: Tutoring or other educational services, not provided by a school, that supplement existing educational programming.
Assistive Technology: Services or support related to adaptive equipment to assist with daily living, mobility, communication, computer access, or home and workplace modifications
Autism Society Affiliate (Chapter): The Autism Society offers volunteer or professional affliates throughout the country. Affiliates offer support and information about local services.
Camps and Recreation: Summer camps, after school and weekend activity programs for children and adults with autism.
Community Supports for Adults: Programs focused on independent or supported living, vocation and other services that assist adults to live and work in their community
Consultant: Autism professionals with a Masters or PhD in a relevant field that offer their consulting services to other agencies and families.
Crisis/Crime Victim Services: Agencies or professionals that provide support services to people with disabilities who are in crisis or who are victims of crime.
Dentist: Dentists that serve children and/or adults with autism.
Diagnostic: University or other clinical or hospital settings where families may have diagnostic evaluations for ASD.
Early Intervention: Pre-school and other programs for children birth - 3 years of age including Infants and Toddlers programs
Faith Community Services: Congregations that have inclusive services
Government Agency: State and local agencies that may be helpful for families with loved ones with autism to contact.
Information and Support: Public, non-profit, or private organizations that make service referrals or support or advocacy groups for families and individuals with autism.
Legal/Advocacy: Attorneys or advocacy organizations who offer their services to families who have children with special needs.
Mental Health Professional: Experts in autism behavior such as psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists or other licensed therapists
Other Medical Services: Medical and Healthcare services that do not fit into a specific service type
Physician: Pediatricians, neurologists, and psychiatrists who specialize in individuals with developmental disabilities.
Private/Non-Public School: Non-public schools that serve children and youth with autism.
Public School System: Public school districts.
Related Services (Therapists): Licensed speech, occupational, physical, music, sensory and other therapy professionals who provide complimentary services.
Research: Centers that perform autism biomedical, clinical or applied research.
Residential: Agencies that provide residential services or actively assist individuals to find housing.
Respite Services: Short term, temporary care provided for people with disabilities in order that their families can take a break from caregiving. Respite services may sometimes involve overnight care for an extended for an extended period of time.
Service Provider: Nonprofit or private organizations that directly serve children and adults with autism. Services include: vocational and residential programs, etc.
State Key Resources: Organizations that offer statewide assitance on a large scale.
State Profiles: State data and statistics offers information on autism programs available in a state, i.e. Medicaid information, insurance mandates, Participation in Day and Employment Services etc.
Training: Professional and family training centers.


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