“Amazing Things Happen” is a video introducing autism to a young, non-autistic audience in order to stimulate understanding and acceptance.
Asperger Autism Network (AANE) – formerly Asperger and High Functioning Autism AHA) helps people with Asperger’s and similar autism spectrum and neuro-diverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives.
Autism Research Institute works to advance the understanding of autism by funding research and facilitating educations including free webinars, social stories, videos and live events.
Autism Resource Mom (ARM), founded by a local Orange County parent, provides support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families by offering opportunities for social connections through activities and programs developed and implemented by parents who’ve experienced raising a child with autism.
Big Red Safety Box A free Be Ready booklet is available for caregivers, first responders and teachers.
CAPTAIN California Autism Professional Training and Information Network. A multiagency network developed to support the understanding and use of evidence based practices for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state.
Family Autism Network works to increase access to resources and finding new supports for people with autism from birth to adulthood.
Friends like You. Friends like Me is a program from Children’s Specialized Hospital which offers a video, booklet and program materials focusing upon development of interactions and friendships in school environments as well as in the general community.
Organization for Autism Research (OAR) provides many resources for families, educators, researchers and self-advocates. Their website includes a college guide for students and scholarship applications.
Peer1on1 is a local organization which provides socialization opportunities for children with ASD from ages 5 – 18.
Sesame Street in Communities offers resources for parents and caregivers of a child with autism (or as someone who knows a person with autism). Links to articles, printables, videos, storybooks and workshops, as well as an App, are provided.
**Sleep problems are not uncommon. This webpage offers information and numerous other links.
Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.