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Autism Resources for Parents: Family Support Orgs, Councils, & Policy Making

This pathfinder will share an annotated list of reference sources, indexes, databases, and other content to help users begin to conduct research on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Family Support Organizations

Representatives & Senators

To find federal representatives, senators, and state representatives, visit:


Councils & Policy Making

Partners in Policy-making (PIP)—some Developmental disability councils oversee a program called Partners in Policy-making. Parents of children with disabilities, family members, and adults with disabilities learn how to make positive change in their communities, including legislative advocacy. Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Missouri all have a partners program.