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Autism Speaks

“Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.” - Autism Speaks, Mission Statement

ASAT

“We promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information, advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment, and combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment.

 

Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism.”  

- Association for Science in Autism Treatment, Mission Statement

National Autism Center

“The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based Practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities.”

- National Autism Center, About Us

AAP

“Welcome to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Autism Initiatives. Given the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), all pediatric primary care providers should be prepared to care for children and youth with ASD and their families. 

As the leading pediatric health organization in the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics is uniquely positioned to provide support and evidence-based guidelines to pediatricians caring for children and youth with ASD.”

- American Academy of Pediatrics, Autism Initiatives

Local Resources

Bryan County Schools

“The Exceptional Student Services Department meets the individual needs of students ages three through twenty-one who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The department assists in the assessment process for determining special education eligibility.”

- Bryan County Schools Exceptional Student Services

Liberty County Schools

“To provide the highest quality educational experiences for students with exceptional needs between ages three and twenty-one in the Liberty County School System.”

- Liberty County Schools Department of Exceptional Learning

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield 

“To provide the highest quality educational experiences for students with exceptional needs between ages three and twenty-one in the Liberty County School System.

 

The Exceptional Family Member Program, is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other Military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, educational, housing, community support, and personal services to Family Members with special needs.”

- Exceptional Family Member Program

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ABAI

GABA

“Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.”

- Association for Behavior Analysis International

“The Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis was created with the mission to (1) promote behavior analysis, both internally and externally; (2) provide continuing education opportunities for both behavior analysts and others; and (3) to provide networking opportunities for professional behavior analysts and those interested in behavior analysis in the state of Georgia.”

- Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis

BACB

“The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB’s certification requirements, examination content, and procedures undergo regular review according to established standards for organizations that grant professional credentials. All BACB requirements and examination content are developed by experts in the discipline.”

- Behavior Analyst Certification Board, About the BACB

Organizations providing hope to the Autism community

Global Autism Project

“We are the wave-makers. We believe in unyielding optimism and unceasing collaboration. We embrace and champion local initiatives. We travel to the edges of our comfort zones and keep going. We gravitate towards adventure. We believe in the power of grassroots. We remind others to remain hopeful. We’re humbled and transformed by the experiences with our partners. We build sustainability. We create change that is everlasting.”

- Global Autism Project, About Us

Autism Speaks

“Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. We do this through: increasing global understanding and acceptance, advancing breakthroughs in autism research, expanding early childhood screening and intervention, improving the transition to adulthood, ensuring access to reliable information across the lifespan.”

- Autism Speaks, Our Work