Individual, Family, and Sibling Support

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Advocacy organization of people with autism. Resources, policy, projects and membership are available on the website.

Autism Society of America
Grass roots organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the issues individuals with Autism face.

Best Buddies
An organization that promotes friendships and employment for people with intellectual disabilities. The programs include matching programs for people from middle school to senior citizens to create one-on-one friendships.

Family Voices, Inc
Family Voices is a grass roots network of families, friends and advocates who work toward ensuring health care services for children and youth with special health care needs are family-centered, community-based, and comprehensive, coordinated and are culturally and linguistically competent. It supports partnerships between families and professionals to achieve their goals.

Federation for Families for Children’s Mental Health
National organization run by families dedicated to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.

Sibling Support Project
This is a national project to peer support and information to siblings of people with special needs and to provide information for parents and providers about sibling issues. The site provides information on workshops, a list serve for siblings, stories by siblings and other support.