This Resource Directory strives to accomplish two primary objectives. The first is to provide information and further access to information about autism and autism interventions. The other is to offer information and navigational tools to identify and find resources and support at or near military installations.
The U.S. government plays a central role in establishing policies related to national defense, healthcare, and education. The overarching policies, the subsequent implementing directives, and the supporting infrastructure govern and shape the programs and services available to service members that have children with special needs including autism. This section provides links to some of these underlying references.
Online resources have a way of suggesting instant credibility. Beware! Unless you are fully aware of the source, approach online resources with a healthy dose of skepticism. This section offers a few tips and tools to help you better find and evaluate information online.
This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. The organizations that host the sites listed are reputable and the sites combine to offer a combination of information about autism, treatment, education, and research that are useful to a wide range of interests and needs.
OAR has produced a number of practical resources specifically oriented to front line consumers: parents of children with autism, teachers, and other service providers. This listing offers a brief description and in most cases links to more detailed information or the actual resource itself. There is no cost for full access.