Search for Resources

Thanks to the Internet, information is virtually at your fingertips. While such ready access is mostly beneficial, the information is often unfiltered and the process can quickly result in information overload. This section provides a Resource Directory oriented toward the information needs of military families touched by autism, some shortcuts to reliable resources and some practical tips for accessing and evaluating information.

Resource Directory

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.

Federal/Military Links

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.

How to be a Savvy Consumer of Autism Information

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.

Autism Links

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 Programs and Resources

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.