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Parents should see below for several interesting articles offering advice on smart ways to interact and play with children with ASD. You can learn about good activities that assist with therapy and social development, and you'll find a list of recommended reading materials:





Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

Autism Society of America
ASA’s history and mission are grounded in its grassroots efforts to empower individuals and families to educate and advocate for themselves and their loved ones.

Autism Web
A parent’s guide to autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is working with national partners on a public awareness campaign to educate parents about how important it is to track their child’s development in the first few years of life.

First Words Project
The FIRST WORDS® Project is a longitudinal research study. The major goal is to identify early red flags of developmental language disorders, autism spectrum disorders and other communication delays in children less than 24 months of age.

National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.

National Autism Association of North Texas (NAA-NT)
The mission of the National Association of North Texas is to advocate for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); to help parents find treatment and resources; to educate our community; and to provide training, parent scholarships and learning opportunities for families and professionals who work with individuals diagnosed with ASD.


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