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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. Find out more...

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Informs parents and adults on the range of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including social impairment, communications issues, and repetitive behaviors. Discusses diagnosis and treatment of ASD. 

To view the brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health, click here. header image -- pics of various students and teachers

VISIT the  U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department of Education for student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee.  Disabilities and their families and want to find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Find out more...

eParent uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information and connect to a diverse and passionate special needs community of families, caregivers, professionals and organizations through its online publication which strives, everyday, to provide resources, information, support and unlimited inspiration;its Exceptional Blog which provides real help and hope through personal stories; its comprehensive Special Needs Resource Directory. Find out more...

A free online magazine devoted to helping parents raise children with special needs by sharing information and providing inspiration. Includes a special needs resource directory, must read articles, and translated in over 100 different languages.  Find out more... 

Local Resources


ASRC’s vision is two-fold: to prepare those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD. Get a list of professionals in CT or learn about local workshop series, trainings and other educational opportunities. Find out more...
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Sensory Friendly Events   

Autism Families of CT  Find recreational and social activities specifically targeted to children on the autism spectrum in Connecticut. 

The focus Is on providing programming for children on the Autism spectrum, ages 3-29 yrs old, as well as siblings and parents when appropriate.

Be Like Buddy  Find sensory-friendly activities all over the United States and Australia.

Some are local venues that are making their businesses or events more welcoming. Others are national chains who embrace our special community and offer dates and times for a more accessible experience. This database is growing all the time, so check back often! 

CLASP is located in Westport, CT whose mission is to provide homes and opportunities for people with Autism and developmental disabilities. The Danile Offutt Art and Education Community Center is a newly renovated 9500 sq ft space offering art, music, dance, gardening, pottery, healthy cooking classes, yoga, dance, computer lab, music, sensory gyms, academics, daily living skills, movie night and much more! Find out more...