Handbooks and Guides

Celebrating 22 Years of Excellence

This fact sheet details the history and impact of and services for autism spectrum disorders. Download the fact sheet to learn more.

Twenty Years After the Mickelson Autism Bills

This article provides an excellent look at the strides that have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in South Dakota. Download the article to learn more about the Mickelson Autism Bills and their effect on South Dakota.

Helpful Links

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  • The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals in all stages of life and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
  • Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
  • Child-Autism-Parent-Cafe is a website maintained by ASD Concepts, LLC, which was founded by a "sibling of a person diagnosed with autism, after identifying a need in minority communities for parent/sibling support, information, resources and practical strategies to help manage day-to-day living with autism, by way of informative websites and community outreach."
  • GRASP {The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)'s mission is to improve the lives of adults and teens on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer support, education and advocacy.
  • Libraries and Autism: We're Connected is a joint project of the Scotch Plains (New Jersey) Public Library and the Fanwood (New Jersey) Memorial Library. The website provides resources for librarians that allow them to welcome individuals with an autism spectrum disorder to their institutions.
  • National Institute of Mental Health has an autism spectrum disorders page that contains information on a wide variety of topics relating to ASDs.