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Resources

The following web resources are recommended by members of our FACE Team:

 

  • Autism Center Serves Students, Families and Children “Cal State Fullerton program advances education, outreach and research on autism spectrum disorders.”
  • Autism Channel “The World of Autism in One Place” (Streaming on demand videos covering all facets of Autism/ASD)
  • Autism College “Valuable Autism Information and Resources…where anyone can get educated about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Whether you are a parent, educator or job coach who needs practical information and tips for raising and teaching children and teens on the autism spectrum, or a community member who wants to know more.”
  • Autism and Online Learning: A Guide for Teachers “Education Database Online article”
  • Autism Research Institute (ARI) “ARI is a non-profit research, resource, and referral organization that conducts and funds research that makes a difference in finding the causes and developing safe, effective treatments for autism.”
  • Autism Society The Autism Society “exists improve the lives of all affected by autism” by “increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.”
  • Autism Speaks’ Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) Resources for Families (who may wish to participate) and Researchers. California Autism Twins Study (CATS) – the largest ever study of twins with ASD, Archives of General Psychiatry Clara Lajonchere, PhD, Vice President of Clinical Programs, Autism Speaks
  • Autism Speaks’ Autism Treatment Network Medication Decision Making Aid “Designed to help you clarify your values and goals and then talk with your healthcare provider about the options, benefits, and possible downsides of medications. Includes a family decision aid and answers to frequently asked questions. This tool kit can be used at any point in your decision-making process, including the re-evaluation of medications your child is now taking.”
  • California Institute of Technology: The Patterson Lab “Pioneering research into the Autism-Immune Connection”
  • Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation “Casa Colina provide(s) individuals the opportunity to maximize their medical recovery and rehabilitation potential efficiently in an environment that recognizes their uniqueness, dignity and self-esteem.”
  • Davis MIND Institute: Medical Investigation of Neuro-developmental Disorders “The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.”
  • Environmental Working Group (EWG) “The mission of the EnvironmentalAt EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.”
  • Epidemicanswers.org“Dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting the current generation of children…”
  • Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs“Expertise.com article”
  • MAPS: Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs “Comprehensive Education and Fellowship Program for Medical Professionals for the Treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Chronic Special Needs”
  • NationalAutismNetwork.com“The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community.”
  • Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) “An important resource for families ranging from hundreds of referrals for a variety of services to financial planning and budgetary issues to support groups. A national organization and network of families helping families.”
  • US Autism & Asperger Association “Our mission is to provide the opportunity for everyone living with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects.”
  • UCLA SilvaLab“Studies in Mollecular and Cellular Cognition”
    Dr. Martha Herbert’s Website: TRANSCEND Research Program “Treatment, Research, and NeuroScience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
    Robert Naviaux Laboratory at UC San Diego: Division of Medical Genetics Research studies involving mitochondria, environmental factors, and the “cell danger response.”

If you are interested in Pediatric Osteopathic Medicine, please contact:

Mary Ann Magoun
Mary Ann Magoun, DO
Assistant Professor of NMM/OMM and Pediatrics
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
mmagoun@westernu.edu

Watch Dr. Magoun on Autism Intersection, now streaming on The Autism Channel at theautismchannel.tv