Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education (FACE)


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


  • 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”
  • 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.”
  • 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 Speaks “World’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders”
  • Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) “Collaboration of medical centers dedicated to providing families with state of the art, multidisciplinary care.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • ARI’s Autistic Global Initiative “The Mission of AGI is to foster the development of adults on the autism spectrum and those who work with and for them.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • California Institute of Technology: The Patterson Lab “Pioneering research into the Autism-Immune Connection”
  • The Autism Channel “The World of Autism in One Place” (Streaming on demand videos covering all facets of Autism/ASD)
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Autism Center Serves Students, Families and Children “Cal State Fullerton program advances education, outreach and research on autism spectrum disorders.”
  • Answers.com “Autism in Pediatrics…Courtesy of Enriching Kids .”
  • SpecialEducationGuide.com “The special education process explained.”
  • NationalAutismNetwork.com“The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community.”
  • epidemicanswers.org“Dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting the current generation of children…”
  • collegeautismspectrum.com“College Autism Spectrum (CAS) is an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families. …”
  • Best Colleges Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities“Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. …”
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities“Discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding….”
  • College Resources for Students with Disabilities“With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful…”
  • Integrative Medicine Academy“Become an autism treatment specialist in just 12 weeks”

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

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

The following references are recommended reading by members of our FACE Team:

An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism Manoff, MV, New York Times, The Sunday Review, August 25, 2012

Early detection of Autism with Genetic Testing Molecular Psychiatry advance online publication 11 September 2012; doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.126 Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis E Skafidas1, R Testa2,3, D Zantomio4, G Chana5, I P Everall5 and C Pantelis2,5

Autism Revolution By Dr. Martha Herbert Pediatric Neurologist, Harvard Medical School & Karen Weintraub, MA In this groundbreaking work, ASD is reframed from a “static” to a “dynamic” model, which opens up countless new opportunities for understanding, prevention, and intervention. Published in 2012 by Random House/Harvard Health Publications.

Autism Asperger Publishing Company “AAPC Publishing specializes in providing mainstream, hands-on advice and information to parents, educators and others about topics related to autism spectrum disorders.”

Autism & Air Pollution: The Link Grows Stronger “Time.com by Laura Blue”

Initial Observations of Elevated Alpha-N-Acetylgalactosaminidase Activity Associated with Autism and Observed Reductions from GC Protein—Macrophage Activating Factor Injections “James Jeffrey Bradstreet, Emar Vogelaar and Lynda Thyer, Autism Insights 2012:4 31-38”

CNN: DSM-V Approves Changes to Autism Diagnosis “CNN.com by Miriam Falco, CNN Medical Managing Editor”

1 in 50 School Kids Has Autism, CDC Says “A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.”

Autistic Children’s Brains Have Both Reduced Brain Connectivity And A Diminished Capacity For Neural Communication “Medical News Today article”

Big Role In Autism Likely Played By Misregulated Genes “Medical News Today article”

Genetic Connections Identified in 15q Duplication Syndrome/Autism “Medical News Today article”

Autism and Online Learning: A Guide for Teachers “Education Database Online article”

Key To Early Diagnosis Of Autism May Be In The Placenta “Medical News Today article”

The Role Of Epigenetic Influences In Autism “Medical News Today article”

SAP To Employ Hundreds Of Autistic People “Medical News Today article”

An Underlying Cause Of Autism Could Be Indicated By Enhanced Motion Perception “Medical News Today article”

Autism: ‘different developmental brain chemistry’ “Medical News Today article”

Job training results in competitive employment for youth with autism “Medical News Today article”

MRI May Reveal Infant Brain Anomaly Associated With Autism “Medical News Today article”

Risk Factor For Autism Identified In A Subset Of Children “Medical News Today article”

Induced labor linked to higher autism risk “Medical News Today article”

Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing “Medical News Today article”

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism “Medical News Today article”

Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) “Autism Research Institute resource”

FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD “FDA News release”

New Clues to Causes of Autism Found “MSN Health Living article”

Epigenetic Findings in Autism: New Perspectives for Therapy “IJERPH article”

GABAergic activity in autism spectrum disorders: an investigation of cortical inhibition via transcranial magnetic stimulation. “Abstract”

Autism Researcher Among Nobel Prize Winners “disabilityscoop.com article”

Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers “disabilityscoop.com article”

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children “A Visual Guide”

InnerVoice AAC App Animate Photos to Engage & Teach Autistic Children “Helps Kids See Themselves Speaking Correctly and Reaching Target Behaviors”

A clinical perspective on breastfeeding and autism “Medical News Today article”

First National Housing Survey Results “TACA article”

Earliest Sign of Autism: The Eyes May Have It “Medscape article”

A new methodology of viewing extra-axial fluid and cortical abnormalities in children with autism via transcranial ultrasonography “frontiers in Human Neuroscience article”

New Recommendations Guide Treatment For Those On The Spectrum “Disability Scoop article”

Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism “New England Journal of Medicine article”

The in vitro GcMAF effects on endocannabinoid system transcriptionomics, receptor formation, and cell activity of autism-derived macrophages “Journal of Neuroinflammation article”

Home Videos May Fast-Forward Autism Diagnosis “Medscape article”

Top ten toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities “ScienceDaily article”

The Social Skills and Attachment to Dogs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder “PubMed article”

Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism “PubMed article”

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs “Expertise.com article”