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

  • ANEX CLUB “The Animal Exploration Club
    Helping Autistic kids explore their interests, socialize, and thrive
  • 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”
  • Caregivers Guide to Sleep “ blog post”
  • 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.”
  • CouponFollow “Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities”
  • 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.”
  • Divorce and Children with Autism “a guideline on issues parents of an autistic child may do well to consider during divorce.”
  • Ed.D. Programs “Ed.D. programs in special education.”
  • 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.”
  •“Dedicated to educating the public about the epidemic of chronic illness affecting the current generation of children…”
  •“Provides suggestions and quotes for ensuring that dentist visits for children with autism are as easy as possible.”
  • Grace Bought with a Price “Grace Bought is a Volunteer Community Service whose primary goal is to bring music, song, and scripture into the lives of communities while highlighting the unique strengths, intricacies and challenges of my Special Needs Child, Kalise.”
  • Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs“ 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”
  • My Special Needs Connection webinars and articles
  •“The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community.”
  • Resilience in Families with ASD Purdue University Global
  • 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.”
    Students with Autism
    Guide to Helping Kids with Autism Sleep Better
    Autism Resource Center
    Creating an Autism Friendly Home
    Autism Support Network Resources
    Moving with Kids with Autism
    30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
    Traveling with Kids with Autism
  • 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

    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 “ by Laura Blue”

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

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

    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”

    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”

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

    Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers “ 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”

    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”

    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”

    Swimming lessons may be life-saver for children with autism “MedicalNewsToday article”

    Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP) article“Using a multidisciplinary approach with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.”

    Guide to Living With Sensory Overload“Household article.”

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

    Portrait of Mary Ann Magoun, DO

    Mary Ann Magoun, DO

    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

    Assistant Professor of NMM/OMM and Pediatrics

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