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Autism Support

The Autism Spectrum

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 children is on the Autism Spectrum. We hear the term Autism Spectrum often, but what exactly does it mean?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association grouped five neurodevelopmental disorders into a single diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before that, they were five distinct disorders:

  1.  Autistic Disorder
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  4. Rett Syndrome
  5. Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Today, Autism Spectrum Disorder is categorized by the amount of support an individual will need:

  • Level 1: Requiring Support
  • Level 2: Requiring Substantial Support
  • Level 3: Requiring Very Substantial Support
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The Autism Spectrum

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 children is on the Autism Spectrum. We hear the term Autism Spectrum often, but what exactly does it mean?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association grouped five neurodevelopmental disorders into a single diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before that, they were five distinct disorders:

  1.  Autistic Disorder
  2. Asperger Syndrome
  3. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  4. Rett Syndrome
  5. Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Today, Autism Spectrum Disorder is categorized by the amount of support an individual will need:

  • Level 1: Requiring Support
  • Level 2: Requiring Substantial Support
  • Level 3: Requiring Very Substantial Support
Autism Support - ABA Centers of America

Autism Support - ABA Centers of AmericaABA Centers of America is an ABA therapy treatment center for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many families find they are not sure what to do after receiving a diagnosis. Our goal with this page is to create a resource center with websites and information about autism that will guide families at every stage of development as well as adults with autism.

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Top Autism Sites

Autism Speaks
The largest advocacy organization in the U.S. for individuals with autism

HelpGuide Autism
Collection of articles aimed at those new to the autism community

NH Parent Information Center
Helping parents with early intervention and special education

VeryWellHealth Autism
Easy-to-understand and up-to-date autism health care information

NH Family Voices Autism Connection
Resources for families raising children with ASD/NDD

National Autism Association
Lots of practical information and tools with a special emphasis on safety

Early Autism Identification / Early Autism Diagnosis

NH Family Voices Early Identification
Resources for early identification, screening, referral, and diagnosis

Asperger / Autism Network
Directory of Asperger/autism diagnosticians

CDC Learn the Signs
Home to the Milestone Tracker app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Developmental Screening
NH’s screening, referral and information system for children up to six years old

Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center
Neuropsychology evaluation and diagnosis center 

New Hampshire Government and Education Programs

NH Dept. of Education
Forms for special education

New Hampshire Family Voices
Directory of NH Family Support Agencies

NH Health and Human Services
Family-Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS)

Parent Information Center
Guide to special education process

NH Health and Human Services
Bureau of Developmental Services

New Hampshire Children’s Trust
Community-based family support

Legal Help/Advocacy

NH Disabilities Rights Center
Legal information for people with developmental disabilities

Special Education Advocacy and Consulting
Help with the special education system

Recreation, Camps & Community Activities

Granite State Music Therapy
Music therapy and piano lessons

The Laura Foundation
Recreational programs

NH Vocational Rehabilitation
Help with employment and financial independence