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"Early Intervention is the Key"


Federal law in the United States requires that states provide early intervention services for children aged one to three with autism and other disabilities. These services try to help children with autism develop academic and social skills in the hopes of lessening the disorder's long-term effects. States also must provide an individual education plan when these children begin school. Children with autism may attend regular or special schools.

Every state has an early intervention program. Contact the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, NICHCY, at (800) 695-0285 for a "State Resource Sheet" which includes your states agency for infants birth to 3 years and from 3 years to 5 years.

The Autism Society of America has an "Early Intervention" packet. Call them at 1-800-Autism.

or click here to download  ........     Early Intervention Packet

Special Education

Links below are to the special education page of state departments of education Web sites. Click on the state to access the Web site of that state's special education department.


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Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia Wisconsin


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You didn't lose a child to autism. You lost a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn't the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn't be our burden. We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don't mourn for us. We are alive. We are real. And we're here waiting for you.  
                                                                                      ~  by Jim Sinclair

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DISCLAIMER: This site is intended to provide basic information resources on Autism. It is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or other advice. The author of this web site is not a medical doctor. Readers are warned not to take any action with regard to medical treatment or otherwise based on the information on this web site or links without first consulting a physician. This web site does not necessarily endorse any of the information obtained from any of the links on this page or links that other pages may lead you to. Neither does this web site promote or recommend any treatment, therapy, institution or health care plan. The information contained in this site is intended to be for your general education and information only and not for use in pursuing any treatment or course of action. Ultimately, the course of action in treating a given patient must be individualized with their doctor.

Angels with Autism      February 2002      Last updated on 04/11/2004