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Resources & Research

The information and links provided below represent a sample of the many resources, research, organizations and agencies that support families and individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorders.  We encourage you to check back soon for addtional resources, news and updates.

Center for Disease Control

The CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), search for factors that put children at risk for ASD and possible causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible.

Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

Wisconsin has multiple programs available for children with delays or disabilities. Families may be eligible for one or more programs based on their assessed need.

Waisman Center

The Waisman Center Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that provides diagnosis and clinical care for children with a developmental disability.

Wisconsin First Step

Information and links to services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call (800) 642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist. Information is available on services such as Birth to 3/early intervention, financial assistance, parent networking and support, home health care, therapy services, CYSHCN Regional Centers and more

Autism Speaks 100 Day Tool Kit

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children was created specifically for families of children ages 4 and under to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism.

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioral and developmental principles into an integrated approach. ESDM can be implemented in different natural settings such as the home or the daycare/preschool by trained therapists as well as parents within play and daily routines.

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