Advocacy Groups

AASPIRE – Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education was started by academics and autistics who recognized the need to work together to develop and implement research studies that truly benefit the autistic community.

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people.

Autism Society of America
National grassroots autism organization.

Autism Society of Washington
A chapter of Autism Society of America.

Autism Speaks
The nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

Division of Developmental Disabilities, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and support.

FEAT of Washington – Families for Effective Autism Treatment
Advocacy group based in Bellevue, WA, that provides support for families, intervention, and educational programs for children with ASD.

National Council on Severe Autism

This group was started by parents to address the needs of severely impacted autistics and those with extreme behavioral challenges.

Washington State Medical Home
Resources and support from the Washington State Department of Health.

The Arc of King County
Advocacy & service group based in King County, a Chapter of The Arc.

WAAA – Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy
Advocacy group based in Washington state


Assessment Clinics

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center
Pediatric Psychology & Psychiatry.

University of Washington Child Development Clinic
Diagnostic, assessment and management plans for children from early childhood to adolescence with or at risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.


Autism Training & Research

TEACCH: Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-handicapped Children
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, clinical services, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with ASD.

University of Washington Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Resource for clinical care of youth and their families and training for medical students.

University of Washington Psychophysiology and Behavioral Systems Lab
State-of-the-art research into the etiology, course, and treatment of developmental disabilities in an academic training environment.


Intervention Services

Birth to Three Developmental Center
Provides a range of services for families and children in South King County and Pierce County.

Easter Seals and Autism
Provides a wide variety of intervention programs for individuals of all abilities, including those with ASD.

Kindering Center
Family-centered services for infants and children with special needs.

Northwest Autism Center
Nonprofit organization based in Spokane, WA. Provides and coordinates services for children and adults with ASD.

Northwest Behavioral Associates
Nonprofit organization in Bellevue, WA. Provides behavioral therapy and specialized education for children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders.


International Autism Resources

Global Autism Project
An advocacy organization for autism around the world.

INSAR – International Society for Autism Research
Scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about ASD.