For an excellent overview of autism and a free guide to Oregon’s human service system (DHS), we recommend that you obtain a copy of Autism An Introduction for Parents, from the Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC) or phone 503.364.9943.
The Department of Human Services (DHS), State and Local Developmental Disability Services, is another partner in support of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). When contacting the Department of Human Services, inquire about obtaining a case manager who will be very helpful in making families aware of important resources and in getting through the necessary channels to ensure that their child receives the services he/she needs. Phone 503.945.5944.
DHS in collaboration with Oregon Advocacy Center and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities has published a helpful free guide to lifespan support services, A Roadmap to Support Services (2nd Edition). Phone 503.945.9941.
The Oregon Parent and Information Center (ORPTI) provides information and supports parents in building partnerships in the education, medical and human resources fields. Phone 503.581.8156.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is your link to an education evaluation and services. Learn more about special education, autism services, early intervention and early childhood special education. Phone 503.947.5600.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Autism Information Center
Help Autism Now Society (CHAT Screening Tool)
This site helps families explain autism to others
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC)
Advocates Early Behavioral Intervention
Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation (OTAC)
We highly recommend reading the OTAC guide for general information for family issues, support and resources
Oregon University Autism Education Programs
Oregon University programs offer specialized coursework to prepare persons working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.