||“Behavioral issues in children with autism are often caused by medical illness, which requires medical evaluation. Yet, those behaviors often prevent simple transportation to medical evaluations.”
Ann Neumeyer, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Associate Medical Director of LADDERS
The Autism Treatment Network (ATN)
The Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is the nation's first network of hospitals and physicians dedicated to developing a model of comprehensive medical care for children and adolescents with autism. ATN offers families care from doctors highly experienced in helping individuals with autism and providing treatment for associated conditions such as gastrointestinal and sleep disorders.
LADDERS (“Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services”) is a multidisciplinary center designed to evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of handicapping conditions. The program is affiliated with MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston and provides expertise in neurology, developmental pediatrics, gastroenterology, and psychiatry/psych-pharmacology. Ladders is part of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN)
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.
The aim of Autism Speaks is to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.
ASA, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Autism New Jersey
Autism New Jersey is New Jersey's leading advocacy and information network for parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and the professionals who support them. Considering that the national prevalence rate of ASDs is 1 in 150, and 1 in 94 in New Jersey, Autism New Jersey is needed more than ever to serve the critical needs of the autism community.