Parent Support Groups

Autism Alliance SoCal (Formerly known as Foothill Autism Alliance)

A non-profit, all-volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and care-givers, dedicated to providing education, resources, and support to the autism community.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA)

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC)

The Autism Community in Action (TACA)

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides the information and connection to improve the quality of life of people with autism in their families.

Parents’ Place Family Resource Center

UCLA CART Research & Intervention

TSC Alliance

Autism Society Ventura County


TASH is an international membership association leading the way to inclusive communities through research, education, and advocacy.

Other Sources for Special Education News

Disability Scoop

How to be a good friend to someone with autism PDF download