The following local groups provide autism spectrum disorder resources and support for families, patients, and researchers in the New York and New Jersey areas.
Advocates for Children of New York works on behalf of children who are at risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure.
The Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association is a Long Island-based organization that spreads awareness and connects people who have High Functioning Autism with programs and services.
The Association of Metroarea Autistic Children provides services for people with autistic spectrum disorders, and for their families in the metro New York area.
Autism New Jersey is a nonprofit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation.
The Autism Society of America (Manhattan Chapter) offers diagnostic, education and outreach services through their Community Resource Center.
The Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism is an organization in Westchester County, NY providing educational opportunities for children with autism.
The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) provides education, support groups, and advocacy services for people with Asperger's syndrome or autism.
The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan has a subset providing services for individuals with special needs, as well as for families and professionals.
The National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI-NIPD) service organization in New York, which has a formal affiliation with the Seaver Autism Center, is the largest organization dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities from birth to the end of life in the New York metropolitan region.
The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities coordinates services for more than 120,000 people with developmental disabilities in New York State.
Include NYC provides support for families of children and young adults with special needs. Services are available in English and Spanish.
The UJA Federation of New York supports hundreds of individuals with disabilities and their families through its network of funded programs.