The Autism Society of Michigan is a state-wide organization that offers help with educational materials, conferences and learning seminars throughout the state of Michigan.
Written by people with autism, parents, advocates, and other caregivers, the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism focuses on acceptance of autistic people for who they are.
KultureCity is a one of a kind organization that promotes acceptance of those with autism. They also have several programs like Toys Aucross America, Tablet:Kulture, and LifeBoks, which bring joy, voices, and safety to the autism community.
The misson of the NF Network is to provide funding for research to find treatments to cure neurofibromatosis and offer outreach through education and awareness. They offer support to those struggling with living with NF through the national organization and several regional affiliates.
NF Michigan is the regional affiliate of the NF Network that covers Michigan and Ohio. They focus on offering support to those with NF or family members of those with NF through clinic support at the Grand Rapids NF clinic for children and adults, several events throughout the state, and regular informational meetings to further benefit the NF community.
Neurofibromatosis Northeast covers the Northeast states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. They offer an advocacy toolkit and local events and fundraisers to support those with NF in the Northeast.
Neurofibromatosis California is another regional affilate of the NF Network. They have many California events listed on their website for NF families.
NF Central Plains covers the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and Nebraska. Their website offers sections on "what is NF?' and local events for those with NF and their families.
Beauty Mark Nation seeks to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis. They also offer temporary tattoos for purchase to raise awareness of NF.
Children's Tumor Foundation's mission is to "END NF". They provide funding for NF research while also offering very informative printouts for information about all forms of NF on their website. They also offer nationwide forums and symposiums for those living with NF to meet and learn new information.
Find very informative and understandable information at the NF Center of Washington University. From common features of NF to the genetics of the disorder, this website helps to explain it all. It also includes information on the patient clinic located in St. Louis, Missouri.
From autism to rare diseases to mental illness, The Mighty covers it all with inspiring stories, useful information, and a promising outlook. It features stories from people all over the world who face the challanges of special needs as parents, caregivers, and even those who live with a special need.
Wrightslaw offers extensive knowledge on the legalities of special education services for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys. There is a wealth of information on Wrightslaw, from IEP planning to current news on special education cases in the courts of the United States. They also offer a listing of learning conferences nationwide so special education stakeholders can attend locally. From FAPE to LRE to NCLB, Wrightslaw covers it all!
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a fedearl non-profit organized and run by autistic individuals. They offer leadership training for people with autism to learn how to self-advocate. The website is a wealth of information on helping those with autism learn how to self-advocate and adjust to life beyond childhood.
Michigan Alliance for Families offers support, information, and education for those in Michigan who receive special education services. They have a 1-800 number to answer any questions those with IEPs or 504's may have while also offering a peer support program throughout the state.