The Bucks County Autism Support Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization, consisting of community and education professionals and parents who are dedicated to helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) become welcome and productive members of the community in which they live. We do not endorse any specific professional or therapeutic treatment. We are not meant to be a replacement for medical or legal advice. Our mission is to maximize the personal development of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through awareness and advocacy, education and training.
The links on this page are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.
About.com: Autism: Topics, tools, health guide, all relating to autism.
AMICA: Camp for children & adolescents ages 6-18 with ASD
ASCEND A non-profit group that raises public awareness about Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, to advocate for improved education and services, and to provide support and information to the Asperger and autism community.
Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Autism and PDD Support Network: This site allows to post events/conferences in the area.
Autism Cares Foundation A non-profit that provides free fun activities and events for children and young adults with autism.
Autism Inspiration: An on-line resource for parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum behaviors.
Autism Living and Working (ALAW) This group helps address the needs of adults with autism, including the need to have households apart from their parents, and to have adequate supports to live and work in the community and avoid institutionalization.
Autism Society, Greater Philadelphia Chapter Information to help people understand autism, resources for families with autistic children, and directory of local
Autism Speaks: Committed to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society, and to giving hope to all who deal with the hardships of autism.
Autism Speak App Directory: A searchable directory of Apps specific to Autism. Broken into various categories for easy searching.
Autism Support Network Their goal is to short-cut the uphill battle individuals and families undertake when faced with autism – whether that means the initial diagnosis, the day-to-day living and coping needed, relationship and therapeutic strategies and the latest information.
AutismLink Intended to be a clearinghouse of autism information. You'll find information about local service providers in your area; information and links about all different types of therapy; chats; forums; and an event calendar including autism workshops, programs and conferences all over the country.
Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Responsible for the administration of services to Bucks County residents with a mental illness or mental retardation, and their families. The purpose of the services is to support individuals to live in the community and to assist them in actively participating in community life.
Buck's County Children's crisis support at 877-435-7709 (877-HELP -709)
Camp Concepts A unique summer day camp program in Newtown PA for children, ages 4-16, who have social skill deficits such as High Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.
CB Cares: is a community coalition of individuals, businesses, and agencies, whose goal is to promote positive values, attitudes, and behaviors, particularly in our community's youth.
CAR Autism Roadmap: A directory of services available in the Philadelphia & 5-County area related to Autism.
Central Bucks YMCA ABILITY Program Fitness and aquatic experiences for people with disabilities
COMPASS: Pennsylvania's fast and easy way to apply online for Health and Social Services. With the click of a button, you can learn about services, see if you may qualify, apply for those services and re-apply when it's time for renewal.
Disability.gov: Contains information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and other community members.
EARLI Study - A network of leading autism researchers from across the country are participating in the largest, real-time research study to investigate early risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Family Service Association: A comprehensive community integration program for transitioning age youth and young adults ages 17-26 who have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS. It is operated by Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc., in collaboration with Sharing and Caring of Bucks County, a family support non-profit organization.
First Signs: National nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.
Foundations Behavioral Health: provides innovative behavioral health treatment and academic excellence to children, adolescents and young adults. Established in 1964, Foundations Behavioral Health provides treatment in a homelike environment located on a 12 acre campus in Bucks County, PA. Foundations provides a full continuum of care for children, adolescents, and young adults spanning hospitalization to outpatient and academic services.
Gwynedd-Mercy College Autism Institute: Gwynedd-Mercy College's Autism Institute of the School of Education is offering a summer program toward earning an Autism Certificate.
Koegel Autism Research & Training Center: The Center is overseen by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel. The major goals of the center are increasing our understanding of autism spectrum disorders, the development and implementation of state-of-the-art pivotal response treatments, as well as the improvement of elementary and secondary education efforts for children with autism and other severe disabilities. The center's primary interests lie in research and training (both pre-service and in-service), focusing on family support and on the education of children with autism in community environments and classrooms with their typically developing peers.
Lenape Valley Foundation They offer services related to mental health, mental retardation, early intervention and substance abuse issues.
Medical News Today The latest Autism News articles published daily. Includes news on Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Rett Syndrome, Child Disintegrative Disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome. Information is also provided about social interaction problems, lack of communication skills and emotional interpretation difficulties - causes and how to overcome them.
New Horizons Club A Montgomery County based club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults with Asperger Syndrome to socialize, connect with their communities and work toward independent living.
Organization for Autism Research (OAR) This group uses applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus.
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Dr. Caren Franz and her team provide dentistry for children on the Spectrum. Her offices are located in the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington PA
Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services
Potential A non-profit organization based in Newtown PA whose goal is to provide the highest quality interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc.
Sharing and Caring of Bucks County A Non-profit Organization and Support Group for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism / PDD-NOS / Asperger’s / Mental Retardation / Related Neurological Disabilities
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) This program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.
Teach 2 Talk: Co-founder Jenny McCarthy created this website that produces educational resources for children which target core speech and language, play and social skills using techniques including video modeling.
The 100-day Kit: The 100 Day Kit includes basic information about autism and dealing with the news of a diagnosis. The personalized kit lists local service providers, support groups, recreational activities, sources of legal information, conferences, local autism and disability organizations and information about the local chapter of Autism Speaks. It provides insight into getting services for a newly diagnosed child and explains various available treatment options. A week-by-week action plan helps walk a family through the steps it needs to take to ensure that it is on the right track. The kit also includes a glossary of terms associated with autism, as well as a safety plan and a list of recommended books and informational web sites.
Variety, The Children's Charity Autism Initiative Serves children between birth and 18 with temporary and/or permanent disabilities resulting from injury, illness, or congenital conditions.