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LINKS & RESOURCES: For Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

FAST does not endorse or have personal knowledge of the following Autism Resource Links rather they are provided here as a resource and a starting point for your own research. Links are provided for informational purposes only

Table of Contents

 

Here you can search for all types of resources by geographical area
and category:

Autism Source  (Autism Society of America)

Autism Speaks

Organization for Autism Research

Autism Link

Here is a resource guide arranged alphabetically:

Daniel J. Fiddle Foundation

Autism Society of America's Information & Referral ( R) assists those who may not know where to begin or where to turn when faced with the challenges of autism. Looking for help can be daunting and often means locating dozens of websites and searching through a maze of agencies and services in the hopes of finding one that can provide the services or support you need. The Autism Society provides trained staff to help negotiate this maze and connect people to resources in their communities for immediate and future needs. The Autism Society has provided I&R services since its inception more then 40 years ago. The grassroots nature of our organization was, and continues to be, an ideal way for those who know the service system best to provide guidance to those in search of resources.

At the Autism Society I&R is delivered through a toll-free number 1(800)3AUTISM and Internet access info@autism-society.org at our national headquarters, and also on a local level through our nationwide network of chapters. The Autism Society's I&R specialists help identify local resources to meet your needs and share information so that you are able to make informed choices. For those who live in areas that may not have services readily available, the Autism Society assists in identifying alternative resources.

The Autism Society strives to provide I&R through one-to-one interaction with an I&R specialist. This is not always possible or necessary, however, so thousands of people turn to the Autism Society website for valuable information, including a comprehensive database of resources called Autism SourceTM . These resources encompass federal, state and local government agencies; professionals; service providers; support systems; medical and educational providers; research facilities; and more. Autism Source™ is maintained by trained resource staff and continually updated in order to provide the most accurate and comprehensive information possible.

"State Developmental Disability Agencies

 


State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Vocational rehabilitation (VR), a state-supported division of services, assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.

By contacting your local vocational rehabilitation office, you will tap into a wealth of resources related to employment options for people with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation (VR), a state-supported division of services, assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities. In addition to VR, some states have separate agencies serving individuals who are blind and visually impaired. States with separate agencies are listed below the general state VR listing.

Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Toll Free: (800) 441-7607
Direct: (334) 281-8780
Fax: (334) 293-7383
http://www.rehab.state.al.us

Alaska Vocational Rehabilitation
Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 W. 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
Toll Free: (800) 478-2815
Direct: (907) 465-2814
Fax: (907) 465-2856
http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/home.htm

Arizona Vocational Rehabilitation
Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration
103 West Highland Avenue, Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Toll Free: (800) 563-1221
Direct: (602) 274-0132
TTY: (602) 542-6049
Fax: (602) 274-5108
http://www.azdes.gov/rsa/default.asp

Arkansas Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Administration
1616 Brookwood Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Toll Free: (800) 330-0632
Direct: (501) 296-1600
TTY: (501) 296-1600
Fax: (501) 296-1655
http://www.arsinfo.org/

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main Street
PO Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
Toll Free: (800) 960-9270
Direct: (501) 682-5463
TTY: (501) 682-0093
Fax: (501) 682-0366
http://www.state.ar.us/dhs/dsb/

California Vocational Rehabilitation
California Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
PO Box 94422
Sacramento, CA 95814
Direct: (916) 324-1313
TTY: (916 ) 558-5807
Phone: (916 ) 558-5320
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/

Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation
Colorado Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation
1574 Sherman Avenue, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Toll Free: (866) 870-4595
Direct: (303) 866-4150
TTY: (719) 589-5150
Fax: (303) 866-4905
http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/dvr/

Connecticut Vocational Rehabilitation
Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Toll Free: (800) 537-2549
Direct: (860) 424-4840
TTY: (860) 424-4839
http://www.brs.state.ct.us

State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Direct: (860) 602-4000
TTY: (860) 602-4221
http://www.besb.state.ct.us/

Delaware Vocational Rehabilitation
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19089
Direct: (302) 761-8300
TTY: (302) 761-8300
http://www.delawareworks.com/dvr/welcome.shtml

Delaware Health and Social Services
Division for the Visually Impaired
1901 N. Du Pont Highway
Main Bldg.
New Castle, DE 19720
Direct: (302) 255-9040
Fax: (302) 255-4429
Phone: (302) 744-4556
http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dvi/index.html

District of Columbia Vocational Rehabilitation
District of Columbia Department on Disability Services
1125 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Direct: (202) 730-1700
http://dds.dc.gov/dds/site/default.asp?ddsNav=|31337|

Florida Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
Toll Free: (800) 451-4327
Direct: (850) 245-3399
TTY: (850) 245-3399
http://www.rehabworks.org/

Florida Division of Blind Services
1320 Executive Center Dr., Room 201
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2050
Toll Free: (800) 672-7038
Direct: (850) 245-0370
Fax: (850) 245-0386
http://dbs.myflorida.com

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Rehabilitation Services
Georgia Department of Labor
1700 Century Circle, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30345-3020
Toll Free: (866) 489-0001
Direct: (404) 486-6331
TTY: (866) 373-7778
rehab@dol.state.ga.us
http://www.vocrehabga.org/

Hawaii Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division
601 Kamokila Boulevard #515
Kapolei, HI 96707
Direct: (808) 692-7715
TTY: (808) 692-7715
http://www.hawaiivr.org

 

Idaho Vocational Rehabiliation
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
PO Box 83720
650 West State Street, Room 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096
Direct: (208) 334-3390
Fax: (208) 334-5305
ccampbell@vr.idaho.gov
http://www.vr.idaho.gov/

Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
341 West Washington Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83702-0012
Toll Free: (800) 542-8688
Direct: (208) 334-3220
Fax: (208) 334-2963
http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/

Illinois Vocational Rehabilitation
Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services
100 S Grand Ave E
Springfield, IL 62762
Toll Free: (800) 843-6154
TTY: (800) 447-6404
DHS.ORS@illinois.gov.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/

Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
138 E. Lincoln Highway
Schererville, IN 46375
Toll Free: (877) 428-8513
Direct: (219) 864-8163
TTY: (219) 864-8374
Fax: (219) 864-8314
http://www.in.gov/fssa/2328.htm

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0240
Toll Free: (800)532-1486
Direct: (515) 281-4211
TTY: (515) 281-4211
Fax: (515) 281-7645
http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/

Iowa Department for The Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
Toll Free: (800) 362-2587
Direct: (515) 281-1333
TTY: (515) 281-1355
Fax: (515) 281-1263
information@blind.state.ia.us
http://www.blind.state.ia.us/

Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation
Kansas Rehabilitation Services Commission
3640 SW Topeka Blvd., Suite 150
Topeka, KS 66611
Toll Free: (866) 213-9079
Direct: (785) 368-7471
TTY: (785) 368-7478
Fax: (785) 368-7467
rehabilitation.services@srs.ks.gov
http://www.srskansas.org/rehab

Kentucky Vocational Rehabilitation
Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
275 East Main Street, Mail Stop 2E-K
Frankfort, KY 40621
Toll Free: (800) 372-7172
Direct: (502) 564-4440
wfd.vocrehab@ky.org
http://ovr.ky.gov/

Kentucky Office for the Blind
P.O. Box 757
209 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40602-0757
Toll Free: (800) 321-6668
Direct: (502) 564-4754
TTY: (502) 564-2929
Fax: (502) 564-2951
Phone: (877) 592-5463
BLIND@ky.gov
http://www.blind.ky.gov

Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation
Louisiana Department of Social Services
627 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Direct: (225) 219-2225
Fax: (225) 219-2942
http://www.dss.state.la.us/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=19

Maine Vocational Rehabilitation
Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
Toll Free: (800) 698-4440
Direct: (207) 624-5950
TTY: (800) 755-0023
Fax: (207) 287-5292
http://www.maine.gov/rehab/

Maryland Vocational Rehabilitation
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
Toll Free: (888) 554-0334
Direct: (410) 554-9442
TTY: (410) 554-9411
Fax: (410) 554-9412
dors@dors.state.md.us
http://www.dors.state.md.us

Massachusetts Vocational Rehabilitation
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Fort Point Place Suite 600
27 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210-1616
Toll Free: (800) 245-6543
Direct: (617) 204-3600
Fax: (617) 727-1354
http://www.state.ma.us/mrc/

Massachusetts State Commission for the Blind
48 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116-4718
Toll Free: (800) 392-6450
Direct: (617) 727-5550
TTY: (800) 392-6556
Fax: (617) 626-7685
http://www.state.ma.us/mcb/

Michigan Vocational Rehabilitation
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
PO Box 30010
Lansing, MI 48909
Toll Free: (800) 605-6722
Direct: (517) 373-2062
TTY: (888) 605-6722
Fax: (517) 335-7277
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-25392---,00.html

Michigan Commission for the Blind
201 N. Washington, 2nd Floor
PO Box 30652
Lansing, MI 48909
Toll Free: (800) 292-4200
Direct: (517) 373-2062
TTY: (888) 864-1212
Fax: (517) 335-5140
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-28077_28313---,00.html

Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351
Toll Free: (800) 328-9095
Direct: (651) 259-7366
TTY: (800) 657-3973
Fax: (651) 297-5159
http://www.deed.state.mn.us/rehab/

Minnesota State Services for the Blind
2200 University Ave, Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1840
Toll Free: (800) 652-9000
Direct: (651) 642-0500
TTY: (651) 642-0506
http://www.mnssb.org/

Mississippi Vocational Rehabilitation
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
1281 Highway 51, P.O. Box 1698
Madison, MS 39110
Toll Free: (800)443-1000
http://www.mdrs.state.ms.us/

Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation
Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Toll Free: (877) 222-8963
Direct: (573) 751-3251
TTY: (573) 751-0881
Fax: (573) 751-1441
info@vr.dese.mo.gov
http://dese.mo.gov/vr/

Missouri Department of Social Services
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
P.O. Box 2320
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2320
Toll Free: (800) 592-6004
Direct: (573) 751-4249
Fax: (573) 751-4984
askrsb@dss.mo.gov
http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
111 Sanders Suite 307, PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
Toll Free: (877) 296-1197
Direct: (406) 444-2590
TTY: (406) 444-2590
Fax: (406) 444-3632
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/vrs/index.shtml

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Nebraska Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Toll Free: (877) 637-3422
Direct: (402) 471-3644
http://www.vocrehab.state.ne.us

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 69510-4844
Toll Free: (877) 809-2419
Direct: (402) 471-2891
Fax: (402) 471-3009
pearl.vanzandt@ncbvi.ne.gov
http://www.ncbvi.ne.gov/

Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation
Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
1370 South Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703-5146
Direct: (775) 684-4070
TTY: (775) 684-8400
Fax: (775) 684-4186
detrvr@nvdetr.org
http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation
21 South Fruit Street Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
Toll Free: (800) 299-1647
Direct: (603) 271-3471
Fax: (603) 271-7095
pwheeler@ed.state.nh.us
http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/adultlearning/VR/VR.htm

New Jersey Vocational Rehabilitation
New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
PO Box 398, 135 East State Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398
Direct: (609) 292-5987
TTY: (609) 292-2919
Fax: (609) 292-8347
dvradmin@dol.state.nj.us
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html

New Mexico Vocational Rehabilitation
New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
435 Saint Michaels Drive, Bldg. D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Toll Free: (800) 224-7005
Direct: (505) 954-8500
Phone: (505) 954-8562
http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com/

New York Vocational Rehabilitation
New York Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1603
Albany, NY 12234
Toll Free: (800)222-5627
Direct: (518) 474-1711
vesidadm@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/

North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
436 N Harrington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
Direct: (919) 733-7807
Fax: (919) 715-0813
dvr.info@ncmail.net
http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/

North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
117 1st Street East
Dickinson, ND 58601
Toll Free: (888) 227-7525
Direct: (701) 227-7600
TTY: (701) 227-7620
Fax: (701) 227-7618

http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/

Ohio Vocational Rehabilitation
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
400 E. Campus View Blvd., SW3C
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
Toll Free: (800) 282-4536
Direct: (614) 438-1200
TTY: (614) 438-1200
Fax: (614) 438-1257
http://www.state.oh.us/rsc/index.asp

Oklahoma Vocational Rehabilitation
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4815
Toll Free: (800) 845-8476
Direct: (405) 951-3400
Fax: (405) 951-3529
http://www.okrehab.org/

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Division
500 Summer St. NE, E87
Salem, OR 97301-1120
Toll Free: (877) 277-0513
Direct: (503) 945-5880
TTY: (866) 801-0130
Fax: (503) 947-5010
vr.info@state.or.us
http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/

Pennsylvania Vocational Rehabilitation
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Central Office
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Toll Free: (800) 442-6351
Direct: (717)  787-5244
TTY: (866) 830-7327
http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=168255

Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation
Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
PR
Direct: (787) 728-6620
DORCAS@vra.gobierno.pr
http://www.gobierno.pr/gprportal/inicio

Rhode Island Vocational Rehabilitation
Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Direct: (401) 421-7005
TTY: (401) 421-7016
Fax: (401) 222-3574
http://www.ors.state.ri.us

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
1410 Boston Avenue, PO Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171-0015
Toll Free: (800) 832-7526
Direct: (803) 896-6500
TTY: (803) 896-6553
Fax: (803) 896-6525
info@scvrd.state.sc.us
http://www.scvrd.net/

South Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Properties Plaza, 3800 E. Hwy 34
c/o 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Toll Free: (800) 265-9684
Direct: (605) 773-3195
TTY: (605) 773-6412
Fax: (605) 773-5483
infodhs@state.sd.us
http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/drs/index.htm

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation
Tennessee Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Citizens Plaza State Office Building
2nd Floor, 400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Direct: (615) 313-4891
TTY: (615) 313-5695
Fax: (615) 741-6508
http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/vrs.html

Texas Vocational Rehabilitation
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Toll Free: (800) 628-5115
TTY: (866) 581-9328
DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/

Utah Vocational Rehabilitation
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Toll Free: (800) 473-7530
Direct: (801) 538-7530
TTY: (801) 538-7530
Fax: (801) 538-7522
http://www.usor.utah.gov/

Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
103 South Main Street, Weeks 1A
Waterbury, VT 05671-2303
Toll Free: (866) 879-6757
TTY: (802) 241-1455
http://www.vocrehabvermont.org/

Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23299
Toll Free: (800) 552-5019
Direct: (804) 662-7000
TTY: (800) 552-5019
Fax: (804) 662-9531
DRS@drs.virginia.gov
http://www.vadrs.org/

Washington Vocational Rehabilitation
Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: (800) 637-5627
Direct: (360) 725-3636
TTY: (800) 637-5627
Fax: (360) 438-8007
http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/

West Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 1004
Institute, WV 25112
Direct: (304) 766-4600
http://www.wvdrs.org/

Wisconsin Vocational Rehabilitation
Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
201 East Washington Avenue, PO Box 7852
Madison, WI 53707-7852
Toll Free: (800) 442-3477
Direct: (608) 261-0050
TTY: (888) 877-5939
Fax: (608) 266-1133
dwddvr@dwd.wisconsin.gov
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr

Wyoming Vocational Rehabilitation
122 W. 25th Street, Hershler Bldg.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Direct: (307) 777-7389
Fax: (307) 777-5857
jmcint@state.wy.us
http://wyomingworkforce.org/vr/

If you know of someone who may exhibit an autism symptom or a sign of autism and you want to find comprehensive information or see an autism symptom checklist, or perhaps learn much more about autism treatment and read about the factors that might contribute to the cause of autism, the following leading autism organizations provide autism education, autism awareness, autism research studies, and provide articles on what approaches might contribute toward a cure of autism:Autism Society of America; Autism Speaks; Autism Research Institute; Organization for Autism Research; Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network.

For information on residential homes for adults with autism, contact the Foundation for Autism Support and Training at info@foundationforautismsupportandtraining.org.


Additional Information and Links

Information about Adults with Autism

http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/adults-with-autism.html#Resources

Residential Resources: http://autism.about.com/od/adultsonthespectrum/a/housingehlert.htm

Recreation/Community Integration Resources:

http://www.disability.gov/home/about_us

www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_directory_recreation : This is a directory of Easter Seals camping and recreation programs that serve children, adults and families of all abilities. If Easter Seals does not have a camp or recreation program in your area, they have provided links for you to find other local services providers.
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1843108127/ref=nosim/vaporia : Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome: Social and Emotional Skills And Positive Life Goals for Adolescents And Young Adults

Vocational Resources:

autismatwork.org: Enabling People on the Autism Spectrum to Find Employment

www.WorkSupport.com : Information, resources and research about work and disability issues.

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