Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center

The National Autism Resource and Information Center is a high profile national initiative of The Arc dedicated to be the central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders, including the underserved and unserved. A major goal of the Autism NOW Center is to provide resources and information in core areas across the lifespan. Focus areas include early detection, early intervention, and early education; transition from high school into early adulthood; community inclusion; aging issues; policy; implementation of health care reform, including long term care services and supports; family and sibling support; and networking in local, state, and national arenas. Autism NOW provides four core services: 1. the website, 2. webinars every Tuesday and Thursday, 3. regional summits across the country, 4. an Information and Referral Call Center (1-855-828-8476).