Regional Mental Health Center offers Mental Health Resources for Caregivers of Children with Autism
In addition to the many available services and resources here at Regional Mental Health Centers, we've assembled numerous websites of organizations that offer information and advice regarding mental health resources for caregivers and families of children with autism. If you need immediate crisis assistance, call our hotline at 219.769.4005 or 888.398.7050, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Local Autism Resources
Autism Resource Network of Indiana: Provides information about resources in the community www.arnionline.org
Autism Resources: Provides a list of health professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in the state of Indiana www.iidcautismresources.blogspot.com
National Autism Society of Northwest Indiana: 8415 Georgia Street Indiana Wesleyan University Merrillville, IN 46310 (219) 769-5140. Meetings 7pm – call or look at website for meeting dates. Local resources listed for Northwest Indiana www.northwestindianaautism.com
Autism Support Group Schererville: 350 East US 30 at Tyler's Tender, Schererville, IN 46375 (219) 384-8884 Main Phone 2nd Fri monthly: 5:30pm - 7:30pm.
National Autism Resources
Autism Society of America: Provides information and education about autism spectrum disorders while advocating for increased social awareness www.autism-society.org
Autism Speaks: Provides information and advocacy and funds research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Web: A website run by parents that provides a wealth of information for parents from finding resources to diet recommendations www.autismweb.com
MAAP Services for autism and Asperger's syndrome: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families www.asperger.org
Visual Aids for Learning: A company that provides free downloadable visual aids for use at school and in the home www.visualaidsforlearning.com