What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorer (ASD) is a complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.

CNY ASA Spectrum Support Online Forum

CNY ASA Spectrum Support is a private Facebook page which serves as a valuable resource for members to share resources, tips, strategies, and support.  Click here to join! 

Syracuse Area Resources

Evaluations, therapies, augmentative communication devices

Arise Child and Family Services 

Arise at the Farm, Arise & Ski, Work Training, Service Coordination 

Arc of Onondaga
Teen programs, Service coordination
CNY Coalition for Young Children with Special Needs
Evaluations, special ed, speech, OT, PT

Children's Therapy Network
Therapies and educational services

Exceptional Family Resources
Service coordination, respite  care

Families for Effective Autism Treatment

Golisano Center for Special Needs

Kelberman Center

NYS Educational Department of Special Education

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Onondaga County Health Department Special Children Services

Syracuse University School of Education 
Regional Partnership Center (RPC)
School-Age Family and Community Engagement Center (SA-FACE)
Early Childhood Famliy and Community Engagement Center (EC-FACE)

Treatment Resources

Lovaas Institute

Music Therapy Association

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

Surfers Healing

General Information/Referral

Exceptional Family Resources has created a Resource Manual that is an invaluable tool in accessing information to assist in navigating services in our local community. A PDF version is available under "Our Services" on EFR's website.

Coronavirus resources

The Autism Society has created a Covid-19 toolkit with various resources.