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 (FEAT) of CNY

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

As concerns continue about the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we are encouraging our community to practice common sense hygiene, rely on reputable sources for information, and review their disaster and disruption preparedness plans. Please see the below resources for your use.

The Central New York Chapter of the Autism Society is monitoring the evolving situation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are sharing these resources to provide information and resources for you and your family. We are continuously tracking information from local, state, and national public health authorities so that we may be a resource for our community if it should require assistance. Information changes multiple times during the day so we have included links to the main source so you can receive the most updated information. The Autism Society has created a Covid-19 toolkit with various resources.