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American Humane Association

The American Humane Association has been protecting both animals and children since 1877, and is one of the nation's leading humane organizations.  American Humane is particularly interested in HBO's "Temple Grandin" because Ms. Grandin is a member of the scientific advisory board for the American Humane® Certified farm animal program, which is the nation's pre-eminent and fastest-growing monitoring, auditing and labeling program that attests to the humane care and handling of animals raised for food.  Also, the producers of "Temple Grandin" engaged American Humane's Film & Television Unit, which is the exclusive monitoring and granting agency for the coveted "No Animals Were Harmed" ® end-credit disclaimer.  The production followed American Humane's strict Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media, had an American Humane Animal Safety Representative on set to ensure animal safety and welfare, and the film earned the famous assurance to viewers that, indeed, "No Animals Were Harmed" in the making of the movie.

American Meat Institute

Based in Washington, DC, the 104-year old American Meat Institute (AMI) is the nation's oldest and largest association representing the U.S. meat and poultry industry.  AMI's members are dedicated to providing the safest and most nutritious meat and poultry products possible and to ensuring that the livestock they process are handled according to the Institute's animal welfare guidelines, Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide, authored by Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University and a 20-year member of the Institute's Animal Welfare Committee.

Animal Agriculture Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance's mission is to communicate the important role that animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to a hungry world. The Alliance educates consumers about topics ranging from animal welfare to biotechnology using science-based information.

Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit research, resource and referral organization, was established in 1967.  ARI has grown into an worldwide international clearinghouse and research organization that now leads the way in finding safe, scientifically proven treatments for autism.  ARI has devoted its work to conducting and disseminating the results of research, on the triggers of autism and methods of diagnosing and treating autism.  We provide research-based information to parents and professionals around the world. 

Today, ARI's ever-expanding agenda includes: Conducting, funding and facilitating research on effective treatments. Maintaining websites that are the Internet's largest resource for biomedical and educational information on autism (autism.com and autism.org). Compiling parent surveys to determine which treatments for autism are beneficial and which are not. Publishing an e-newsletter and quarterly research review newsletter. Conducting a rural outreach program to serve areas with few autism resources. Creating and growing a powerful collaborative network of autism organizations, including parents and professionals.
Bringing together hundreds of experts in biannual national conferences to expedite progress into finding and testing effective biomedical treatments for autism (Defeat Autism Now! Project.)

Contact information: www.autism.com
Call Center: 1-866-366-3361 (English); 1-877-644-1184 ext. 5 (Espanol)

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

To get informed or get involved, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen.

Autism Society

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

BEEF Magazine

BEEF magazine and beefmagazine.com are the authoritative sources of business management and production information for U.S. beef cattle industry professionals. Via a synergy of in-print, online and in-person products, the BEEF franchise provides practical production and industry information that will allow producers to more efficiently, cost-effectively and profitably manage their businesses on a sustainable basis, while keeping an eye toward evolving industry changes. Paramount is a top-level concern for food quality, the environment and animal care, all with the goal of producing the safest, most wholesome beef in the world.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) maintains a reputation as one of the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we develop individualized treatment plans for your child. We are proud to provide autism services around the globe. CARD has achieved success with every child since 1990. For more information about CARD services, and CARD locations, visit www.centerforautism.com. Recovery from autism is possible. Visit www.recoveredautism.com.

Drovers

"Provide concise, cutting-edge business information and editorial leadership to stakeholders within the beef food system while enhancing the industry's profitability, viability and tradition."

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Our mission is to support families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We are committed to increasing awareness of the challenges of living with autism and helping families find resources to help address those challenges.  We provide individuals with autism and their families an opportunity to improve their quality of life by funding educational, therapeutic, recreational and advocacy programs.

Future Horizons

When Wayne Gilpin's son was diagnosed with autism in 1982, he had no idea that his vocation and passion would soon become one. At the time he owned a small publishing company that published law books. Now, almost 200 books and DVDs later, Future Horizons is the leading autism publisher in the world. Future Horizons focuses on materials that offer hope and practical strategies for parents, teachers, therapists, and individuals on the spectrum.

Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism, ADHD and chronic illness and mentoring thousands of families in recovering their children.  Generation Rescue provides education, medical assistance and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders, directly improving the child's quality of life for all families in need. Today, one out of every 110 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.  Fifteen years ago it was 1 in 10,000. In some states autism has risen 97% in 4 years. For immediate help today go to www.generationrescue.org or call 1-877-98-AUTISM.

Global And Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)

GRASP is the largest peer-run educational and advocacy organization in the world serving and run by individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Other than its proven support and advocacy network, its educational outreach, and its role as an informational clearinghouse on autism-related issues, what separates GRASP are the stipulations GRASP must adhere to in accordance with their bylaws: That the Executive Director, 100% of the Advisory Board, and 50% of the Board of Directors of GRASP must all be diagnosed along the autism spectrum. That said, however, GRASP is not an isolationist organization. GRASP has many professional affiliations and works in tandem with parents' organizations, universities, service agencies, research institutions, larger autism organizations, and advocacy organizations (Since 2004, GRASP has also had a contract with the NYC Public School working with their spectrum kids). At this moment, GRASP has 22 regional support groups that are all run by people on the spectrum. These provide not only the therapeutic quality of shared experience, but also the means for self-advocacy as more information on our diagnoses is distributed with a positive attitude.

Humane Farm Animal Care

A national non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to improve the lives of farm animals by developing humane standards and certifying the animals' humane treatment.

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights. We will educate society that autism is not a lifelong incurable genetic disorder but one that is biomedically definable and treatable. We will raise public and professional awareness of environmental toxins as causative factors in neurological damage that often results in an autism or related diagnosis. We will encourage those in the autism community to never give up in their search to help their loved ones reach their full potential, funding efforts toward this end through appropriate research for finding a cure for the neurological damage from which so many affected by autism suffer.

Organization for Autism Research

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national charity led by parents of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome.  OAR supports research that focuses on the challenges of living with autism, striving to help families, educators, and caregivers find answers to their most urgent questions. Since 2001, OAR has awarded almost $2 million in research grants to fund 105 studies and published five community-friendly guides in its Life Journey through Autism series.  OAR hosts an annual "State of the Science" conference, offers college and vocational school scholarships to individuals with autism through the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program, and provides resources like Understanding Asperger Syndrome: A Professor's Guide, an informational DVD to support individuals with Asperger Syndrome attending college.  Most recently, OAR created Operation Autism, a Web site for military families impacted by autism, and a companion publication, Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families. OAR's signature fundraising event, the RUN FOR AUTISM, features autism runners in prestigious races like the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, New York City Half Marathon, races in the Rock 'N' Roll series, and more.  For more about OAR or the RUN FOR AUTISM, please visit: www.researchautism.org.  

SafeMinds

The Coalition for SafeMinds is a non-profit organization founded to scientifically investigate, support research, raise awareness, change policy and focus national attention on the growing evidence of a link between mercury and neurological disorders such as autism, attention deficit disorder, language delay and learning difficulties. Our mission is to end the health and personal devastations caused by the needless exposure to mercury, one of the most neurotoxic substances on earth.

U.S. Autism & Asperger Association

US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions. Our goal is to Provide the Opportunity for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential.

We have assembled a team of world-renowned experts to address the many questions and problems that parents, families, individuals, practitioners, teachers, and caregivers confront daily. USAAA has impacted the ASD community through:

Conferences, hosting seven of the most comprehensive autism and Asperger conferences in the world since 2006. The USAAA 2010 World conference is scheduled for September 30 - October 3 in St. Louis.
News, information, and resources on autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
The USAAA WeeklyNews that reaches over thirty-thousand people every week.
Community events nationwide. USAAA has supported and aligned with many autism organizations to carry out the mission of Improving Lives, Together.
Webcasts, publications, and our website.

It is our mission to continue improving the quality of life of all affected by ASD. We have begun work on research projects, sibling-support programs, a virtual autism information center, and a theatre and film arts program.

US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA), www.usautism.org, 1-888-9AUTISM, http://www.facebook.com/USAutismAndAspergerAssociation

WrongPlanet.net

WrongPlanet.net is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences.  Wrong Planet provides a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Autistics and Aspies. We've also produced a new documentary called Autism Reality featuring Temple Grandin. WP was started by autistic 17 year old Alex Plank in 2004. Our friendly community of more than thirty two thousand members is a great place to start learning about autism.

Temple Grandin

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