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The Arc

Providing advocacy and support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.

Autism Society of MN

Serving the needs of Minnesotans with autism and their families through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy.


Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. Fraser serves children and adults through healthcare, housing, education, and employment

Minnesota Pacer Center

A central resource for parents that provides education, support, advocacy, and information.

National Alliance of Mental Illness

NAMI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

National Ataxia Foundation

Support, education, and research for those effected by ataxia.

National Autism Resource and Information Center

The Autism NOW Center provides high-quality resources and information in core areas across the lifespan to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, and professionals in the field.

Pacer Center Parent Advocacy Coalition

Parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults.

Person-Centered Planning

Person Centered Planning is an ongoing problem-solving process used to help people with disabilities plan for their future. In person centered planning, groups of people focus on an individual and that person's vision of what they would like to do in the future. This "person-centered" team meets to identify opportunities for the focus person to develop personal relationships, participate in their community, increase control over their own lives, and develop the skills and abilities needed to achieve these goals. Person Centered Planning depends on the commitment of a team of individuals who care about the focus person. These individuals take action to make sure that the strategies discussed in planning meetings are implemented.

St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development

Pre-school respite care program. Located in Crystal or Minnetonka

U.S. Autism Association

The U.S. Autism Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for Autism education, support, and solutions.

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