Resource Directory


National Resources

Autism Society of America

Provides advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.

First Signs

Dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders.
Phone: (978) 346-4380

National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism (NARPAA)

Works to assure the availability of residential services and other supports for adults with autism throughout their lives.

National Autism Center at May Institute

Dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities. Compiled the the National Standards Project to establish a set of standards for effective, research-validated educational and behavioral interventions for children on the spectrum.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

We serve the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.

TEACCH Autism Program

A University-based system of community regional centers that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. TEACCH® Autism Program, founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in 1972, is a model for other programs around the world.


State Resources

Autism Society of Alabama

Works to improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy.
Phone: 877-4AUTISM (877-428-8476)

Alabama Regional Autism Network (AL-RAN)

Alabama’s RAN is staffed by experts in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each RAN strives to connect people with ASD, their families, educators, and service providers to the information and/or services that best meet their needs.
Flyer: AL-RAN Flyer

RAN Centers

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Alabama
  • University of South Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Alabama’s Early Intervention System (AEIS): Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services 

Provides supports and services for infants and toddlers birth through age 2 (0 to 36 months of age) who have a medical diagnosis that can delay normal development or who have a developmental delay causing the child to not meet developmental milestones.
AEIS Phone: 1-800-543-3098 (or TYY 800-499-1816)
ADRS Phone:  334-281-8780.

Alabama Department of Education: Special Education

Through leadership and service, the vision of Special Education Services (SES) is to foster positive educational outcomes for all students ages 3+ with special needs.
Phone: 334-242-8114; 800-392-8020

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation: Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

Provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed. In addition, VRS partners and collaborates with the State Department of Education, local school systems, technical schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities to develop statewide school-to-work, post-secondary, and adult life programs to help students with disabilities succeed in secondary and post-secondary education and transition to employment.
Phone: 334-281-8780

Alabama Department of Mental Health and Development Disabilities

Provides a comprehensive array of services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families in the state through contractual arrangements with community agencies, five regional community services offices, and three comprehensive support service teams that assist with behavioral, medical, psychiatric and dental services and supports.

2-1-1 Connects Alabama

Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to a trained operator 24/7 that has access to a comprehensive database with a multitude of services in Alabama. By its design, the 2-1-1 system is ideally suited for serving as the initial contact point for any variety of programs. 2-1-1 is designed to assist families from all walks of life, but most importantly benefits our most vulnerable populations such as the elderly, people with disabilities, and low-income by facilitating access to public services.

Phone: 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266


Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)

Provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote and expand their rights. ADAP is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
Phone: 205-348-4928 (V/TTY); 800-826-1675

Alabama Respite Resource Network

Works to increase access to and availability of high quality respite resources for all caregivers in Alabama.
Phone: (256) 859-4900 or 1-866-RESTALA

The Arc of Central Alabama, Inc.

Serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, education and awareness, all in an effort to ensure each person affected by I/DD has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential for the most independent life possible.
Phone: 205-323-6383

The Arc of Alabama

Volunteer-based membership organization located in Montgomery, AL whose primary role is to advocate for the rights and protections of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
Phone: 334-262-7688

Exceptional Foundation

Provides year-round services to individuals with special needs who have reached the age of 21 and no longer receive services from school systems.  Programs are also offered to the school-age exceptional population through after-school activities and a summer camp.
Phone: 205-870-0776

The Horizons School

Provides a community-based educational program promoting successful transition to independent living for young adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum and developmental disorders.
Phone: 205.322.6606 or 800.822.6242

Mitchell’s Place

Provides comprehensive, research-based, educational, social and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities in a deeply caring environment. 
Phone: 205-957-0294

The Riley Center

Located in Huntsville, The Riley Center seeks to provide comprehensive services using a multidisciplinary approach to fulfill the urgent need for earlier diagnosis and treatment for children and their families faced with autism. Our staff implements the most current research-proven treatments and educational practices in a caring and supportive environment.
Phone: (256) 882-2457

Triumph Services, Inc.

Triumph Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation that provides the supports necessary for adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in the Birmingham area. Triumph offers Life Coaching, Supported Employment, and weekly Social Activities. Triumph provides these services with a Team Approach, consisting of Life Coaches, Job Coaches, and Licensed Therapists. 
Phone: 205-581-1000

Glenwood, Inc. hopes that you will find the information provided on this page helpful. However, the material could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, references to treatment or therapy options, services or service providers as well as meetings and support groups are by no means comprehensive. The inclusion of information on this website should not be construed as an endorsement of any of the organizations listed or the providers referenced. Glenwood, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for the use of information contained on this website. Individual treatment choices should be made by the family in conjunction with a trusted physician or team of professionals who personally know the individual with autism.