These are the resources for "autism" listed in the city's 211 service:

Best Buddies

Pairs Georgetown students with individuals with autism or mental retardation. Volunteers spend time ...

1421 37Th Street Nw
Washington DC 20057 United States
Phone: (202) 687-5330

National Children's Center - Special Education

Provides academic, basic skills, and work-related skills workshops for students with developmental d ...

6200 2Nd Street, NW
Washington DC 20011 United States
Phone: (202) 722-2300

St. John's Community Services - Special Education

Provides services to children and adults who have autism, pervasive developmental disorder or similar characteristics or needs. Classroom and school-based instruction is supplemented with learning activities in DC Public Schools. Additionally, older students participate in a work study programs with local businesses to gain employment skills and develop work habits that will enable them to secure and retain paid jobs, as well as pursue careers of their choosing.

2201 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20007 United States
Phone: (202) 274- 3459

The programs above are good day programming for individuals with Autism. 

DC Autism Parents is a community of people helping each other.

Here is where you will find recomendations from everything from speech, to behavioral therapy for your autistic child or adult: NINDS Website

The District could provide funding for this necessary tool with all the surplus the District currently has

http://www.squidoo.com/ipad-for-autism

At a recent conference held by Autism Speaks, a conversation was brought up on the age old problem of delivering services to the autistic here. For a long time, finances and politics have been the "explained" "issues" keeping necessary services out of the district for adults.Seems to me, that challenging the very cross eyed legal loopholes that allow services to not be delivered to the autistic, especially here in the District, need to start from the top. Federal. We got people like Project Action! who say, “well, autistic don’t have strong advocates” & you have University Legal Services saying things like “autistic s are less than 10% of the population, you want to get services the best way you can. I think we need to both, apprise ourselves of the law & why it looks the way it does, for instance here in the District, it is the way it is because of 2-137, written by Vincent Gray. It legally allows the District to not provide services for that autistic population                                            September 13, 2012 · 11:13 pm

Autism Speaks held an Autism Law Summit in DC the other day.

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