The Autism Research Institute maintains a toll-free hotline:
Support in English: 866-366-3361
The Voice Behind ARI's Helpline: Nancy Cale
"In 2006, with the death of Dr Rimland, I began taking the calls to ARI from parents and caregivers. Having manned the Unlocking Autism Call Center for several years, I knew what to expect and am humbled each and every day by the depth of the needs and concerns of those who call searching for help for their loved ones with autism. I have great appreciation for the "network" in the autism community that enables me to reach out across the country and around the world to find the resources I need to enable me to pass the help forward. More than 14 years ago when my family was desperately searching for help for my grandson I met so many concerned and caring people and I am happy knowing the generous heart of our community makes it possible to assure new parents, parents facing new struggles and adults looking for help, that WE can, together, find the help they need. Bless you all who take time to reach out to others as we work to make life better for those who ask for our help."