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Resource Categories:

Domestic Violence and Abuse Resources

Suicide Risk

Sexuality / Gender
Rights / Support

Asperger's and other
Autism Spectrum Help / Info

Voting Rights

This is an evolving list.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Resources

U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233(SAFE) and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, The Hotline helps those suffering from
abuse, as well as those concerned about their own behaviors or wondering if their
behaviors may be a cause for concern. All callers are treated with respect and dignity.
The Website includes a "Quick Escape" button that immediately causes the browser to
leave the site and redirects to an unrelated site, in order to protect visitors who fear
their computer use may be monitored. The Hotline provides crisis intervention, safety
planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than
170 languages through interpreter services.

HopeLine from Verizon
No-longer-used wireless phones, batteries, and accessories in any condition,
from any service provider, can be donated. Those that can be refurbished are
equipped with a significant allotment of minutes and several features, then given
to survivors affiliated with participating domestic violence agencies. Unusable phones
are recycled to prevent contributing to landfill waste. This program also raises funds
for agencies that help victims of domestic abuse.

Suicide Risk

Kristin Brooks Hopeline Center
Suicide prevention, awareness, and education.
Crisis hotlines, online crisis chat, music outreach tour, campus awareness events.
A Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 organization.

Sexuality + Gender Rights / Support

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Helpline 1(866).4.U.TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
runs a free and confidential suicide prevention helpline
for gay and questioning youth.
Help is available 24 hours a day, nationwide.
From their Website, find out more about the
warning signs
that someone may be considering suicide
and learn
what you can do to help.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
(Find your local chapter by clicking here.)
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through:
support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public;
and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue
about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is
healthy and respectful of human diversity.

The National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
Founded in 1977, NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which litigates
precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels;
advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community;
provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates;
and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues.
We serve more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families
in all fifty states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth.
And our impact litigation serves all LGBT people in the United States.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build
the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations
with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns
to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation,
and building the organizational capacity of our movement.
Our Policy Institute, the movementís premier think tank,
provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle
for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies.
As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create
a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity
and creates opportunity for all.

Asperger's and other Autism Spectrum Help / Info

"If you've met one person on the autism spectrum, you've met one."

"The autistic experience, viewed from within."

"Square Peg, Round Hole"
design by pete1061,
member of Wrong Planet Autism Community.

Web Sites:

Wrong Planet - Autism Community

Monkey Pliers Asperger's / Autism Toolbox

More Web Sites:
Specific Articles, Some from Additional Sites

Autism and the Feel-Good Story

What is Asperger's Syndrome?


Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP)

Adults with autism, Aspergers & PDD-NOS

10 Things an Autistic Adult Wishes You Knew

Ten Myths about Autism - Debunked

The Empathy Issue is a Human Rights Issue

Autism And Girls (and Women)

Girls With Autism or ADHD Symptoms Not Taken Seriously, Study Suggests

greenturtle74ís Cartoon Guide to Aspergerís

The Real Autism Epidemic

Autism and "Good Job"

The MindWithoutWalls Asperger's Syndrome Assessment Blog:
A Mid-Forties Butch Aspie Makes Her Way

Online Videos

Autism Reality
(Length: 10:28)

If You Can Do X, Why Can't You Do Y? My All-Purpose Answer.
(Length: 8:41)

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
(Length: 20:14)

CSULB - Temple Grandin - Focus on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
(Length: 1:12:32)


Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
by Rudy Simone

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian
by John Robison

The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome
by Shonda Schilling

Aspies on Mental Health: Speaking for Ourselves
Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton
(from the "Adults Speak Out about Asperger's Syndrome" series)

Living Well on the Spectrum:
How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of
Asperger Syndrome / High-Functioning Autism

by Valerie L. Gaus, PhD

Loving Someone with Asperger's Syndrome:
Understanding & Connecting with Your Partner

by Cindy N. Ariel, PhD


Temple Grandin
Official Website
(site includes page of links to related resources)

The Horse Boy
Official Website
(site includes page of links to related resources)

"The Asperger's experience, viewed from within."

"Impossible Cube Entangled In Impossible Cylinder"
design by MindWithoutWalls,
member of Wrong Planet Autism Community.

(modification of the "Square Peg, Round Hole" design)

Voting Rights

Project Vote
Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3)
that works to empower, educate, and mobilize low-income, minority, youth,
and other marginalized and under-represented voters.
Since 1994 Project Vote has developed state-of-the-art voter registration
and Get-Out-the-Vote programs, and has helped register more than
5.6 million Americans in low-income and minority communities.
Project Vote has also achieved a nationwide presence through long-term relationships
with service and advocacy partners, and takes a leadership role
in nationwide election administration issues, working through
research, legal services, and advocacy to ensure that our constituencies
are not prevented from registering and voting.

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