(This is a very old list. If you find that any of the links are no longer valid check out my Links Page for current links or search by list or group on the web. The Autism List, PAN-L and OzAutism are all now located on this site .)

The autism mail list is an open e-mail-based forum to discuss autism hosted by St. Johns University,and administered by Ray Kopp. It includes parents, autistic people,researchers, professionals, students, and other people interested in autism. Discussion is lively: many weeks see 500 or more postings. It is a very good forum for posing a question for which you do not know who would have the answer.
To subscribe, send an email to listserv@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU. Leave the subject line blank and in the body type SUBSCRIBE AUTISM [firstname lastname] OR click here.
The list also has a FAQ

An Internet discussion list called ANI-L, which is open to autistic people, family members, and friends.
For information about this forum, send an electronic mail message to listserv@listserv.syr.edu. The body of the message should read subscribe ani-l your name. You will receive a message from the forum managers about forum policies and instructions for subscribing.
Visit the Autism Network International (ANI) Homepage

Moderated Listserv e-mail support group for families of persons with AS/PDD/ HF Autism. This group also welcomes adults with autism, however the focus of the group is primarily directed at parenting issues.
For further information please send your name, e-mail address and reason for interest in this group to: asperger-request@maelstrom.stjohns.edu

A specialized mailing list for people who are "different" due to a neurological condition such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD, PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome, and the like -- and who may be misunderstood shunned or hated as a consequence.
Send mail to the list operator, martijn@inlv.demon.nl saying that you would like to join, and why.(If you want to use an anonymous remailer, please state so; some special arrangements have to be made.)
Visit the INdependent LiVing Mail List Page.

An electronic mailing list aimed to be a point of unity between Autistic/Asperger's people, their parents, caregivers, assistants, friends, psychiatrists, psychologists, and researchers in the field.
Run by Peter Wise (autinet@autinet.org)
Visit the Autinet Forum Homepage

A private mailing list which provides a forum for discussion of discrete-trial-based interventions (also referred to as "behavior modification" and as "Lovaas" therapy) for autism and related disorders.
To subscribe to this list, send a short note to Ruth Allen at rallen@indyvax.iupui.edu giving your specific reason for interest in this topic."
Visit the ME-List Homepage

The list is mainly dedicated to the discussion of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) as a technology and science. It is the intent of the List owner that the list be used to discuss new paradigms in ABA as well as new developments in it's use. Although, the list will be of particular interest to professionals in the field of ABA it can also be very useful to parents who want more information about ABA. The list will also be of particular use to parents of children with autism, pdd, pdd/nos, and severe behavioral disorders who need assistance.
Although, some discussion will be entertained outside of the main topic these sidebars will be extremely limited as the focus of the list is applications, theories, and new developments in ABA. Please remember that it takes many opinions and thoughts to make the world a better place. Not everyone can always agree we can; however, always be kind. Try to always remember this in your comments.
To subscribe send mail to: Listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu with the message in the body subscribe ABA-PRO First name, Last name

InternAUT serves a threefold purpose:
1.to increase public awareness about autism and about the fact that autistics are whole and valuable persons;
2.to provide a chance for autistics to meet and get in touch with each other, either through the Internet, in "real life", or by any other means;
3.initiating a process of advocacy and emancipation of autistic people.
Would you like to contribute in any way to InternAUT? Then by all means join us. We have a discussion list called "a-day" going in which we are brainstorming about ideas, while this web page will be kept continously up-to-date with the current status of all projects and in all countries.
To subscribe to the list, send e-mail to , subject line empty,first line of message: subscribe a-day YourFirstName YourLastName
Visit the InternAUT Homepage

OTSP-L (On The Same Page) Mail List
OTSP-L is an open, unmoderated email discussion forum open to anyone with an interest in OTSP. Topics relevant for discussion are anything pertaining to the OTSP web site as well as anything pertaining to Autism and Aspergers Syndrome in general.
To subscribe, please send e-mail to macjordomo@inlv.demon.nl, empty subject line, and type the command subscribe OTSP-L YourFirstName YourLastName
Visit On The Same Page Homepage.

The autism-physio is a list that started up for the specific purpose of sharing information and discussing various physiological/metabolic/genetic theories about autism and possible interventions based on those theories. I know that a certain amount of this sort of thing goes on on other lists; I thought it might be useful to create a space dedicated to it.
As lists go, it has been relatively quiet. There are about 70 subscribers at the moment.
If anyone here is interested, you can join by sending the command subscribe autism-physio (firstname lastname) to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu

This is very new, so please don't be shy. I'm hoping to share experiences with others who regularly deal with Autism on any level. If you have any questions about the list, please feel free to e-mail me at aprilsklar@funtv.com. To Join, click here.

Our-Kids is a "Family" of parents, caregivers and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays. We call the list "Our-Kids." While it isn't exactingly descriptive, it avoids the pitfalls of labeling our kids anything but what they most certainly are: The wonderful little people in our lives.
The Our-Kids list consist of over 800 people representing children of varying diagnosis; everything from indefinite developmental delays and sensory integration problems, to cerebral palsy, to rare genetic disorders. Over 35 countries are represented on the list now.
Here we can discuss our children's accomplishments and defeats, knowing that the audience includes others who know what we are going through. We can also get some idea of how others address specific problems/concerns with feeding, learning, schools, medical resources, techniques and equipment, as well as describing the problems to friends and family or just coping.
A few professionals, organizations and therapists also monitor and contribute to the list.
This list is not for the canvassing of any particular religious or political ideals nor is it a forum to debate for/against abortion or euthanasia. In fact, the list is not for debate whatsoever. The sole purpose of this list is for support and information for ourselves and our kids.
SUBSCRIBE: To subscribe, send an e-mail message to: listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu The subject line doesn't matter. In the body of the message put: subscribe our-kids full_name where full_name is at least two distinct words.
Visit the Our Kids Homepage.

OZAUTISM Click Here for full details.
OzAutism is an email list for Australians, New Zealanders (and Aussies and Kiwis living overseas) devoted to the discussion of issues relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Australasia. Email Carolyn for information at cas@boronia.apana.org.au

SNE (Special Needs Education) MAIL LISTS
These Canadian lists are geared towards special needs education. There are 6 lists in all but of special interest would be SNEparentalk-L for parents, SNEteachtalk-L for teachers, and SNE-EAtalk-L for educational/teaching assistants.
For full details on subscribing and the other lists offered, Click Here
Visit the SNE Homepage.

AUT-2B-HOME (Homeschooling Children with Autism)
Click Here for full details.

FC NET Click here for details on joining.

PAN-L AUTISM MAIL LIST Click Here for full details.
PAN-L is a private email list which was created in 1994 to provide emotional and personal support for anyone who has to live with autism or a related disorder. Membership is restricted to individuals with a personal connection to autism. To join this list a letter of introduction including full name and details of that connection is required and should be addressed to Carolyn <cas@boronia.apana.org.au>

University-Students-with-Autism-and-Aspergers-Syndrome MAIL LIST Click Here for full details.


FRENCH AUTISM MAILING LIST click here for full details.

FRANCE AUTISM MAILING LIST click here for full details.

AUTISM MAILING LIST FROM FRANCE click here for full details.

AUTISM-SPAIN MAILING LIST click here for full details.

DUTCH AUTISM MAILING LIST click here for full details. Discussielijst (via e-mail) over leven met/op het autisme-spectrum.

SWEDISH MAILING LIST Visit their Homepage for full details. Mailinglista för alla med autism eller kontakt med autistiska människor.

UK AUTISM ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST click here for full details.

CELIAC MAILING LIST To subscribe to the Celiac List, send an Internet email message containing: SUBSCRIBE CELIAC yourfirstname yourlastname in the body of the message to listserv@maelstrom.stjohns.edu

DISABILITY RELATED MAILING LISTS Click Here for a list of lists and subscription instructions.




This is a ICQ users list for parents of autistics *, people with autism * and people interested in autism *, so they can chat, support each other, share ideas and meet new people etc...


Internet Relay Chat

#Autism is on Starlink-IRC
#Asperger is on AnotherNet, moving to Sandnet March 1st
#ABA is on Starlink #Autistics is on Undernet

There is more information on the server pages and the channel pages above.