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Resources - I have a child who has autism. This is a collection
of Internet and other resources which parents of children with PDD,
PDD-NOS, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or hyperlexia may find useful.
All the information concerns teaching methods that are a branch of
applied behavior analysis (ABA) called behavioral intervention. One
of the methods is discrete trial training. Some (inaccurately) use
the term "Lovaas method." 3/5
ASS American Autism Society - The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Autism Center - Medication Reference - PATIENT-CENTERED GUIDES This appendix provides more information about medications that may be prescribed to people with PDD-NOS, Atypical PDD, or similar conditions to treat specific symptoms. 4/5
and Asperger's Syndrome - The Autism Research Institute (ARI)
is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned
with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific
research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating,
and preventing autism.From the center for the study of Autism. 4/5
- Family Village - Information on Autism Support Agencies.
Independent UK - Autism is the most severe of the developmental
disabilities with an incidence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births.
Originally thought of as an emotional disorder caused by inadequate
mothering, it is now recognised as having an organic basis. 3/5
Network International - Welcome to the homepage for Autism Network
International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy organization
for autistic people.
NDI - Autism Network for Dietary Intervention - Current research
shows that many cases of autism result from an immune-system dysfunction
that affects the body's ability to break down certain proteins and
combat yeasts and bacteria - Helping parents understand and implement
a gluten and dairy free diet for their autistic children. 3/5
AutismNOW Transition Planning -
Transition planning is a results-oriented process designed to facilitate the successful movement of high school-aged youth with disabilities from school to adult life. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (2004) requires that transition services be included in a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) when she or he is 16 years old or younger. (Some states require the process to begin at 14). A US website. 2/5
Treatment - There is no cure for autism; however, with appropriate
treatment and education, many children with the disorder can learn
and develop. Early intervention often can reduce challenges associated
with the disorder, lessen disruptive behavior, and provide some degree
of independence. 3/5
Disorders - Autism - The Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children and
adults with social disabilities, usually focusing on the issues of
diagnosis and intervention. The clinic is headed by Fred Volkmar,
M.D., and Ami Klin, Ph.D., two of the most respected experts in the
field of autism, Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and other Pervasive Developmental
Disorders (PDD's). We are also conducting several large research
projects on autism, AS, and other PDD's. The clinic is located
in the Child Study Center at Yale
University, in New Haven, CT.
TEACCH - Home page of the well known University of North Carolina
program dedicated to improving the understanding and services for
autistic and communication handicapped children and their families.
- For people with hidden impairments, is a Web site to support
and create awareness for people with hidden impairments also known
as invisible disabilities. This web site is Browsealoud enabled to
support people with reading difficulties. Centred around ADHD, Aspergers
Syndrome, dyslexia and any other neurological conditions along with
any other hidden in pennants. 4/5
autistic - Autism resources by a Singapore autistic who has accepted
Humanity. Includes free autism tests, games, videos, books, art, resources
& explainations about autism. 1/5
Autistic Society UK - Helping families to overcome the isolating
effect of autism. (UK). Autism is a lifelong developmental disability
that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other
people and the world around them.
National Center for Autism Resources & Education -
Disability.gov is the federal US government website for comprehensive information about disability-related programs, services, policies, laws and regulations. The site links to thousands of resources from many different federal government agencies, as well as state and local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country. 3/5
The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism -
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as "a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges." 4/5
- Living & Learning with Autism - Personal Aspergers Syndrome