and Aspergers Resources
Our Autism Book Recommendations
Uplifting gifts promoting autism awareness. For that special someone,
autism awareness slogans on t-shirts, license plates, mugs and more.
Recommended books, and
exclusive interviews with Tony Attwood and Robert Naseef.
List of Disability Lists
Email support groups for parents of children with autism.
Thanks to Ava Holeschak for her hard work on compiling these resources
Society of America
The Autism Society is a broad-range, membership organization
based to promote, advocate, education and encourage research related to
Autism. Membership includes a nationwide network with over two hundred local
chapters, a quarterly newsletter The Advocate, an annual conference,
advocacy in Congress and federal agencies, bookstore purchases, voting privileges
and opportunities for committee participation. Their website provides an
overview of autism, its impact, and current treatment options.
Autism PDD Resource Network
The Autism PDD Resource Network is a community network that offers
a wide variety of information, links and opinions to those looking for
details relating to autism and adult disabilities. Information includes
diagnosis, treatments options, legal protection, agencies and organizations
by state, an excellent parents guide and a Medical Experts Online. Be
sure to read the excellent article on face blindness.
Autism Now (CAN)
The CAN Foundation is non-profit organization designed to fund
research for new treatment options and eventually in finding a cure for
this disease. It is geared towards researchers, scientists, physicians
and families with regards to clinical trials, research being conducted,
raising necessary funds to support the research and the Autism Genetic
Resource Exchange (AGRE).
Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
Carol Gray is well know for her development of the use
of social stories for children with autism. Information on social stories
and autism, her publications (books and journal), and speaking schedule.
Syndrome Coalition of the U.S
The Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S., is a national non-profit,
membership organization of professionals, families and individuals that
are interested in assisting those with Aspergers or similar disorders
reach their maximum abilities. The
organization operates at national, regional and local levels. The organization
offers a quarterly newsletter, The Source, publications, conferences and
workshops. Ant excellent set of articles is provided on the website.
PDD Assessment Scale/ Screening Questionnaire
ChildBrain.com provides this experimental PDD/Autism Scale questionnaire
developed to be used as another tool in the diagnosis made by a physician.
Tony Attwood is the author of Asperger's
Syndrome. His website includes resources, his presentation schedule,
messages, and articles on Asperger's Syndrome and related topics.
TEACH, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides
research, education, and support for autism. Their website provides online
articles (including Asperger's Syndrome Guidelines for Assessment and
Diagnosis, from Yale University) and links to order their publications.
- The Source
A nonprofit parent organization which provides a newsletter, conference,
state resource database and other information for families of "More
advanced" individuals with Autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Pervasive
developmental disorder (PDD). Articles on this site include Tips
for Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism .
for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
FEAT is a non-profit organization designed to help children
affected by autism and pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), provide
support to families and opportunities to network. The organization is
based in Northern California, however there are many chapters in other
states that are linked.
Syndrome Education Network ASPEN
This regionally-based non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey,
has 12 local chapters, and provides a nice series of articles on children
with autism in school.
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
OASIS message boards and list of forum and website resources.
Autism/PDD Basis 101, A Day to Day Guide
The section of About.com offers general information, a section on frequently
asked questions, parenting issues, the vaccine controversy, general discussions
and personal comments and stories. Adelle Jameson Tilton, a mother of
an autistic son, maintains this section.
This site is through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and it primary
goal is to provide information on NICHD research on autism. It includes
news releases, publications, research and funding opportunities.
A site for social skills. Dr. Steven Richfield, author of The Parent Coach,
offers articles, parent stories on this site. You can also purchase his
book and Parent Coach cards.
links at Medline
Links to autism research and information from the US government.