Resources

Below are some Autism-related sites I’ve found helpful by Alma Liotta, OTR/autism mom. I recommend researching sites with ** first as this list can be overwhelming!

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Parent Handbook:

The Learning Lane Parent Handbook – Please use this handbook for questions related to services at The Learning Lane and policies for clients at TLL

Michelle Garcia, PsyD and Associates – http://drmgarcia.vpweb.com

Behavior analytic resources:

**FEAT(Families for Effective Autism Treatment) Info about Autism, ABA Treatment, support groups in Houston area.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board www.bacb.com

Non-Behavior Analytic Resources: These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature

 

GENERAL LINKS: include overviews of autism and treatment options

Articulation Development for Females A chart that shows by the end of what age level 90% of girls can correctly produce English speech sounds.

Articulation Development for Males This chart shows by the end of what age level 90% of boys can correctly produce English speech sounds.

OTPlan is an activity idea and treatment plan search engine for occupational therapy activities. It matches the skills you want to work on, with the materials you have, to a detailed OT treatment activity that will help you strengthen certain skills. Each activity details the purpose, materials needed, process, rating for the activity, and comments.

Child Autism Parent Cafe Practical ways to help, plan and manage daily living with autism.

Early Learning Site Autism Software- Autism and PDD are Treatable.

Autism One Online radio program with expert speakers on variety of topics.

Autism Links Collection of websites dealing with autism.

AutismLink Autism resources by state.

Autism Today Everything you need to know about autism.

The Help Group Nonprofit organization in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger’s disorder, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems.

Autism Speaks Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with ASD.

The First Signs First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.

Sensory Integration  The 5 you know and the 3 you probably don’t know yet.

Getting Sorted  Helping our young people prepare for their futures.

Adaptive Transitions  We believe that Individualized transitions benefit all young learners, especially those with special needs.

** Temple Grandin, Ph.D, The most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.

POLITICAL/VACCINE SAFETY: Autism awareness, legal/political activism, & thimerosal connection

National Vaccine Information Center

National Autism Association

Safe Minds

SCHOOLS/IEP/IDEA: regulations, ARD tips, IEP sample goals

 Families and Advocates Partnership for Education

** Wrights Law

US Department Of Education

SCEC -Sam Houston Council for Exceptional Children

**FREE MATERIALS:

Angel Fire Free materials that are especially useful in teaching children on the spectrum- a must see site for teachers/therapists.

PUBLICATIONS:

Bella Online – The Voice Of Women Overview of publications/fees

Autism Digest Autism Magazine

**Future Horizons – Autism Books, DVD’s, Resources on Autism

SUPPORT GROUPS & LOCAL RESOURCES:

**FEAT(Families for Effective Autism Treatment) Info about Autism, ABA Treatment, support groups in Houston area.

**Partners Resource NetworkA non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI’s) in Texas. The PTI Projects are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM.

**Family to Family Network Houston areas networking & resources & referrals

**Texas Community Services Mental Health Mental Retardation offers variety of non invasive services based on autism disability and/or income. Choose local center based on regional map.

PARENTAL SITES:

A Mom’s Guide – You Can Do This: Never Give Up Hope

Dana’s View – A practical understanding of autism- one’s parents view

Autism Research Institute The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was designed to assist parents, physicians and researchers to evaluate virtually any treatment for autism.

Parent Handbook:

The Learning Lane Parent Handbook – Please use this handbook for questions related to services at The Learning Lane and policies for clients at TLL