The digital age brings good news for teachers and parents dealing with students with autism. Today, there are more technologies than ever before to help students with speech, interaction, participation, and communication, making for more integrated classrooms and innovative therapies that help these students learn. CLICK HERE for more information.
A music therapist can help to reach your child through music, and help them to express themselves. CLICK HERE for more information.
A speech therapist can help develop communication skills for your child. Click on this link to find a skilled therapist in your area. CLICK HERE for more information.
Horses have an uncanny ability to connect with children with autism. Click on the link to locate a therapeutic horseback riding center in your area. CLICK HERE for more information.
AutismOne Radio has programs that you can listen to online that are informative discuss current issues in Autism. CLICK HERE for more information.
Information about Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a special way to help children learn. This web site is a great place to start to learn about this very important method of teaching children with autism. CLICK HERE for more information.
PECS--Picture Exchange Communication System
PECS is a way of giving your non-verbal child a means of communicating his/her wants and needs, thereby empowering them, building vocabulary and communication skills. Click on PECS to go to the site now.
Autism Society of America
This site disseminates information and lists appropriate books on the subject. The site is based in Canada. CLICK HERE to go to their website.
Venture County Autism Society (VCAS)
This site has a phenomenol listing of all the local resources in Ventura, CA, that this webmaster has accessed. I wish that he/she could make this list for each of us for our hometowns! Reading this list may give you some ideas of things you can do for your child. CLICK HERE to visit this website now. They also have a very informative newletter, "The Squeaky Wheel."
CHILD FIRST, LLC is dedicated to assisting parents, caregivers and educators in teaching individuals with special needs. THE ABLE INDIVIDUAL video learning series was developed by a special needs teacher who found task analysis modeling instruction to be an integral part of teaching individuals in their daily activities. CLICK HERE to visit their website and get more information now.
TAP (The Autism Perspective) Magazine
TAP The Autism Perspective is a magazine about options. TAP's mission statement includes educating its readership, providing balanced information on the myriad of therapies and treatments available, and providing an unbiased venue where all voices can be heard and stories shared. CLICK HERE to visit their website to get more information.
"Autism Spectrum Disorders"
This well-written and easy to understand book by Chantal Sicile-Kira is a complete guide to understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and other Autism Spectrum Disorders. This book won the Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award for 2005 by the Autism Society of America. CLICK HEREto visit Chantal's website to learn more about her book.
Dallas Chapter of the Autism Society of America--Leadership Meeting
Contact Name: Kathy Kelchner or Carolyn Garver
Rapid Prompting Method
A very effective method of getting non-verbal children to express themselves, this system was developed by Ms. Soma Mukhopadhyay to reach her autistic son. This method allows our children to learn typical academic information (for example: science, math, geography) without communicating verbally. CLICK HEREto learn more about the Rapid Prompting Method.
Auties.org is for people on the Autistic Spectrum who are ready to market their abilities directly to the public and for those interested in supporting these pioneers.
Auties.org has two sides to it, the entrepreneurial/self-employment/work-seeking side, and the 'autie-friendly' establishments side where you can check out all kinds of places, spaces, faces and activities that are advertising themselves for one reason or another as 'autie-friendly'. CLICK HERE to visit the site.
Facilitated Communication is a means of communicating non-verbally with a keyboard. This can allow your non-verbal child to express him/herself with a typewriter or computer. CLICK HERE to see the results of facilitated communication by reading a letter by Sue Rubin, who attended college after using facilitated communication to express herself. For a more complete description, CLICK HERE.
The Schafer Report
The Most Comprehensive and Most Read Autism Publication - No Cost!
We monitor all the major news sources, web sites and the latest research for important and practical news and developments with a balanced, no-spin presentation - sent out to your email account with only one digest posting per day. No overstuffing your email box! The Autism Calendar of Events, the most complete, up-to-date listing, is emailed the first of the month. Check it out now! CLICK HERE to go to the web site for more information.
Listing of Board Certified Applied Behavior Analysis Therapists
CLICK HERE to go to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) to find certified ABA therapists in your area. Click on the link "Certificant Registry" on the left side of the page to go to their search site to enter your state or zip code to begin your search.
Relationship Development Intervention
CLICK HERE to learn about Relationship Development Intervention. This web site does not give much information about what RDI is, but we have our feelers out, and will be adding a synopsis of this method here very shortly.
Endless Potential Behavioral Intervention Solutions
The mission of this website is to devise and implement individualized, ethical, evidence-based, behavioral treatments and provide educational resources for children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome and other Developmental Disabilities. CLICK HERE to visit their site.
Music Therapy, on World Med Assist
This web site has a thorough description of what music therapy is and what it has to offer. There are several links at the end of the article for further exploration.CLICK HERE to visit their site.
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