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The Autism Society of America

A national organization designed with the intent of providing information, education, and advocacy for families and professionals and furthering our knowledge of autism spectrum disorders through research.

National                                                              Dallas chapter

(800) 328-8476                                                    (214) 330-1642

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650                     PO Box 800635

Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3015                Dallas, TX 75380-0635

http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer
   
 

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a useful website for learning more about autism, including answers to the following questions:

What are some of the symptoms of ASDs?

How common are ASDs?

What causes ASDs?

Can they be treated?

Where can I go to learn more about ASDs?

What federal grants and research studies are currently in place to study autism spectrum?

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddautism.htm

   
         
 

National Research Council (2001). Educating Children With Autism Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, National Research Council (http://www.NAP.edu) is an online resource as well as a published book, which outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The National research Council formed a committee of experts to explore the most effective practices for  children with autism and identified specific guidelines within those educational programs that have been the most successful. Their review provides up-to-date efficacy reviews and is recommended by the National Academy press for parents, administrators, advocates, researchers, as well as policy makers.

   
         
  The Gray Center For Social Learning and Understanding is a non-profit organization "dedicated to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and those who work alongside them to improve mutual understanding." Their website provides information related to Carol Gray's workshops, book reviews, and therapeutic tools and books.
http://www.thegraycenter.org
   
         
 

TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children)

(919) 966-2173

Campus Box 7180

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7180

Publishes Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  Offers workshops for parents and professionals.

http://www.teacch.com

   
         
  The Hanen Centre is a Canadian based non-profit organization established to support young children learn how to communicate "to the best of their abilities." The Hanen program is a leader In the field and has developed user-friendly learning resources for parents, educators, and therapists. Some of Hanen's current activities and services currently include: (a) Training and Resources for Speech-Language Pathologists, (b) Programs and Resources for Parents, (c) Programs for Educators and Child Care Providers, (d) Training and Resources for Community Professionals, and (e) Presentations for Professionals and Parents. (http://www.hanen.org)    
         
 

The First Words project  provides user-friendly information related the following issues: healthy developmental milestones, recognizing the "red flags" development concerns at a young age, the screening and referral process, current research and guidelines, and a number of useful website links. The FIRST WORDS Project is a model early identification and intervention program based in the Department of Communication Disorders at Florida State University and directed by Amy Wetherby, Ph.D, ccc-slp. (http://firstwords.fsu.edu)

   
         
 

Other links

 

Child Language Data Exchange System http://childes.psy.cmu.edu/

 

Symposium for Research in Child Language (SRCLD) http://www.srcld.org/

 

The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning Disorders http://www.ICDL.com

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org

   
       
 

Books
 

Journal Resources
 

Resources For Books and Equipment
 

Websites (including teaching ideas and specific activities)
 

Professional Organizations, International Organizations, and Support Groups
 

Research Centers/Research Information
 

Camps

 

Books

Amado, A.N. (1993). Friendships and Community Connections between People with and without Developmental Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Attwood, Tony.  (2003).  Why does Chris do that?  Shawnee Mission, KS:  Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Baker, Jed. Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems.  Available through Autism Asperger Publishing.

Baker, Jed. (2001).  The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching play, emotion and communication to children with autism.  Arlington, TX:  Future Horizons, Inc.

Barnhill, Gena P. Right Address...Wrong Planet: Children With Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults. Available through Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Baron-Cohen, S. (1995).  Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind. Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.

Baron-Cohen, S., Tager-Flusbert, H. & Cohen, D.J.  (Eds.).  (1994).  Understanding other minds:  Perspective from autism.  New York, NY: Oxford Press.

Beyer, J., & Gammerltoft, L.  (1998).  Autism and play.  Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 

Burrows, E.L. & Wagner, S.J.  (2004).  Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome.  Future Horizons, Inc.

Cohen, Jeffrey.  The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor. Available through Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Coucvanis, J.  (2005).  Super Skills: A social skills group program for children with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism and related challenges.  Autism Asperger Publishing.

Coyne, P., Nyberg, C., & Vandenburg, M.  Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism.

Csoti, M. (2001).  Social awareness skills for children.  London:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Duke, M.P., Nowicki, S., & Martin, E.A.  (1996).  Teaching your child the language of social success.  Atlanta, GA:  Peachtree Publishers.

Dunn, M.A.  (2005).  S.O.S.:  Social skills in our schools.  Autism Asperger’s Publishing.

Elias, M. J., Friedlander, B. S., & Tobias, S. E. Engaging the Resistant Child Through Computers.

Faherty, Catherine. Asperger's: What Does It Mean to Me? Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Fullerton, A., Stratton, J., Coyne, P., & Gray, C.  (1996).  High functioning adolescents and young adults with autism: A teacher’s guide.  Austin, TX:  PRO-ED, Inc.

Fouse, Beth, and Maria Wheeler.  Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Gagnon, Elise.  Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome.  Shawnee, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Gagnon, Elise & Myles, Brenda Smith.  This is Asperger Syndrome.  Shawnee Mission, KS:  Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Garcia Winner, Michelle.  Inside Out: What makes a person with social cognitive deficits tick?  (self-published)

Garcia Winner, Michelle.  Thinking of you, thinking of me.  (self-published)

Garrity, Carla, Jens, Kathryn,  Porter, William, Sager, Nancy, & Short-Camilli, Cam. Bully-Proofing Your School: A Comprehensive Approach for Elementary Schools 2ndEd.

Gill-Weiss, M.F., & Harris, S.L.  (2001).  Reaching out, joining in: Teaching social skills to young children with autism.  Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Gillberg, Christopher.  A Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome.

Goldberg, A.P., &  McGinnis, E.   (1997).  Skillstreaming the adolescent: New strategies and perspectives for teaching prosocial skills.  Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Grandin, Temple. (1996). Emergence: Labeled autistic. Warner Brothers Books.

Grandin, Temple. (1995).  Thinking in pictures: And other reports from my life with autism. New York: Vintage Books.

Gray, Carol. (1994/2000).  The new social storybook: Illustrated edition.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Gray, Carol. (1994). Comic strip conversations.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc. 

Gray, Carol.  (1993).  Taming the recess jungle: Socially simplifying recess for students with autism and related disorders.  Jenison, MI: Jenison Public Schools.

Gray, Carol.  (1996).  Social stories…All new stories teaching social skills.  Arlington, TX:  Future Horizons, Inc.

Gurlach, E. (2003).  Autism Treatment Guide, Third Edition. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Gutstein, S.E.  (2000).  Autism Aspergers: Solving the relationship puzzle.  Arlington, TX:  Future Horizons, Inc.

Heinrichs, Rebekah, Myles, Brenda Smyth. (2003). Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying; Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World.  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Aspergers Publishing Company.

Hodgdon, Linda.  (1995).  Visual strategies for improving communication: Volume 1 practical supports for school and home.  Troy, MI: Quirk Roberts Publishing.

Hodgon, Linda.  (1999).  Solving behavior problems in autism: Improving communication with visual strategies.  Troy, MI: Quirk Roberts Publishing.

Holmes, David. Autism through the lifespan: The Eden Model.

Howling, P., Baron-Cohen, S., & Hawdin, J.  (1999).  Teaching children with autism to mind-read: A practical guide for teachers and parents.  Chichester, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Kahn, R. (2001).  Too smart for bullies: Too safe for strangers.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Kelchner, K., & Walvoord, J.  (2004).  Golden ideas for golden students: Teacher edition.  From the website: http://www.goldenchildresources.com/.

Kluth, Paula.  "You're Going to Love This Kid!" Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom.  Available through Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Leaf, R., & McEachin, J. editors.  (1999).  A work in progress: Behavior management strategies and a curriculum for intensive behavioral treatment of autism. NY: DRL Books.

Ledin, Norm.  Asperger’s and self-esteem: Insight and hope through famous role models. Arlington, TX:  Future Horizons, Inc.

Mannix, Darlene. (1993).  Social Skills activities for special children.  West Nyack, NY: Prentice Hall. 

McAfee, Jeanette.  (2001).  Navigating the social world: A curriculum for educating individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and high functioning autism.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Moore, S.T. (2002).  Asperger’s Syndrome and the elementary school experience:  Practical solutions for academic and social difficulties.  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

McGinnis, E. & Goldstein, A.P.  (1997).  Skillstreaming the elementary school child: New strategies and perspectives for teaching prosocial skills.  Champlain, IL: Research Press.

McGinnis, E. & Goldstein, A.P.  (1997).  Skillstreaming in early childhood: Teaching prosocial skill to the preschool and kindergarten child.  Champlain, IL: Research Press.

Moyes, Rebecca (2002).  Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Moyes, Rebecca. (2001).  Incorporating social goals in the classroom: A guide for children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Murdock, Linda, Khalsa, G.S.  Joining In! A Program for Teaching Social Skills.

Murrell, D.  (2001).  Tobin learns to make friends!  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Myles, Brenda Smith, & Adreon, D. (2001).  Asperger Syndrome and adolescence:  Practical solutions for school success.  .  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Myles, Brenda Smith, & Southwick, Jack.  (1999).  Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns.  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Myles, Brenda Smith, Cook, K.T., Miller, N.E., Rinner, L., & Robbins, L.A. (2000). 

Asperger Syndrome sensory issues: Practical solutions for making sense of the world.  Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Myles, Brenda Smith, & Simpson, R.L. (1998).  Asperger Syndrome: A guide for educators and parents. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Myles, Brenda Smith, Trautman, Melissa, & Schelvan, Ronda.  (2004).  The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Myles, Hayley.  Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome.  Available through Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

National Research Council. (2001).  Educating Children with Autism.  Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Ozonoff, Sally, Dawson, Geraldine, and  McPartland, James. A parent’s guide to Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism: How to meet the challenges and help your child thrive.   

Ozonoff, Sally, Rogers, Sally & Hendren Robert.  (2003).  Autism Spectrum Disorders: A research review for practioners.  Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Packer, Alex J.   Bringing Up Parents - The Teenager's Handbook.

Partington, James W., &  Sundberg, Mark L., (1998).  The Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills (The ABLLS).  Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysists, Inc.

Partington, James, W., & Sundberg, Mark L.  (1998).  Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities.   Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysists, Inc.

Pierangelo, Roger & Guiliani, George.  Special Educators Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests.

Pierangelo, Roger.  Special Educator’s Book of Lists.

Quill, Kathleen Ann, Bracken, Kathleen Norton, and Fair, Maria E.  DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Assessment of Social and Communication Skills for Children with    Autism

Reese, Pam B. & Challenner, N. C.  (1999).  Autism & PDD: Social skills lessons(series). East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems.

Ruiter, Irma.  Allow Me! A guide to promoting communication skills in adults with developmental delays.

Savner, J.S. & Myles, B.S. (2000).  Making visual supports work in the home and community: Strategies for individuals with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism and Asperger Publishing Company.

Simpson, R. L., & Myles, B.S., editors.  (1998).  Educating children and youth with autism: Strategies for effective practice.  Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Simpson, R.L.  (2005).  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions and treatments for children and youth. Corwin Press.com

Snell, M.E., & Janney, R. (2000).  Social relationships and peer support.  Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Staub, D.  (1998).  Delicate threads: Friendships between children with and without special needs in inclusive settings.  Bethesda, MD:  Woodbine House.

Scheurmann, B. & Webber, J. (2002).  Autism: Teaching does make a difference.  Wadsworth Thompson Learning.

Weiss, M.J., & Harris, S.L. (2001).  Reaching out, joining in: Teaching social skills to young children with autism.  Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Whitaker, P. (2001).  Challenging behavior and autism: Making sense-making progress: A guide to preventing and managing challenging behavior for parents and teachers. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism and Asperger Publishing Company.

Wolfberg, Pamela.  Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination.  Available through Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Wroble, Mary.  (2003).  Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons

Journals Addressing Autism
(Note: These journals require subscription fees)

Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice
http://aut.sagepub.com/
 

Autism Research Institute- Autism Research Review

http://www.autism.com/medical/research/index.htm

Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities
Publisher: Pro-Ed, Austin, TX.

Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media B.V
ISSN: 0162-3257 (Paper) 1573-3432 (Online)

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Journal Resources

Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Cohen, D.J. and Volkmar, F.R., (1997). Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hodgdon, L., (1995). Visual Strategies for Improving... Troy, MI: Quirk Roberts Publishing.

Kranowitz, C.S., Silver, L.B. (1998) The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction.

Prizant, B. & Wetherby, A. (1998). Understanding the continuum of discrete-trial traditional behavioral to social-pragmatic developmental approaches in communication enhancement for young children with autism/PDD. Seminars in speech and language, 19, 4, 329-353.

Prizant, B., Wetherby, A., & Rydell, P. (2000). Communication intervention issues for children with autism spectrum disorders. In A. Wetherby & B. Prizant (Eds.), Autism spectrum disorders; a transactional developmental perspective. (volume 9), Baltimore, MD: Brookes

Rydell, P., & Prizant, B.M. (1995). Educational and communicative approaches for children who use echolalia. In K. Quill (Ed.), Teaching children with autism: Methods to increase communication and socialization. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers

Sussman, F. (1999). More Than Words: A Guide to Helping.  Toronto: The Hanen Centre.

Quill, K., (Ed.) (2002) Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and... Baltimore, MD: Paul H Brookes Pub Co.

High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome & Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Attwood, T. (1998). Asperger's syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bashe, P. R. & Kirby, B. (2001). The Oasis guide to Asperger Syndrome; Advice, support, and inspiration. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.

Duke, M., Nowicki, S., & Martin, E. (1996). Teaching your Child the Language of Social Success. Atlanta, Georgia: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.

Faherty, Catherine (2000). Does It Mean to Me?; A workbook explaining self-awareness and life lessons to the youth with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome; Future Horizons.

Grandin, Temple (1996). Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism New York: Vintage.

Gray, C. (1994). Comic strip conversations and Social Stories. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons; (800) 489-0727.

Klin, A., Volkmar, F, & Sparrow, S. (Eds.) (2000). Asperger Syndrome New York: Guilford Press.

McAfee, J. (2002). Navigating the social world; a curriculum for individual's with Asperger's syndrome, High Functioning Autism and related disorders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc. (800) 489-0727.9.

Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., and McPartland, J. (2002). A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism New York: Guilford.

Stewart, K. (2002). Helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger's syndrome; a parent's guide. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Whitney, R.V. (2002). Bridging the gap; raising a child with nonverbal learning disorder. New York: Penguin Putnum.

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Resources for Books and Equipment
 

Book Resources

AGS Publishing
http://www.agsnet.com/index.asp
Sells educational tools in the areas of assessment, curriculum, test prep, speech and language, classroom management and parenting

Autism Asperger Publishing Company
P.O. Box 23173
Shawnee Mission, KS 66283-0173
(913) 897-1004
http://www.asperger.net/ 
Variety of books concerning strategies to address with autism and information for parents concerning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
 

Autism Publications, Inc.
4245 Rush Springs Dr.
Arlington, TX 76016
(817) 561-7742 phone
(817) 561-2380 fax
Variety of books and information on autism for both parents and professionals
 

Autism Society of North Carolina Bookstore
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230
Raleigh, NC 27605-1345
(919) 743-0204
http://www.autismbookstore.com
Variety of books concerning strategies to teach children with autism and information for parents concerning autism

Attainment Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 930160
Verona, WI  53593-0160
1-800-327-4269

http://www.AttainmentCompany.com
Variety of books, instructional materials and supplies

Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
1-800-638-3775

http://www.pbrookes.com/

 

Curriculum Associates
P.O. Box 2001
North Billeria, MA 01862-9914
1-800-225-0248

http://www.curriculumassociates.com/
Variety of testing materials for professionals including the Brigance Inventory. Also materials for teaching math and language skills.
 

Exceptional Resources
116, 11728 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1-877-482-1555

http://www.exceptionalresources.com

Family Resource Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 1146
Magnolia, AR 71754
870-234-9025

http://www.frs-inc.com/
Variety of books concerning many aspects of autism spectrum disorders

Future Horizons
721 West Abram Street
Arlington, TX. 76013
1-800-489-0727

http://www.fhautism.com/
Variety of books concerning strategies to teach children with autism and information for parents. Publishers of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism
2853 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2996
(812) 855-6508

http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca
 

Jessica Kingsley Publishing
1116 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JB

http://www.jkp.com
Publisher of books for children with special needs and sells books addressing issues regarding Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

 

LinguiSystems
3100 4th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244-0747
1-800-PRO-IDEA

http://www.linguisystems.com/
Variety of materials for language acquisition and testing skills in children with autism.
 

News-2-You
http://www.news-2-you.com/index.aspx
A weekly newsletter written with Boardmaker pictures. Individual and group subscription rates. Written in four editions that meet a variety of cognitive levels: regular, regular color, simplified and higher.


Peachtree Publishers
1700 Chattahoochee Avenue
Atlanta GA 30318-2112
1-800-241-0113

http://www.peachtree-online.com/

Pro·Ed, Inc.
8700 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78757-6897
1-800-897-3202

http://www.proedinc.com/
Variety of books concerning strategies to teach children with autism and information for parents concerning autism, along with testing and other materials for professionals

Pyramid Consultants
226 West Park Place, Suite 1
Newark DE. 19711
1-888-PECS-INC (1-888-732-7462)
http://www.pecs.com
Company website of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), a unique augmentative alternative training package that allows children and adults with autism and other communication deficits to initiate communication.

Research Press
Dept. 22W
P.O. Box 9177
Champaign, IL 61826
1-800-519-2707

http://www.researchpress.com/
Publisher of the “Skillstreaming” series for teaching behavioral skills
 

Riverdeep Interactive Learning
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
1-617-778-7600

http://www.riverdeep.net/
Materials including the “Edmark” Reading and Math series


Special Needs Project
324 State Street, Suite H
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
1-800-333-6867

http://www.specialneeds.com


Super Duper Publications
1-800-277-8737
http://www.superduperinc.com/
Materials for Speech-Language Pathologists, special education teachers and parents

 

Thinking Publications
1-800-897-3202

http://www.thinkingpublications.com/
Products can now be purchased through Pro-Ed. This company has books and materials for parents and professions.
 

Woodbine House Publishing
6510 Bells Mill Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
1-800-843-7323

http://www.woodbinehouse.com/

Equipment/Various Resources

Ablenet
1081 Tenth Ave, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
1-800-322-0956
http://www.ablenetinc.com/
Assistive technology devices

Adaptivation, Inc.
http://www.adaptivation.com/

Assistive Technology products

Attainment Company
1-800-327-4269
http://www.attainmentcompany.com
Educational materials and supplies
 

Autism Coach
http://www.autismcoach.com/

 

Constructive Playthings
http://www.constplay.com/cgi-bin/constplay_cgi.sh/WService=constplay/constplay.com/family/default.htm
Toys and classroom materials (Store in the Carrollton area) 

Discovery Toys
1-434-842-1034
http://www.discoverytoysinc.com/
Variety of toys to address sensory needs and/or educational needs

Enabling Devices
http://enablingdevices.com/catalog
Assistive tech devices


Flaghouse
601 Flaghouse Dr.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604-3716
1-800-793-7960
http://www.flaghouse.com/
Variety of leisure, sensory and adapted PE equipment


HOT(Hands on Tasks) & Ideas
22522 Cove Hollow Dr.
Katy, TX 77450
1-800-655-2078 or 1-281-395-4302
http://www.hot-ideas.org/
Premade “work jobs” developed upon the principles of the TEACCH philosophy

 

Intellitools

1720 Corporate Circle

Petaluma, CA 94954
800-899-6687 (USA and Canada) 

http://www.intellitools.com
Provides high quality computer products for special education students, including the “Intellikeys” device.  Has free activities to download and a share section, which includes group time boards, and McDonalds order communication boards.
 

Lakeshore Learning Centers
13846 N. Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
972-934-8866
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/
Variety of educational and sensory toys
 

Laureate Learning Systems

1-800-562-6801

http://www.laureatelearning.com

Special needs software
 

Mayer-Johnson

P.O. Box 1579
Solana Beach, CA 92075
1-800-588-4548

http://www.mayer-johnson.com/

Picture symbol programs including “Boardmaker” and “Writing with Symbols”, along with a variety of skill teaching books.

 

Natural Learning Concepts
1-800-823-3430

http://www.nlconcepts.com/

Visual picture learning cards for students with autism
 

Pocket Full of Therapy
http://www.pfot.com
Sensory Toys for Students with Autism
 

Praises, Prizes & Presents
6206 Brewton Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX. 78415
(361)851-9663
http://www.praisesprizespresents.com
Sensory toys and rewards for students with autism
 

SportTime/Abilitations/Integrations
One Sportime Way
Atlanta, Georgia 30340
1-800-283-5700
http://www.sportime.com
Toys, sensory items, adapted physical education needs
 

Teacher Created Resources

1-800-662-4321

http://www.teachercreated.com

Resources created by teachers


TFH USA

1-800-467-6222

http://www.tfhusa.com

Sensory items
 

West Music Company

1212 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
1-800-397-9378

http://www.westmusic.com/
Variety of music equipment, including adapted music instruments, books, games, tapes and videos.

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Websites
(
All websites contain information on autism and/or activities for children with autism and/or Asperger’s Syndrome.)

http://www.autism-society.org The Autism Society of America’s home page. Includes information on autism and legislative information. Free e-letter to member and nonmembers.

http://www.actorsforautism.com/ Actors for Autism

http://www.autism.org/  Center for the Study of Autism.

http://www.asperger.org Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the US, Inc.

http://www.theaspergersconnection.org/ The Asperger’s Connection

http://ani.autistics.org/  Autism Network International, a self-help and advocacy organization for persons with autism. 

http://autism.about.com/ About.com homepage on Autism information.

http://www.autism-pdd.net/ Autism/PDD Resources Network - online information, support and resources helping with issues pertaining to Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (ASD PDD) for parents and professionals.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism/index.asp Autism Speaks - on MSN/NBC

http://www.autism-resources.com/  Autism Resources - Index of info and resources on autism and Asperger’s syndrome. 

http://www.autismresearchcentre.com/arc/  Autism Research Centre

http://www.autismweb.com/  Autism Web – information for parents

http://trainland.tripod.com/pecs.htm Beyond Pecs - pictures of activities and workstations

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddautism.htm  Autism Information Center at the Center for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/default.htm CDC Kids Quest on Disability and Health

http://www.thegraycenter.org/ The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding - Carol Gray

http://www.goldenchildresources.com/  Golden Child Resources page

http://www.templegrandin.com/  Temple Grandin’s Home Page - Includes chapters from her books

http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/  The Autism Depot - A resource for parents of autistic children. This site includes reviews of books on autism.

http://doyle.house.gov/autism.shtml  Coalition for Autism Education and Research (Congressional Autism Caucus) sponsored by Representatives Chris Smith and Mike Doyle

http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca/fmain1.html Indiana Resource Center for Autism

http://www.keshet.org/teacch.asp  Keschet School - free pictures of TEACCH strategies and work jobs

http://www.transmil.nl/alp/   The Autism Link Page

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/autism.htm University of Michigan Autism Info

http://www.nimh.nih.gov  National Institute for Mental Health homepage with information on autism

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/nih-initiatives/staart/index.shtml Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART)

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/eip/autism/index.htm  New York Guidelines Report on Clinical Practices in the Area of Autism/PDD

http://www.polyxo.com  Resource website driven by parents and professionals who are teaching children with autism.

http://www.socialthinking.com/  Michelle Garcia Winner’s Center for Social Thinking - Books and information on social-cognitive deficits and the ILAUGH model

http://www.teacch.com/ Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This website provides articles and information on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, especially information on learning styles of children, guidelines on assessment and diagnosis and educational strategies.

http://www.tonyattwood.com.au Tony Attwood’s Website - Australian researcher known for books on Asperger’s Syndrome

http://www.usevisualstrategies.com/  Linda Hodgdon, author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication

http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger O.A.S.I.S (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - provides information on syndrome and strategies for adaptations, treatments, etc.

http://www.vaporia.com/autism/autism-bib.html  Website dedicated to a listing of all books on or pertaining to autism and related topics. The site coordinator receives entries from e-mail, online book lists, and the bibliographies included in books and papers and is constantly adding to and correcting this list.

Teaching Idea Sites:

http://www.aacintervention.com   Boardmaker Basics.

http://www.abcteach.com  Activities webpage with over 5000 free printable pages

http://www.cesa7.k12.wi.us/sped/autism/assist/asst10.htm Assistive Technology for Children with Autism

http://www.lburkhart.com/chat_ideas.htm  Anatomy of a Conversation: Social Scripts

http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/boardmaker/adapted_library.asp Baltimore City Schools free Boardmaker activities & books

http://www.bigchalk.com   Interactive computer books

http://www.bartleby.com/  Free e-text books

http://www.digital.library.upenn.edu/books/index.html  Free e-text books

http://web.telia.com/~u16122508/proglego.htm  BlockCAD - free program to build virtual models with Lego like bricks

http://www.cast.org/ CAST Universal design for learning E-text spider searches for online public domain free materials

http:/teacherweb.com/MN/NewPragueHS/SEPAC/FreeAssistiveTechnology.pdf Free assistive technology ideas & powerpoint books

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm  American Sign Language Dictionary

http://www.dotolearn.com  Website with activities dedicated to promoting independence in individuals with special learning needs.

http://www.edHelper.com  Worksheets and lesson plans

http://www.enchantedlearning.com  Educational activities including the Little Explorers picture dictionary site with links.

http://www.funbrain.com 

http://www.findsounds.com/  Free Sound Effects

http://www.lil-fingers.com  Storybook site for toddler age children with free games, storybooks, and coloring pages.

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ Free e-text books

http://www.kaboose.com/  Free activities both educational & entertainment.

http://www.magickeys.com/books/  Children’s Story books

http://www.preschoolprintables.com/

http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/kidsonly/portal.htm Free Coloring pages to print or color on line, free games

http://www.starfall.com/ 

http://www.tinsnips.org  Special education for autism resource page  that includes activity communication boards.

http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/  Tuxpaint free software for drawing

http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/sped/photos.html   TUSD Real Life Photos (free pictures)

Specific Activities on Websites

http://www.lil-fingers.com/coloring/potty02.html   Potty chart

http://www.lil-fingers.com/potty/index.html  Online potty game

http://www.bry-backmanor.org/dilite/diact22.html  Teaching time

http://dotolearn.com/picturecards/images/imagetable/reminderstrips.htm  Grooming picture schedules

http://www.billybear4kids.com/games/jewelry/box.htm  Make a necklace

http://abcteach.com/Extras/labels/labelstoc.htm  Teach language using classroom labels

http://abcteach.com/Math/coins.htm  Realistic coins in color

http://www.preschoolfun.com/pages/teacch%20work%20jobs.htm  Example pictures of TEACCH work jobs

http://www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/filefolder.shtml  File folder games

http://www.preschoolprintables.com/schart/schart.shtml  Motivational reward charts

http://www.bry-backmanor.org/picturerecipes.html  Picture recipes

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Professional Organizations, Informational Organizations, and Support Groups

http://www.asperger.org
Autism Coalition for Research and Education 

http://www.AutismResearchInstitute.com
Autism Research Institute
Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. Director

http://www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/ascus.htm
The Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S.

http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer
The Autism Society of America

http://www.autism-ascc.org/
The Autism Society of America-Collin County Chapter

http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Autism Speaks

http://www.atcoftexas.org/
Autism Treatment Centers of Texas

http://braintalk.blogs.com/brigadoon/2005/01/about_brigadoon.html
Brigadoon - Virtual Reality Community for persons with Asperger’s Syndrome

http://www.cec.sped.org/
Council for Exceptional Children

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3565/
The Denton County Autism Society 

http://www.aspergerinfo.org/
Dallas Asperger Network for Information, Support and Help (D.A.N.I.S.H.)
Program and Support Meeting
Fourth Thursday of each Month - 7:30-9:30
At First United Methodist Church
534 Beltline Road
Richardson, TX  75080
Middlebrook Building, Room 2B

http://www.featnt.org/
Families for Early Autism Treatment - North Texas (FEAT-NT)
P.O. Box 210324
Bedford, TX. 76095
(972) 245-8722                                      

http://www.familiestogether.org/
Families Together for People with Disabilities

http://www.fightingautism.org/
Fighting Autism

http://www.firstsigns.org/
First Signs

http://www.focussped.com/
Fostering Our Children’s Unique Selves (FOCUS) -
Brenda Batts
(972) 527-8454
Provides workshops for parents and professionals in the area of behavior strategies and potty training.

http://www.thehelpgroup.org/
The Help Group- Education for Children with Autism 

http://www.igivuwings.com/
I givuwings Home page 

http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca/fmain1.html
Indiana Resource Center for Autism

http://www.rettsyndrome.org/
International Rett Syndrome Association

http://www.dads.state.tx.us/autism/
Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
(State of Texas Agency)
Dr. Richard Garnett, contact
1-800-252-8154
Developed the State Plan on Autism  

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/
Learn the Signs Act Early

http://framework.esc18.net/
Legal Framework for the Child-Center Special Education Process

http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/index.php
National Autism Association

http://napas.org/
National Disability Rights Network

http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
The OASIS Website- Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

http://www.researchautism.org/
Organization for Autism Research 

http://www.our-kids.org/
Our Kids - Website for parents raising special needs children 

http://stevens_mom.tripod.com/id1.html
Promoting Autism Awareness 

http://www2.ednet10.net/parents/
Region 10 Education Service Center Parent Resources Page 

http://www.sarnet.org
Schafer Autism Report Newsletter

http://www.autismcenter.org/
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

http://www.talkautism.org/
Talk Autism 

http://www.tacanow.com/
Talk About Curing Autism 

http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/autismlist/support.html
Texas Autism Advocacy Family Support and Networking

http://www.txp2p.org/
Texas Parent to Parent Support Group 

http://autism.esc2.net/
Texas State Conference on Autism Webpage

http://www.unlockingautism.org/
Unlocking Autism

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 Research Centers/Research Information

http://www.asha.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

http://www.courchesneautismlab.org/
Center for Autism Research

http://childes.psy.cmu.edu/
Child Language Data Exchange System

http://gsappweb.rutgers.edu/dddc/
Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center -
New Jersey

http://www.ICDL.com
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/
The Kennedy Krieger Institute -
Baltimore, MD

http://www.mccartonschool.org/
McCarton School -
New York City

http://www.pcdi.org/aboutUs/index.asp
Princeton Child Development Institute -
Princeton, NJ

http://www.srcld.org/
Symposium for Research in Child Language (SRCLD) 

http://www.education.ucsb.edu/autism/
University of California- Santa Barbara Autism Research and Training Center

http://www.teacch.com/
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children (TEACCH Program)

http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/
Yale Child Study Center - New Haven, CT

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 Camps

Camp Summit
Argyle, TX
(972) 484-8900
http://www.campsummittx.org

Camp Kodiak
Ontario, Canada
http://www.campkodiak.com

Camp C.A.M.P.
Center Point, TX.
(210) 292-3566
http://www.campcamp.org/

Camp Northwood
132 State Route 365
Remsen, NY 13438-5700
(315) 831-3621
http://www.nwood.com

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