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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

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?


National Research Council (2001). Educating Children With Autism Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, National Research Council ( 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.

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.

  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. (    

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. (


Other links


Child Language Data Exchange System


Symposium for Research in Child Language (SRCLD)


The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning Disorders


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association



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




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:

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

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

Autism Research Institute- Autism Research Review

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
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 
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
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
Variety of books, instructional materials and supplies

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


Curriculum Associates
P.O. Box 2001
North Billeria, MA 01862-9914
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

Family Resource Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 1146
Magnolia, AR 71754
Variety of books concerning many aspects of autism spectrum disorders

Future Horizons
721 West Abram Street
Arlington, TX. 76013
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

Jessica Kingsley Publishing
1116 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JB
Publisher of books for children with special needs and sells books addressing issues regarding Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.


3100 4th Avenue
East Moline, IL 61244-0747
Variety of materials for language acquisition and testing skills in children with autism.

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

Pro·Ed, Inc.
8700 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78757-6897
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)
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
Publisher of the “Skillstreaming” series for teaching behavioral skills

Riverdeep Interactive Learning
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Materials including the “Edmark” Reading and Math series

Special Needs Project
324 State Street, Suite H
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

Super Duper Publications
Materials for Speech-Language Pathologists, special education teachers and parents


Thinking Publications
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

Equipment/Various Resources

1081 Tenth Ave, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Assistive technology devices

Adaptivation, Inc.

Assistive Technology products

Attainment Company
Educational materials and supplies

Autism Coach


Constructive Playthings
Toys and classroom materials (Store in the Carrollton area) 

Discovery Toys
Variety of toys to address sensory needs and/or educational needs

Enabling Devices
Assistive tech devices

601 Flaghouse Dr.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604-3716
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
Premade “work jobs” developed upon the principles of the TEACCH philosophy



1720 Corporate Circle

Petaluma, CA 94954
800-899-6687 (USA and Canada)
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
Variety of educational and sensory toys

Laureate Learning Systems


Special needs software


P.O. Box 1579
Solana Beach, CA 92075

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


Natural Learning Concepts

Visual picture learning cards for students with autism

Pocket Full of Therapy
Sensory Toys for Students with Autism

Praises, Prizes & Presents
6206 Brewton Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX. 78415
Sensory toys and rewards for students with autism

One Sportime Way
Atlanta, Georgia 30340
Toys, sensory items, adapted physical education needs

Teacher Created Resources


Resources created by teachers



Sensory items

West Music Company

1212 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Variety of music equipment, including adapted music instruments, books, games, tapes and videos.

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All websites contain information on autism and/or activities for children with autism and/or Asperger’s Syndrome.) The Autism Society of America’s home page. Includes information on autism and legislative information. Free e-letter to member and nonmembers. Actors for Autism  Center for the Study of Autism. Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the US, Inc. The Asperger’s Connection  Autism Network International, a self-help and advocacy organization for persons with autism. homepage on Autism information. 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. Autism Speaks - on MSN/NBC  Autism Resources - Index of info and resources on autism and Asperger’s syndrome.  Autism Research Centre  Autism Web – information for parents Beyond Pecs - pictures of activities and workstations  Autism Information Center at the Center for Disease Control CDC Kids Quest on Disability and Health The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding - Carol Gray  Golden Child Resources page  Temple Grandin’s Home Page - Includes chapters from her books  The Autism Depot - A resource for parents of autistic children. This site includes reviews of books on autism.  Coalition for Autism Education and Research (Congressional Autism Caucus) sponsored by Representatives Chris Smith and Mike Doyle Indiana Resource Center for Autism  Keschet School - free pictures of TEACCH strategies and work jobs   The Autism Link Page University of Michigan Autism Info  National Institute for Mental Health homepage with information on autism Studies to Advance Autism Research and Treatment (STAART)  New York Guidelines Report on Clinical Practices in the Area of Autism/PDD  Resource website driven by parents and professionals who are teaching children with autism.  Michelle Garcia Winner’s Center for Social Thinking - Books and information on social-cognitive deficits and the ILAUGH model 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. Tony Attwood’s Website - Australian researcher known for books on Asperger’s Syndrome  Linda Hodgdon, author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication O.A.S.I.S (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - provides information on syndrome and strategies for adaptations, treatments, etc.  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:   Boardmaker Basics.  Activities webpage with over 5000 free printable pages Assistive Technology for Children with Autism  Anatomy of a Conversation: Social Scripts Baltimore City Schools free Boardmaker activities & books   Interactive computer books  Free e-text books  Free e-text books  BlockCAD - free program to build virtual models with Lego like bricks CAST Universal design for learning E-text spider searches for online public domain free materials

http:/ Free assistive technology ideas & powerpoint books  American Sign Language Dictionary  Website with activities dedicated to promoting independence in individuals with special learning needs.  Worksheets and lesson plans  Educational activities including the Little Explorers picture dictionary site with links.  Free Sound Effects  Storybook site for toddler age children with free games, storybooks, and coloring pages. Free e-text books  Free activities both educational & entertainment.  Children’s Story books Free Coloring pages to print or color on line, free games  Special education for autism resource page  that includes activity communication boards.  Tuxpaint free software for drawing   TUSD Real Life Photos (free pictures)

Specific Activities on Websites   Potty chart  Online potty game  Teaching time  Grooming picture schedules  Make a necklace  Teach language using classroom labels  Realistic coins in color  Example pictures of TEACCH work jobs  File folder games  Motivational reward charts  Picture recipes

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Professional Organizations, Informational Organizations, and Support Groups
Autism Coalition for Research and Education
Autism Research Institute
Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. Director
The Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the U.S.
The Autism Society of America
The Autism Society of America-Collin County Chapter
Autism Speaks
Autism Treatment Centers of Texas
Brigadoon - Virtual Reality Community for persons with Asperger’s Syndrome
Council for Exceptional Children
The Denton County Autism Society
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
Families for Early Autism Treatment - North Texas (FEAT-NT)
P.O. Box 210324
Bedford, TX. 76095
(972) 245-8722                              
Families Together for People with Disabilities
Fighting Autism
First Signs
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.
The Help Group- Education for Children with Autism
I givuwings Home page
Indiana Resource Center for Autism
International Rett Syndrome Association
Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
(State of Texas Agency)
Dr. Richard Garnett, contact
Developed the State Plan on Autism
Learn the Signs Act Early
Legal Framework for the Child-Center Special Education Process
National Autism Association
National Disability Rights Network
The OASIS Website- Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Organization for Autism Research
Our Kids - Website for parents raising special needs children
Promoting Autism Awareness
Region 10 Education Service Center Parent Resources Page
Schafer Autism Report Newsletter
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
Talk Autism
Talk About Curing Autism
Texas Autism Advocacy Family Support and Networking
Texas Parent to Parent Support Group
Texas State Conference on Autism Webpage
Unlocking Autism

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 Research Centers/Research Information
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Center for Autism Research
Child Language Data Exchange System
Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center -
New Jersey
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
The Kennedy Krieger Institute -
Baltimore, MD
McCarton School -
New York City
Princeton Child Development Institute -
Princeton, NJ
Symposium for Research in Child Language (SRCLD)
University of California- Santa Barbara Autism Research and Training Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children (TEACCH Program)
Yale Child Study Center - New Haven, CT

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Camp Summit
Argyle, TX
(972) 484-8900

Camp Kodiak
Ontario, Canada

Camp C.A.M.P.
Center Point, TX.
(210) 292-3566

Camp Northwood
132 State Route 365
Remsen, NY 13438-5700
(315) 831-3621

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