Spectronics: Australia and New Zealand’s largest supplier of special needs software and assistive technologies. http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac OR http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/weblisnks/2010/09/educational-apps-and-resources-for-the-ipad-and-iphone
Autism Speaks the nation’s largest autism organization, dedicated to funding research into causes prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness and advocating.
Moms with Apps a group of individual, independent family-friendly developers who share best practices on making and marketing mobile apps. Most of the membership is comprised of parents who have launched their own apps.
App Shopper create a wish list of apps and be notified by email if the price drops, easier to search than the iTunes store.
Autism Apps: Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs. Download from the iPad/iPod app store (free).
National Standards Report – The primary goal of the National Standards Project is to provide critical information about which treatments have been shown to be effective for individuals with ASD. The project examined and quantified the level of research supporting interventions that target the core characteristics of ASD in children, adolescents, and young adults (below 22 years of age) on the autism spectrum.This groundbreaking report covers a broad range of applied treatments and identifies the level of scientific evidence available for each. It includes 775 research studies – the largest number of studies ever reviewed. For the first time, families can find specific information about the age groups, treatment targets, and diagnostic populations to which these treatments have been applied.National Standards Project Overview (pdf) (This two-page document provides aâ€ summary of the National Standards Project.) Findings & Conclusions of the National Standards Project (pdf) (This is a pdf of the 53-page Findings and Conclusions Report, which includes the results of the National Standards Project.) National Standards Full Report (pdf) (his is a pdf of the full 160-page National Standards Report.)
National Autism Center Publishes Autism Manual for Educators – The National Autism Center recently wrote and published a comprehensive manual titled Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools. The 181-page manual includes important findings from the Center’s newly released National Standards Report.
The New Hampshire Task Force on Autism Assessment & Interventions The purpose of the Task Force was to establish a vision and make recommendations to the state of New Hampshire concerning the care and treatment of individuals, with autism spectrum disorder. This report outlines various treatment approaches. 68 pages in length. Students are encouraged to print a copy.
Maneuvering Through the Maze – a New Hampshire resource guide of services in the state.
Plugged In – A New Hampshire Transition Resource Guide for Young People With Special Health Care Needs and/or Disabilities, 2008
First 100 Days Kit – A tool kit published by Autism Speaks to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.
The NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities – special education law, RSA 186-C and regulations adopted 6/28/08. These are the rules which govern special education in New Hampshire. If you save these rules to your computer you can do a find for words or text to find the relevant rules.
School Community Tool Kit – This toolkit is not intended to be a curriculum for special education for students on the autism spectrum, but rather a support for the general education and administrative school staff who interact with students with autism in various capacities. However, it is envisioned that this tool kit will provide valuable information and resources that can be employed by special education and administrative staff in their efforts to plan for and support students in general education environments and involvement in the school community as a whole.
NH Autism Virtual Resource Center – A web site of the NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders listing information on resources for families, referrals to professionals and information for self-advocates.
Autism Society of New Hampshire – Listings of News and services related to ASD in the state of NH. In addition this site lists support groups in NH. This will be useful for the course Advocacy Applications.
AutismAsperger.net – Stephen Shore’s web site with information on his publications and presentation services.
Ellen H. Korin Specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Ellen Korin’s web site on her coaching practice, consultation services and books.
ELY Center – Pamela Ely is the owner of the Ely Center an evolving social-communication therapy center which features speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, dance/movement, exercise and nutrition training located in Auburndale, Mass.
Autism and Law Enforcement: Roll Call Briefing Video, Dennis Debbaudt
(772) 398-9756 (son with autism may answer)
Author, consultant, and national speaker and trainer, Dennis Debbaudt, offers information and resources for Law Enforcement personnel, First Responders, parents, educators, and care providers. This ground-breaking video features 15 children and adults at various points on the autism spectrum, an actor who has autism, actual 911 calls, and reflects American diversity. With guidance from professional law enforcement and first response advisors, this video offers tips and options for communications and responses designed to successfully resolve a call involving a person with autism. Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing Video. The Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing Video is available in VHS cassette or DVD format, 21 minutes, and can be viewed in two sections for shorter roll calls. Purchase includes online Autism & Law Enforcement Roll Call Briefing 8-page handout in PDF format for best photocopying and a sample communication board from Silent No More, Inc.
Autism Speaks Video Glossary – A web based tool for parents and professionals illustrating the red flags and diagnostic features related to ASD. This is a helpful resource for students in assessment courses.
Centers for Disease Control on signs/interventions – information on the campaign to “learn the signs. Act early.” for health care professionals, parents and child care providers.
Forward Motion Coaching – A coaching/career development site run by Barbara Bissonnette, Certified Professional Coach, for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, NLD and other Social Communication Challenges.
Creative Expressive Activities – There are infinite opportunities to live creatively with AS, through special interests, out-of-the-box thinking and opportunities to go in directions where more conventional individuals may not see possibilities. This site showcases the accomplishments of some of those people, their skills, how creativity has brought fulfillment into their lives, and how AS has added to their creativity. If you are one of those people, this is your site to share your talents and achievements with others. CEA intends to educate, inspire and support.
Going to College – a resource for teens with disabilities. This site has information on learning to use your strengths, learning styles and interests; what to expect from college; and how to plan for college.
Wrightslaw – Special Education Law & Advocacy – Information on special education law and advocacy. At this site you may sign up for a newsletter on special education law which is easy to understand for the lay person. Much of their materials is from the parent perspective. The Wright’s Law publication From Emotions to Advocacy is used in the course Advocacy Application for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Full Love Ahead – A site to support families of children with Aspergers Syndrome
Recreational Group for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, Keene, NH
A social recreation group for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders. This group will offer adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders an opportunity to socialize on a regular basis, twice a month. Activities will be developed by the groups itself. This group is sponsored by the Asperger’s Autism Network (AANE). For more information or to sign up contact Joanna Andros at 603-852-8168 or email email@example.com.
Autism and Aspergers Parent Support Group, Sponsored by the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Training at Antioch University New England, monthly at 7:00. Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St. Keene, NH. Whether you are new to the diagnosis or have years of experience to share you will find something for you and your family. This is a peer lead support group open to all adult members of families containing an individual with autism or asperger’s syndrome. Come share your experiences, challenges and strategies for success with others. For more information contact Shelley Viles or call 603-283-2145
Support Group for ASD Families
Guilford Community Church
Child care is available–please RSVP
For more information please contact Lynette Howard (716-969-3394)
Moore Center Autism Support Group
Our meetings are held the first Monday of the month (except for July, August, September and January) from 6:30pm-8:30pm at The Moore Center’s main location: 195 McGregor Street, Suite 400, Manchester, NH (across from Catholic Medical Center). Enter through the Center Entrance and take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor. You will see signs for the meeting. Please RSVP for the meeting to Steve Hambleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Jillian Laham (email@example.com)
Applied Behavior Analysis Resources
Behavior Analyst Certification Board information on becoming and maintaining certification, as well consumer information such as finding Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts in your region.
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is a membership organization with the primary mission of serving the needs of professional behavior analyst practitioners credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABA International) is a nonprofit professional membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.
The Autism Special Interest Group, chartered by the Association for Behavior Analysis, brings together those individuals who specialize in or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of autism across the lifespan. The Autism SIG has three primary purposes: 1) To promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of autism treatment; 2) To advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments; and 3) To support consumers of ABA services.
The Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, an affiliated chapter of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) serving the Western, Massachusetts region.