Autism and Aspergers Links

Apps for Autism (Courtesy of Crotched Mountain ATECH Services)

Publications

  • A Parent’s Guide to Evidence Based Practice and Autism, a 212 page reference guide published by the National Autism Center. This guide summarizes current research in evidence based practices for Autism treatment.
  • Vermont Interagency White Paper on Autism Spectrum Disorders An interagency white paper to answer critical questions about Autism in Vermont.
  • Next Steps – A Guide for Families New to Autism Spectrum Disorders (2011) This booklet outlines helpful information and statewide resources for Vermont families with children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Best Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • 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 a†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.
  • New Hampshire Autism Council - Information on the membership and committee meetings of the council
  • 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.
  • Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide - This 12-minute presentation from Organization for Autism Research’s (OAR), is designed to help college-bound students with Asperger’s familiarize their professors, teaching assistants and others with the disorder.
  • 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.
  • Life’s Journey Through Autism - A Parent’s Guide to Assessment by the Organization for Autism Research
  • 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.

Employment


Advocacy Organizations


Faculty Links


Publishers of Autism/Asperger’s Related Books


Safety/Law Enforcement

  • AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: UNLESS YOU HAVE AUTISM What the Legal System Needs to Know About People With Autism Spectrum Disorders Ideas shared by Barbara T. Doyle, M.S.
  • 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.

Other Resources

  • Autism Live: Your Source for Autism Information
  • Autism TV - A website with video on a variety of autism topics.
  • Autism Speaks Resource Guide - A nationwide and local list of resources and providers assembled by Autism Speaks, searchable by location.
  • Aspie.com - Liane Holliday Willey’s Website on Asperger’s Syndrome
  • 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.
  • Autism Research Center
  • 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.
  • The Gray Center for Social Learning & Understanding Carol Grey’s web site
  • Maple Leaf Center - Information on Non-verbal Learning Disability
  • Maternal and Child Health Library
  • National Fragile X Foundation - Information on Fragile X Syndrome, including support, awareness, education, research and advocacy.
  • National Institute of Mental Health on Autism
  • Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Tony Attwood on Asperger’s Syndrome - Tony Attwood’s web site
  • 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

Blogs


Support Groups

  • 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 Association of New England – NH Chapter. For more information or to sign up contact Joanna Andros at 603-852-8168 or email joannaandros@hotmail.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
    Gilford, VT
    Monthly
    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 (s.hambleton@comcast.net) and/or Jillian Laham (jillian.laham@moorecenter.org)

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.
  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts 2009 Professional Employment Survey Results
  • 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.
  • The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies located in Eastern, Massachusetts.