ASD Resources

 

ASD Resources

On The Web

Autism & Special Needs Furniture – Specialized furniture that offers support and relief for individuals with autism and other special needs.

The Golden Hat Foundation – The Golden Hat Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived, by shining a light on their abilities and emphasizing their great potential. With proper education and career training, these individuals can truly realize their dreams.ÂOur long-term goals include the establishment of innovative post-high school campuses designed to truly honor all individuals on the autism spectrum by creating an environment that supports and respects their individual needs and strengths.

GRASP – GRASP’s mission is to improve the lives of adults and teens on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer supports, education, and advocacy.

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism – “Our primary goal is to promote awareness and support families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are committed to funding organizations that provide direct services, family support grants, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities with the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.”

The Autism Acceptance Project – “We, as autistic people and friends and family of autistic individuals, do not see autism as a “tragic epidemic.” We view autism as a part of life – with both challenges and abilities that deserve to be accommodated. We believe that autistic individuals have the right to participate in all levels of autism advocacy, at all levels of government, and at all agencies and committees making policies about autism, alongside families and supporters.”

The Autism News – A global autism news aggregate.

 

Los Angeles

Autism Society of Los Angeles – The Autism Society of Los Angeles is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides information, referral, support, and advocacy empowerment for the Autism Community.

HollyRod Foundation – “The HollyRod autism initiative is at work developing our new Compassionate Care Center for Autism. The first of these national centers will be built in Los Angeles with the goal of making critically needed services accessible to the underserved autism community at little to no cost to families… HollyRod Foundation is also raising funds to provide augmentative communication devices to nonverbal children with autism in underserved communities nationwide.”

The Speech Network –  Provides in-home services for children 0-3 years through contracts with state funded programs in CA, KY, and SC. Also servicing children in the public school setting through per diem SLP positions with local school districts.

Therapy West, Inc. and Play Studio –  Services and preschool for both special needs and typically adjusting children, starting at 18 months.

Working with Autism –  In-school, clinic- and home-based services for children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders.

 

USA General

Autism Society of America – Improving the lives of all affected by autism.

Easter Seals Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.

National Autism Association – The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.

 

British Columbia

Autism Society of British Columbia –  A parent based and directed society providing support to individuals with autism and their families in British Columbia and Yukon.

Canucks Autism Network Provides high quality recreational, sports, social and vocational development programs for individuals and families living with autism and builds capacity through community networks across British Columbia.

Kids Matter, Inc. – Since 1995, we have been supporting and guiding parents in British Columbia, Alberta and California and now, around the world. We help you toward reclaiming your child from the grip of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Anxiety Disorders, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), Semantic Pragmatic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Canada General

Autism Society Canada – “Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. You will also find news of our recent activities and publications.”

Society for Treatment of Autism – Society for Treatment of Autism (STA) is an Alberta-based registered charitable organization providing comprehensive treatment and educational services for people with autism and related disorders. STA offers quality support, consultation and educational services for families and communities in Alberta.

 

General Support

5 Minutes for Special Needs – Support. Insight. Inspiration.

 The SPD Blogger Network – This group blog is designed for those writing – or those who want to write –  about raising a child with Sensory Processing Disorder.  This is a  place to share stories.  All of our stories.

 

Products, Providers, Supplies, etc.

Ablenet – “At AbleNet, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by creating assistive technology products that transform their lives in simple, tangible, and powerful ways.”

AMC Theatres – Offers sensory-friendly movie screenings monthly.  Check the site for a theatre near you.

Autcraft – Autcraft is a whitelisted Minecraft server for children (and adults) that have autism and their families.

Autism on The Seas – “We are dedicated to servicing the cruising travel needs for individuals and families living with with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and all Cognitive, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as well as (but not limited to) Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.”

Dr. Gary Brown’s Autism Apps – During his forty years of clinical experience, Dr. Gary Brown has tried to provide low-cost ABA resources for caregivers so they can do their own ABA.

iTaalk – “Giving children with autism a voice… one iPad at a time.”

LucasWorks – LucasWorks is a family-owned company devoted to two principles:  1) to offer well made, reasonably priced products that focus on autism, children with special needs and adults with developmental disabilities; and 2) to employ people with autism, special needs and developmental disabilities in the production and sales of these products.

My Obstacle Course– “I use my knowledge and experience in education as well as all that I have learned from my son to show you how to make easy activities to help your child build different developmental and academic skills. As a mother of a child with special needs, I will share what I’ve learned from therapists and how to make activities to reinforce those skills in your home.”

The Speech Network – Provides in-home services for children 0-3 years through contracts with state funded programs in CA, KY, and SC. Also servicing children in the public school setting through per diem SLP positions with local school districts.

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