Organizations

National Asperger’s Organizations

The information describing each resource comes directly from the organization itself. Most of these organizations have local chapters.

Autism Society of America

www.autismsociety.org

The leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. Mission Statement: Improving the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org

At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism.

GRASP  (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)

www.grasp.org

GRASP is an educational and advocacy organization for individuals with autism spectrum disorders offering information and autism resources.

OASIS (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support)

www.aspergersyndrome.org

Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center that joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

The National Autistic Society

www.autism.org.uk

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide informationsupport and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. This site also has a page that lists autism-related charities all around the world.

Educational Sources

IDEA

idea.ed.gov

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law put in place to ensure services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. Visit the website at

Early Intervention Support

www.earlyinterventionsupport.com/resources/links/state.aspx

A great website that gives info on what Early Interventions are available state by state.

Do2learn

www.dotolearn.com

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material and transition guides for employment and life skills. My favorite section is the social skills toolbox. It’s great stuff, and most of it is free!!!

I’m Determined

www.imdetermined.org

This website is filled with tools to help your child take control of his education and future. You will find templates for one-pagers, goal setting, and even a form to help the student figure out what he needs to do to have a good day at school.

Social Thinking

www.socialthinking.com

This site offers tons of articles and information as well as products to purchase such as games, books, DVDs etc. that can help our kids with perspective and other social skills that are sometimes hard for them.

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