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I hope the links below will help you on your journey.



Categories:
GENERAL INFORMATION AUTISM/PDD SITES

GOVERNMENT
NATIONAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
FRAGILE X
RELATIONSHIPS
TECHNOLOGY
ADAPTIVE CLOTHING
ACTIVITES
ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
RESPITE
ADD/ADHD
LAWSUITS & LAWS FOR DISABILITIES
TRANSITION
ADVOCACY
MEDICAL SEARCH ENGINES

THE BRAIN
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
LEARNING DISABILITIES
EPILEPSY
TOURETTE SYNDROME

SIBLING ISSUES

EDUCATION
ABA-APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
DIET, SUPPLEMENTS, & LAB TESTING
SENSORY INTEGRATION
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY SITES
COLORING SITES
DIAGNOSIS
TREATMENTS
TEXAS LINKS

NOW THE LINKS BEGIN:

GENERAL INFORMATION AUTISM SITES

CAN - The Cure Autism Now Foundation
The Cure Autism Now Foundation is an organization of parents, clinicians and scientists dedicated to finding effective biological treatments, prevention and a cure or autism and related disorders.
www.canfoundation.org/

Center for the Study of Autism
(Autism.COM) Information on autism.
www.autism.com

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
A government site containing information and links for a variety of diseases. All information is available for public viewing.
www.cdc.gov

Combined Health Information Database
CHID is a database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.
www.cdc.gov

Autism Research Institute
ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood.
http://www.autism.com/ari/
To order the DAN Protocol and other publications-a must have for parents ($25.00's)
http://www.autism.com/ari/request.html

PowerPoint Presentations from the Spring 2001 DAN Conference
(Atlanta, GA 2001)
http://www.autism.com/ari/powerpoint.html

Mercury & Autism
http://www.autism.com/ari/mercurylong.html

Center for the Study of Autism

A comprehensive autism links page and is linked to the Autism Research Institute.
http://www.autism.com

The Autism Society of America Homepage
The main Homepage for the Autism Society, it has statistics and general information on autism, as well as a mailing list, information on joining and news updates.
www.autism-society.org

Autism Society of America Foundation

ADAF was founded in 1996 by the Autism Society of America, the largest and oldest organization representing people with autism. The primary mission of ASAF is to raise and allocate funds to address the many unanswered questions about autism. ASAF sponsors work as diverse as the people affected by autism, spanning such fields as neurobiology, education, behavioral science, adult services, and disability law.
www.autism-society.org/foundation/

F.E.A.T-Families for Early Autism Treatment
FEAT is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing world class Education, Advocacy, and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.
http://www.feat.org/

Sidney M. Baker, M.D, Medigenesis
"It finds others who fit your profile and/or your autistic child's profile, so you can benefit from your profile-mate's experience, and he/she/they can benefit from your experience."
http://www.medigenesis.com


ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia

One of the best sites for ABA information, legal documents for fighting school districts, and how best to implement an ABA program.
http://members.tripod.com/RSaffran/aba.html

Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Features the Metallothionein & Autism information.
http://www.hriptc.org
Their Autism Protocol that includes MT promotion, is found at
http://www.hriptc.org/autism_protocol.htm

Paper on autism w/checklist
Has a good checklist.
http://www.allkids.org/Epstein/Articles/Autism.html

Autism Main Index
Good source for updated info, one of the largest sites.
http://www.autismuk.com

Ooops....Wrong Planet! Syndrome
Autism Spectrum Resources.
http://www.isn.net/~jypsy

Autism TalkNet
Good place to share information
http://www.autismtalk.net

A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Autism by Willis S. Langford
http://www.talkinternational.com/issues_health_autism_guide_aug_03_01.htm

Unlocking Autism
http://www.unlockingautism.org

Behavior Analysis & Therapy, Inc.
A java-rich site with a lot of links and information
http://www.behavior-analysis.org/Default-F.htm

PDD Palace
personal page w/book list & resources
http://members.aol.com/pddpalace/index.html

Repligen
Repligen is the patent holder to Secretin
http://www.secretin-repligen.com

Autism Links
Many catagorized links
http://members.tripod.com/~transmil/alp.htm

Autism and ABA Resources

Comprehensive site for PA clinic
http://www.tclc.com

AUTISM Independent UK
Comprehensive site with lastest news.
http://www.autismuk.com/

Developmental Delays Resources
A lot of information & links about various delays & therapies.
http://www.devdelay.org/

Nerdworld-Autism
Great search and resource page
http://www.nerdworld.com/nw2383.html

The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Is a research based Institute that specializes in teaching pre-school aged children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and related developmental disabilities. The behavioral intervention program was developed in the Psychology Department of UCLA under the direction of Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas. It is based on extensive clinical experience and more than 35 years of scientific research.
http://www.lovaas.com/

The Association for Behavior Analysis
http://www.wmich.edu/aba/

What Is Autism?
A site giving some first hand views of what Autism is, in addition to clinical information and definitions.
http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~bordner/ani/definitions.html

Autistic.Net
Autistic.Net offers free information about the treatment and diagnosis of Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, as well as information about clinics for autistic children, support groups for parents, autism newsgroups and chat rooms.
www.autistic.net/

CAMP Homepage
Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) is a non-profit corporation established in 1979 to provide a wide range of recreational, rehabilitative, educational, and respite services for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
www.serve.com/campcamp/index01.htm

Different Roads to Learning
Different Roads to Learning is an on-line catalog specializing in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges. This catalog puts together educational toys and materials that stimulate the skills leading to speech and language for challenged children ages 2 to 10.
www.difflearn.com

Future Horizons
Future Horizons is a company that specializes in publishing books on autism. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.futurehorizons-autism.com

NINDS
Provides information for Patients, Clients, and Scientists, and information of the work being done by the Institute.
www.ninds.nih.gov

The NIDS Research Institute
Nuero Immune Dysfunction Syndromes Medical Advisory Board & Research Institute
http://www.nids.net/

Dr. Michael Goldberg's Site
Has a good page for suggested blood tests for our kids.
http://www.neuroimmunedr.com/

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 96,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. This site is a resource for ASHA members, persons interested in information about communication disorders, and for those wanting career and membership information.
www.asha.org

The Autism Picture Page
A site with photos of kids with autism, through donated pictures by parents. There is also text and sound references regarding autism.
http://autism.simplenet.com

Institute for Childhood Development
ABA information and activities.
http://icd.binghamton.edu/

Empowerment Zone
Family's page offers information, ideas, and software.
http://www.empowermentzone.com/#education

Photo CD Site-must purchase CD
Great pictures for all sorts of Autism teaching tools.
http://shops.looksmart.com/cgi-bin/ePages.storefront/1013082770/Product/View/9136&2D22431

Laureate Learning Systems
Has great software for learning language and other skills for children with disabilities.
http://www.laureatelearning.com/

Autism Network for Dietary Intervention(ANDI)
Providing Help And Support For Families Using A Gluten & Casein Free Diet In The Treatment Of Autism And Related Developmental Disabilities
http://www.autismndi.com/

National Alliance for Autism Research
The National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR, is a national nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to finding the causes, prevention, effective treatment and, ultimately, cure of the autism spectrum disorders.
http://www.naar.org/

Ariel's Web Site
http://www.autismsupport.org

Autism site at members.spree
Has good links for autism and good training for ABA, toilet training, fact sheets, where to start, TEACCH, and so much more.
http://members.spree.com/autism/

ABA Connections
Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (I4ASD) sets up home-based early intervention programs for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder or other related disabilities. The company is based in Atlanta, GA with availability throughout the Southeast.
http://www.abaconnections.com/

Applied Behavior Analysis Master's Program
University of South Florida
http://aba.grad.usf.edu/

Clarifying Comments On The UCLA Young Autism Project
Dr. Lovaas's comments on his study
http://www.feat.org/lovaas/full.htm

Surgeon General's Report on Autism
See the Surgeon General's opinions of ABA and other treatments.
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter3/sec6.html#autism

Circle Time Web Site
Has links for play.
http://www.circletime.com/subpgs/fealinks.htm#Games

Special Needs Network for Military Families
http://mfrc.calib.com/snn/

The Experts Accounts of life on the Spectrum
The homepages of people on the Spectrum and their parents
http://www.isn.net/~jypsy/experts.htm

Dana's View from the Inside
http://www.autismchannel.net/dana/

Bernie Windham's Web Site
http://home.earthlink.net/~berniew1/

Andy Cutler's Web Site
http://hometown.aol.com/noamalgam

Autism Videos

Provides information for sale.
http://www.autism.com/cont_ed_prog

Autism-PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Network)
Information guide dedicated to autism spectrum disorders
http://www.autism-pdd.net

Center for Study of Autism (CFA)
The center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficiency of various therapeutic interventions. Much research is in collaboration with the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California
http://www.autism.org

TEACCH
Treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/teacch

The Autism Channel
Provides chat, information and support to parents with children with autism or related disorder.
http://www.autism.clarityconnect.com

Camps for Autistic Children
http://wizard.ucr.edu/~wm/therapy.html

E-Groups to discuss topics such as Autism
To search for a group that is right for you or to create your own.
http://groups.yahoo.com/

Prescription Drug Reference
Search for information about drugs, side effects, and possible food and drug interactions.
http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS BY STATE
http://www.ed.gov/Programs/statelist.html

FEDERAL REGISTER-US DEPT.OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Provides a choice of the US Department of Education documents to be viewed.
http://gcs.ed.gov/fedreg/announce.htm

FEDERAL WORLD HOME PAGE
Provides a way to search within the government for reports and information.
http://www.fedworld.gov/#hletr

GPO ACCESS
Provides a link to search different departments of government.
http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/dbsearch.html

HHS AGENCIES
Home page for the office of Health and Human Services.
http://www.hhs.gov/progorg

IDEA PRACTICES
Resource and interactive website that provides service providers and local administrators with information and support for IDEA related concerns, issues, and strategies.
http://www.ideapractices.org

SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE
Provides information about social security.
http://www.ssa.gov

US DEPT OF EDUCATION
Home Page for the US Department of Education.
http://www.ed.gov

US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
US.Federal Government agencies directory.
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html

NATIONAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Provides information about organizations for people with disabilities, legislation, special projects, resources, membership, and links.
http://www.aauap.org


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION

Provides information on careers, publications, conference, etc.
http://www.aamr.org

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN
Providing a link between those with experiences to share and people seeking answers: services, resources, and links.
http://www.deafchildren.org

AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING
Provides information for professionals, students, and consumers
http://www.asha.org

NATIONAL EASTER SEAL SOCIETY
Non-profit, community-based heath agency dedication to helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater independence.
http://www.seals.org

NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER
Health information referral service.
http://nhic-nt.health.org

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILD AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)

National information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals, available in Spanish.
http://www.nichcy.org

NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER ON DEAFNESS INFOGO
Centralized source of accurate, up-to-date, objective information on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss.
http://www.gallaudet.edu/~nicd

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LIFE PLANNING FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES (NILPPD)
Serves as a national clearinghouse for persons with disabilities, families and professionals on all aspects of Life Planning.
http://www.sonic.net/~rfee

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health research organization: valuable information on specific mental disorders, diagnosis and treatment. (also in Spanish)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY & REHABILITATION RESEARCH
Provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disability.
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/NIDRR

NATONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
http://www.nmha.org

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITIES
Only National disability organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups, and all disabilities issues.
http://www.nod.org

NATIONAL PARENT NETWORK ON DISABILITY

Provide a presence and national voice for All families of children, youth and adults with disabilities.
http://www.npnd.org

NATIONAL REHABILITATION INFORMATION CENTER
Provides information on disability and rehabilitation.
http://www.cais.com/naric

FRAGILE X

FRAXA
http://www.fraxa.org

American College of Medical Genetics
http://www.faseb.org/genetics/acmg/pol-16.htm

National Center for Biotechnology Information
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/


RELATIONSHIPS

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES: UNDERSTANDING SIBLING ISSUES (NICHY)
Article on sibling issues.
http://Ldonline.org/ld_indepth/family/family-sib1.html

A SMATTERING OF SIBLING RESOURCES
A listing of books/resources for sibling of children with disabilities.
http://Funrsc.fairfield.edu/~jfleitas/siblinks.html

THE SIBLING SUPPORT PROJECT
Provides general information for siblings of all ages of children with special needs, resources, newsletter, information on sibshops.
http://www.chmc.org/departmt/sibsupp

TECHNOLOGY

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS
Provides information on assistive technology center, books, facts, and vendors.
http://www.ataccess.org

APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING LABS
Gives information on terms, devices, and types of equipment, also links to other resources.
http://www.asel.udel.edu

ADAPTIVE CLOTHING

KIDOVATIONS.COM
Adaptive clothing for children with disabilities that are fun and functional (also a monthly newsletter & discussion forum)
http://www.kidovations.com

FAMILY VILLAGE- ADAPTIVE CLOTHING

Provides vendor listing and other resources surrounding adaptive clothing.
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/at/adaptive-clothing.htm

PIP SQUEAKERS BABY SHOES
Baby shoes that help motivate babies with special needs to move, explore and walk.  
Parents with vision and mobility disabilities can HEAR when baby moves.
http://www.pipsqueakers.com


ACTIVITES

ALTERNATIVE LEISURE COMPANY
Provides information about trips and camps for children with disabilities.
http://www.alctrips.com

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Programs of sport training and competition for individuals with mental retardation.
http://search.acacamps.org/search.html


Girl Scouts with Special Needs
http://www.gsusa.org/adults/needs.html

Scouts Canada
http://www.scouts.ca/index.stm


Disney World and Disneyland -- Guests with Disabilities Information

This site establishes links to specific information related to the services and resources available at the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. 
http://www.disney.go.com/disabilities/index.html
Disney World Visitors with Disabilities
Question/Answer format. 
http://www.affordabledisney.com/visitors_with_disabilities.html

 

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

ASPEN- ASPERGER SYNDROME EDUCATION NETWORK, INC.
Education about issues, support, and advocacy.
http://www.aspennj.org

ASPEN OF AMERICA
Provides support and information to parents of children with Asperger's and related disorders.
http://www.asperger.org

University Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome
This site has good information on the university experience, including how to succeed during your years in attendance, life in the dormitories, extracurriculars, support services, moving from university to work, and many other subjects.
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~cns/index.html

Tony Attwood
Tony Attwood's site, an expert on Asperger Syndrome.
http://www.tonyattwood.com/

OASIS -- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
This is one of the most comprehensive sites for children and adults with Asperger Syndrome.
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/index.html


RESPITE

THE ARC'S Q&A ON RESPITE CARE
Information on respite.
http://www.thearc.org/faqs/respite.html

THE JP DAS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CENTRE
Containing valuable information, resources in five major areas: inclusive education, violence & disability, developmental disabilities, human ethics, and links by categories; for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
http://www.quasar.ualberta.ca/ddc/INDEX.html

ZERO TO THREE: NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS, & FAMILIES
Goal is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers; links and resources.
http://www.zerotothree.org

ADD/ADHD

A.D.D.
Treatment and Research Center.
http://www.cpgs.com/add

A.D.D. CLINIC
Diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder.
http://www.addclinic.com

A.D.D. (C.H.A.D.D.)
Diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder.
http://www.addclinic.com

ADD (C.H.A.D.D)
Works to improve the lives of those with ADD/ADHD through education, support, and advocacy.
http://www.chadd.org

ADD & OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDER IN CHILDREN &ADULTS
Article on this issue, and links
http://users.choice.net/~digital/index.htm

ADD/ADHD
Important information regarding the side effects of common medications.
http://www.sinbad.net/business/adds

ADD/ADHD SUPPORT GROUP
Online support group also provides news, information, research and links.
http://www.adders.org

LAWS FOR DISABILITIES

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Library directory of topics on the American with Disabilities Act.
http://handicap.bfn.org/public/ada.html

LAWS AFFECTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Listing of materials and directories around issues of law available for order.
http://www.lrp.com/Education/books.htm

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISSEMINATION OF DISABILITY RESEARCH (NCDDR)
Provides information on research in the area of children with disabilities and collaboration between federal agencies.
http://www.ncddr.org/index.html

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS-DEPART OF EDUCATION
Office of Civil Rights that provides information on the law, recent publications, and links.
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR

THE HANEN EARLY LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Provides information about the program concerning lanuage delay and updates of research and materials for purchase.
http://www.hanen.org

WRIGHTS LAW WEB PAGE
Has information about special education laws.
http://www.wrightslaw.com/

INJURY LAWYER NETWORK
Free information on lawsuits such as: mercury, Thimerosal, MMR vaccines.
http://www.injury-lawyer-network.com/autism.htm

NATIONAL VACCINE FOUNDATION
If you feel that your child has had an adverse reaction from a vaccine, or if you think a vaccine caused your child's autism, contact them and you may be eligible for money from this injury. This is a Federal program and you must seek out their compensation before starting a lawsuit.

http://www.909shot.com/

HITT, PATTERSON & SELL
Jeff Sell has 2 autistic sons and is true fighter for our children. He has a lot of knowledge about autism, vaccine injuries, and of course a lot more.
http://www.HittPattersonSell.com

VACCINE INJURY ALLIANCE
http:// www.vaccineinjury.org

Williams Bailey Law Firm, L.L.P
.http://www.williamsbailey.com/

Conway, Homer & Chin-Caplan, P.C.
http://www.ccandh.com/

Shoemaker & Horn
http://www.attorneyaccess.net/

Investigating Vaccination
http://www.crosswinds.net/%7Evaxchoice/

Thimerosal Information
http://www.access1.net/via/VACCINE/thimerosal.htm
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm

P.R.O.V.E.
http://www.vaccineinfo.net/

NVICP
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/vicp/

Vaccine Information & Awareness (VIA)
http://www.access1.net/via/

Autism Mercury Web Site
http://www.autism-mercury.com

P.A.V.E.
http://www.vaccines.bizland.com/

Autism and Vaccines
http://www.altcorp.com/autismvaccines.htm

VIRC
http://www.unc.edu/%7Eaphillip/www/vaccine/resrcntr.htm

Waters & Kraus
http://www.autismlawyer.net
Andy Waters, Waters & Kraus, announced that his firm is now in possession of a previously unreleased confidential report authored by Centers for Disease Control scientists which studied autism as a potential neurological injury caused by mercury in children's vaccines. 
http://www.autismfraud.com/press_release.htm

Hard to read file to download concerning the CDC report.
http://www.autismfraud.com/00000121.tiff

Vaccine Exemptions by State
http://www.access1.net/via/STATES/howto.htm
http://www.access1.net/via

TRANSITION

ALLEN, SHEA, AND ASSOCIATES
Professional services in planning, research, and such within the human services for developmental disabilities.
http://www.allenshea.com

FACTS/LRE PROJECT
Guide for families planning your child's transition.
http://facts.crc.uiuc.edu/facts4/facts4.html

PREPARING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FOR SCHOOL
Article with information on how government supports readiness, special problems faced during transition.
http://kidsource.com/kidsource/content3/preparing.disble.p.k12.2.html

ADVOCACY

ARC OF THE US
National organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.
http://www.thearc.org

CHILDREN NOW
Group working to advocate for children and famililes.
http://www.childrennow.org

CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND
Provides valuable information about the chilren's population in the US and articles on several issues, also a Parent Resource Network.
http://www.childrensdefense.org

FAMILY USA FOUNDATION: THE VOICE FOR HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS
Provides information about children's health.
http://www.familiesusa.org

PARENT'S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Parent Borchure on rights.
http://www.accesseric.org/resources/parent/disab1.html

PARENTS PLACE
Site for families and parents.

REFERENCE CIRCULAR PARENT'S GUIDE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES: RESOURCES & SERVICES
Wide range of information to assist in promoting the development of a child with disablitites from infancy to age 5.
http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/parents.html

MEDICAL SEARCH ENGINES

Avicenna: http://www.avicenna.com

Health Gate Medline Access: 
http://healthgate.com/HealthGate/MEDLINE/serch.shtml

Health World Medline Access:
http://www.healthy.net/library/search/medline.htm

MedScape:  
http://www.medscape.com

Webcrawler Autism Search
Even more Autism links
http://www.webcrawler.com/cgi-bin/WebQuery?searchText=autism

Yahoo Autism Search
Tons of links!
http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=autism

THE BRAIN

BRAIN INJURY CENTER
An information get away regarding acquired brain injury.
http://www.braincenter.org

BRAIN INJURY GUIDE
Personal page providing information, story, and links.
http://members.aol.com/bigkate4/big.htm

BRAIN INJURY INFORMATION
Statistics, coma information, email support groups, resources and links.
http://tbinet.org

BRAIN-NET
International Consultancy in child development; U.K. site about brain injury available in English, Dutch, and Italian.
http://www.btinternet.com/~brain.net/

COMA WAITING PLACE
Directed to those who are waiting while someone is in a coma, information about brain injury, resources, and reports.
http://www.waiting.com

THE PERSPECTIVE NETWORK
Focuses to communicate public awareness and knowledge of acquired brain injury.
http://www.tbi.org

THE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) PROJECT
Serves as a resource for families of students with ABI/TBI.
http://www.sped.ukans.edu /spedprojects/tbi/TBIhomepage.html/

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY MODEL SYSTEM
Links to publications, a database, news, the center for outcome measurement, and other areas.
http://www.tbims.org


COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

KIDSSOURCE ONLINE: SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROBLEMS
Basic explanation of oral language disorders.
http://www.kidssource.com/LDA/spoken_language.htm

NATIONAL APHASIA ASSOCIATON
Promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist families.
http://www.aphasia.org

THE NEW SIMPLIFIED SIGN LANGUAGE
http://www.simplifiedsigns.org

LEARNING DISABILITIES

ESSENTIAL LEARNING INSTITUTE
Information on LD with audio introduction option.
http://www.rsts.net/eli/index.html

LD ONLINE
Interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.
http://www.ldonline.org/index.html

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Dedicated to enhancing quality of life, alleviating restricting effects. And supporting endeavors to determine causes of learning disabilities.
http://www.ldanatl.org

LEARNING DISABILITIES CLINIC
Private educational treatment facility to children, adolescents, and adults, dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full learning potential.
http://wwwldclinic.org

NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISABILITIEES
Provides information, resources, referral services, public awareness, advocacy and more.
http://www.ncld.org

SPECIAL KIDS
Reaching and teaching kids with disabilities through videos, CD-Roms, and picture books.
http://specialkids1.com

THE LEARNING CENTER
Information about testing and enrichment; Educational an counseling services to children and adults.
http://learningcenteronline1.com

EPILEPSY

EPILEPSIA
Official journal of The International League Against Epilepsy.
http://www.epilepsia.com

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Provides information on advocacy, services, publications, research, etc.
http://www.efa.org

EPILEPSY INTERNATIONAL

Provides a large, comprehensive and well-designed educational and informational resource for epilepsy.
In English and Spanish.
http://www.epiworld.com

THE EPICENTRE
Provides basic information & answers about epilepsy.
http://137.172.248.46/epilepsy.htm

THE BRAIN CONNECTION
An interesting website on the brain and how it works 
http://www.brainconnection.com

TOURETTE SYNDROME

THE FACTS ABOUT TOURETTE SYNDROME
A collection of general information, FAQ's causes, related problems, and links.
http://members.tripod.com/~tourette13

SIBLING ISSUES

The Sibling Support Project
"The Sibling Support Project is a national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. The project is based at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, Washington."
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/sibsupp/
Siblings of Autism
From the site: "Being a sibling of someone with Autism has made me realize that many things in life require hard work, patience and understanding. I thought up the idea for siblingsofautism.com when I was thirteen almost fourteen. Our Family was going through some stressful times and I looked, in vain, for a place to vent my feelings and a place just to chat with someone who knew what I was going through. This page is made not only for a support group for siblings of children with these disorders, but also as a page to help people who have not been exposed to Autism, learn more about it."
http://www.siblingsofautism.com/
Support for Siblings of Individuals with Autism
"Within this section we have gathered together details of: Personal experiences of siblings of people with autism, Ideas for family days out, Support groups for siblings, On-line support for siblings, Useful reading for siblings."
http://www.oneworld.org/autism_uk/family/sibling.html
 

EDUCATION

Special Education at About.com!
If you need to know anything about Special Ed, Pat Linkhorn, the
Spec Ed Guide at About.com, has it here.

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Classroom strategies for the Autistic and Asperger's student in the
mainstream school environment.

Autism and Asperger's: The State of Play
A good review of various issues involved with education for the
Autistic and Asperger's student.

Developing the Individual Education Plan
This IEP informational packet is valuable for all parents dealing with
special education issues.

Division TEACCH

The mission of TEACCH is to enable Autistics to function as
meaningfully as possible within the community.

Educational Rights
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law which
guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child
with a disability.

Project P.A.C.E.
A Portland, Oregon based organization that provides training
seminars for parents, professionals and school districts around the
world.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
A summary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and it's
amendments.

Autism/PDD & SSI Disability
A diagnosis of Autism or PDD used to mean automatic qualification
for SSI but now things aren't that simple. Read about what you
need to know to help your child's case be allowed.

New Early Screening Guidelines Published
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed new
guidelines for early screening of children at risk for Autism. Their
endorsement along with those of other organizations is a big step
toward developing an early intervention plan that will be effective
in working with this disease.

ABA Links

ABA/VB e-groups
Connect with other therapist across the world.

You must join to read and post here. I really enjoy the ideas therapists post.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DTT-NET and
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autismaba/ or
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VerbalBehavior

The ME list database:
http://www2.addr.com/~me-list/databases/

Consulting Behavior Analyst (AVB specialization)
Has ideas and information on how to teach ABA or VB.
www.ChristinaBurkABA.com

Association for Behavior Analysis
http://www.wmich.edu/aba/

Dr. Vincent Carbone's Verbal Behavior Website
http://www.drcarbone.net

Family's Web Page in South Carolina
http://hometown.aol.com/sheeanaa/page1.html

Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic & Research Home Page
http://info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/

RSaffran's Web Site -very good page for anything dealing with Autism
http://members.tripod.com/RSaffran/aba.html#districts

A Maine Family's Early Intervention Program for Autism - PDD
http://www.gwi.net/goplay/

John Wobus' Homepage
http://www.autism-resources.com/

Wisconsin Early Autism Project
Replicated Lovaas' Treatment Findings-look at how great the in-home therapy kids did!!
http://www.wiautism.com/

The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Is a research based Institute that specializes in teaching pre-school aged children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and related developmental disabilities. The behavioral intervention program was developed in the Psychology Department of UCLA under the direction of Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas. It is based on extensive clinical experience and more than 35 years of scientific research.
http://www.lovaas.com

Behavior Analysis & Therapy, Inc.
A java-rich site with a lot of links and information
http://www.behavior-analysis.org/Default-F.htm

Preparation Classes & Supervision for the
Florida/National Behavior Analysis Certification Examination

by Behavior Analysis & Therapy, Inc.
http://www.behavior-analysis.org/Certification/CBA%20Training.htm

New School for the Learning Sciences
A nonprofit, Internet-based institution offering advanced training in the learning sciences from scientists and scholars throughout the world, for parents, students and learners throughout the world, featuring courses such as: ***Behavior Analyst Certification Exam Preparation,
***Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Children.

www.nsls.com

Autism and ABA Resources
Comprehensive site for PA clinic
http://www.tclc.com

Empowerment Zone
Family's page offers information, ideas, and software.
http://www.empowermentzone.com/#education

Evie's Web Page from the UK
http://www.rees-shah.co.uk/Eviespag.htm

Recovery Zone
http://pages.prodigy.net/damianporcari/recovery.htm

School Districts that pay for ABA Programs
http://pages.prodigy.net/damianporcari/school.htm#School_Issues

Legal cases involving suits to pay for ABA Programs
http://pages.prodigy.net/damianporcari/legal.html#Legal_Issues

Feat-information on funding
http://www.feat.org/FEATorg/FeatLinks.htm

Gary S. Mayerson Sponsored Site-law information to help parents get funding.
http://www.mayerslaw.com

Wrights Law on Special Education
http://www.wrightslaw.com

Me List-Sign upand view the database on ABA drills, resources, and more
http://www.addr.com/~me-list/databases

Ten Common Roadblocks When Beginning a Home Program
http://www.nationalspeech.com/news.htm#Quest3/Article

ABA Internet Course Department of Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas
BEHAVIOR PRINCIPLES I An Intro Course Available on the Internet
Introduction to applied behavior analysis. For enrollment information please contact Dr. June Powell by email: jpowell@scs.cmm.unt.edu or web site: http://webct.courses.unt.edu/public/BEHV2300SG/

TxABA website for workshop and ABA Trainers Group information:
www.scs.unt.edu/depts/behv/txaba

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis- Home of behavior analysts in the Sunshine State.
http://www.psy.fsu.edu/~FABA/index.html

Tennessee ABA- Tennessee's ABA affiliate.

http://www.taba.org

Northwestern ABA- Behavior Analysis in Washington State and the region.

http://www.cwu.edu/~warren/nwaba/

North Carolina ABA- Conference announcements for NC area behavior analysts.

http://www.uncc.edu/~fhspoone/NCABA/

THE DIET LINKS

ANDI-Autism Network for Dietary Intervention
Homepage for this well-known organization.
http://www.autismNDI.com/

Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.'s Web Site
http://members.aol.com/lisas156/index.htm

New Diets
New Diets features gluten free/casein free (GF/CF) recipes
http://www.newdiets.com

SC Diet
http://www.scdiet.org

Feingold Diet
Good list of phenolic foods-PST deficiency.
http://www.feingold.org

The Great Plains Laboratory
http://www.autism.com/shaw-yeast/contents.html

A&A Amazing Foods
http://www.amazingfoods.com/

GFCF Kids
Great GFCF food lists & information.
http://www.gfcfdiet.com/index.htm

Miss Roben's Allergy Foods
http://www.missroben.com/

The Gluten Free Pantry
http://www.glutenfree.com/

Gluten Solutions
http://www.glutensolutions.com

Kinnikinick Foods
http://www.kinnikinnick.com

Dietary Specialties
http://www.dietspec.com

Ener-G Foods
http://www2.digimktg.com/enrg/enHome1.tmpl?Src=

Gluten Free Mall
http://www.glutenfreemall.com

Dietary Specialties Shoppe
http://www.dietaryshoppe.com

Glutino
http://www.glutino.com

Authentic Foods
http://www.authenticfoods.com

Karyn Seroussi's article from Parent's Magazine
http://members.aol.com/autismndi/PAGES/PMarticl.htm

Karyn's Frequently Asked Questions About Dietary Intervention
http://members.aol.com/autismndi/PAGES/faq.htm

Parent Support System
http://members.aol.com/autismndi/PAGES/PASS.htm

AUTISM-FBI List (Fighting Back with dietary Intervention)
http://www.egroups.com/group/AUTISM-FBI

Autism & Diet: Eight Years of Experience
http://www.advimoss.no/gfcf_results.htm

AiA Home Page
http://www.demon.co.uk/charities/AIA/aia.htm

The Autism Research Group
http://osiris.sunderland.ac.uk/autism/

International Autism Treatment Center
http://www.gnd.org/autism/autism.htm

Vance's Foods (makes DariFree™ potato-based milk substitute)
http://www.vancesfoods.com

Baked Creations by Kristin
http://www.creationsbykristin.com/index.html


SUPPLEMENTS & RELATED PRODUCTS:

BrainchildsNutritionals
http://www.brainchildnutritionals.com

Hopewell Pharmacy (DanPlex)
http://www.hopewellrx.com

Houston Nutraceuticals, Inc.
http://www.houstonni.com/

Kirkman Labs 
SuperNuThera, TMG, EnZymAid, epsom salt cream, etc.
http://www.kirkmanlabs.com

Klaire Labs (SerenAid, etc.)
http://www.klaire.com

Source Naturals
Offers a chewable vitamin B
http://www.sourcenaturals.com/home.html

The Modern Herbalist
http://www.modernherbalist.com/index.html

The Vitamin Lady
http://www.vitaminlady.com/

Vitamin Research Products
Offers DMSA without a prescription.
http://www.vrpcentral.net

TESTING/LAB WORK:

Great Plains Laboratory
http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/

Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
http://www.gsdl.com/

Health Choice
Call (877) 339-2444 9-5 pacific
They do not require a doctor's signature; in fact, 
they provide the doctor's signature.  They are also very reasonable.  
http://healthchoice.net/lab/labtest_menu.html

DDI - (800) 323-2784 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, central time) 
Great place to do hair testing and other tests.  The Autism Mercury List
has the counting rules for DDI (they are the one's that do the actual testing) for heavy metals, including mercury.  You need these counting rules to determine if there is high mercury, because mercury will usually not test out of the normal range because it has settled into the tissues (based on Andy Cutler's book/experiences).  You will need a doctor to sign to have this test done (they may need to set up an account).
http://www.doctorsdata.com
If you want to have the same hair test done at DDI but do not want to go through a doctor, 
you can order the test through:
Direct Laboratory Services, Inc.

Call 1 (800) 908-0000Ext. 404  , Mon-Fri, 8-5 Central Time
and one of their doctors will order the test for you, for a mark up of about $37.00s.
Although there is a markup, you won't have to pay for a doctor's office visit.
http://directlab.com/

LEAP Blood Test for Food Sensitivities
http://www.leapallergy.com

SEARCH FOR DOCTORS 
THAT MAY HAVE DIETARY KNOWLEDGE:

DAN! Practitioner List -- United States

DAN! Practitioner List -- Outside the U.S.

Alternative Medicine Network
http://www.sonic.net/~nexus/listdocs.html

American Academy of Environmental Medicine
http://www.healthy.net/asp/Associations/assocsearch.asp?table
=American+Academy+of+Environmental+Medicine

American College for Advancement in Medicine
http://www.acam.org/asp/AssocSearch.asp

EarthMed
http://www.earthmed.com/find_practitioners.asp

SENSORY INTEGRATION LINKS

Belle Curve Records, SI products and expertise available.
http://www.bellecurve.com/

Carol Kranowitz's site
http://www.out-of-sync-child.com

Marie's Sensory Integration Page, one mother's compendium on SI
http://www.mindspring.com/~mariep/si/sensory.integration.html

Pocketful of Therapy - Toys and educational products
http://pfot.com

Sensory Integration According to Cindy Hatch-Rasmussen, OTR,
the Center for the Study of Autism's SI link
http://www.autism.org/si.html

Sensory Integration Resource Center
http://uchsc.edu/sinet

Theraproducts
http://www.theraproducts.com

Special Clothes for special children
http://www.weightedvest.com

S.I. Net - Sensory Integration Resource Center
http://www.sinetwork.org

Nashville Sensory Integrative Dysfunction Foundation
http://www.nashvillesid.com

Sensory Comfort
http://www.sensorycomfort.com

Sensory Integration International
http://home.earthlink.net/~sensoryint/

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.org

Developmental Concepts
http://www.atready.com

Fractiles
http://www.fractiles.com

Henry Occupational Therapy Services Inc
http://www.gtcs.com/sponsors/henry/index2.html

KidPower
http://www.kid-power.com/sid.html

Through the Looking Glass
http://www.lookingglass.org

The Unicorn Children's Foundation
http://www.saveachild.com

Ideal Lives
http://www.ideallives.com

Exceptional Parent
http://www.eparent.com

Internet Resources for Special Children
http://www.irsc.org

Prelude Music Therapy
http://preludetherapy.home.att.net

West Music
http://westmusic.com

Sensory Resources
http://www.sensoryresources.com/index.asp

FUN SITES FOR KIDS-CRAFTS & GAMES

ARTS & CRAFTS

KinderArt
http://www.kinderart.com/lessons.htm

Michael's
http://www.michaels.com/kids/kid-main.html

The Mailbox
http://www.themailbox.com/

Hands on Crafts for Kids
http://www.crafts4kids.com/

Makingfriends.com
http://www.makingfriends.com/

The Mining Company Crafts for Kids
http://craftsforkids.miningco.com/mbody.htm

Arts and Craft Projects for Preschoolers
http://www.inmotion-pcs.com/amass/theboss/artsn.htm

Funroom.com Crafts for Kids
http://tac.shopnetmall.com/www.funroom.com/Craftindex.html

Kinderplanet Crafts
http://www.kinderplanet.com/makestuf.htm

Makestuff.com
http://www.makestuff.com/kidstuff.html

Camp Crafts
http://www.guidezone.skl.com/campc.htm

Crayola Craft Central
http://www.crayola.com/craft_index.html

GuideZone Crafts
http://www.guidezone.skl.com/i_kd_crafts.htm

Hobby Lobby Project Sheets
http://www.hobbylobby.com/site2/projects/project.htm

Jim Speirs' Scouting Page
http://www.interlog.com/~speirs/index.htm

Squigly's Arts & Crafts for Kids
http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/ArtsAndCrafts/index.html

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids
http://www.members.home.net/leannee/

Bozo's Crafts
http://www.wgntv.com/bozo/crafts.html

Toddler Crafts
http://www.stretcher.com/stories/981214b.htm

Art Links for Kids
http://www.webfoundations.com/JustForKids/art.html

KinderCrafts - Enchanted Learning Software
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/

Pleasant Surprizes Crafts
http://hometown.aol.com/Surprizes/SurprizesCrafts.html

Danielle's Place
http://www.daniellesplace.com/

Eileen's Camp Crafts and Other Fun Things
http://members.home.net/saw2/crafts/index.html

The Mining Company Special Days Crafts
http://craftsforkids.miningco.com/library/blspecdays.htm?pid=2779&cob=home

ChildFun.com
http://www.childfun.com/crafts/

Fun For Kids by Jen
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1850/

The Open Directory Preschool Arts and Crafts
http://207.200.73.135/Home/Kids/Arts_and_Crafts/Pre-school_arts_and_crafts/

Family.Com Craft Finder
http://family.go.com/Categories/crafts/

Home Arts: Rainy Day Projects
http://homearts.com/depts/family/00rain11.htm

Kinder Planet
http://www.kinderplanet.com/index.htm

Kids Domain Crafts
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/index.html

GusTown: Craft Corner
http://gustown.com/Museum/Crafts/SpringCrafts.html

Kids CRAFT - The Ultimate Kids Resource
http://www.users.bigpond.com/rob_annie/kidscraft/

Hafta Craft Arts and Crafts Links
http://www.haftacraft.com/hafta_surf.htm

Link for visually cued instruction for autism
http://www.talklc.com/handout/Visually_Cued_Instruction.html

Donna's Day Home Page
http://www.ktca.org/donnasday/index.html

MUSIC

Fifty Songs every child should know
http://family.go.com/Categories/Education/Features/
family_1998_10/dony/dony108songs/dony108songs2.html

Music and Movement
http://www0.delphi.com/care/music/music.html

Nursery Rhymes
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymesABC.html

Musical Museum
http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/index.html

Mother Goose
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymes.html

GAMES

Games Kids Play
http://www.corpcomm.net/~gnieboer/gamehome.htm

Games for Ages 7 and 8
http://www.skl.com/~guidezon/jm_games_brownies.htm

Games for Ages 5 and 6
http://www.skl.com/~guidezon/jm_games_sparks.htm

Noncompetitive Games
http://www.circletime.com/ct1998/v01-04/evrywin.htm

Group Games
http://www.thepartyworks.com/group.htm

Circle Time Magazine Activities
http://www.circletime.com/subpgs/fealinks.htm#Games

Creative Creations Web Site Activities
http://www.datasync.com/waidsoft/funkids.html

RECIPES

The Idea Box Craft Recipes
http://www.theideabox.com/ideas.nsf/craft+recipe

Dido's Play Dough and Craft Recipes
http://www.mnsinc.com/osfan/playdo.htm

The Mining Company's Craft Recipes
http://craftsforkids.miningco.com/msubcrecipe.htm?
pid=2779&cob=home&TMog=
72892358363310&Mint=72892358363310&FFV=1

Wendy's Craft Recipes
http://www.netfix.com/poptart/craftres.htm

Family.com Clay Time
http://family.go.com/Categories/Activities/Features/family_1996_
05/famf/famf199605_ff56clay/famf199605_ff56clay.html

Salt Dough from A to Z
http://www.sentex.net/~kramer/crafts/from_a-z.html

Craft Recipes by Ellen Davis
http://homepages.uc.edu/~edavis/kids-list/crafts/doughs.html

Scouting Craft Recipes
http://www.melborponsti.com/speirs/crafts/index.htm

Kids Craft Recipe Factory
http://members.aol.com/sail2957

The Kinderart Kitchen
http://www.kinderart.com/krecipe.htm

Tactile Media Recipes
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6478/tactile.htm

Bubble Girl's Recipe Page
http://www.acgilbert.org/recipes.html

Secret Solutions - Bubble-Mania!
http://www.bubblemania.com/faq/solution.html

KIDS COOKING

The Idea Box Recipes
http://www.theideabox.com/ideas.nsf/recipe

Galaxy cooking with Kids
http://www.weeklyreader.com/features/cookwka.html

Jell-O Kids' Cooking
http://kraftfoods.com/html/features/jello.html

Fun with Fruit and Vegetables
http://www.dole5aday.com/COOK/BREAK.html

SOAR's Kid's Recipes
http://soar.berkeley.edu/recipes/kids

Recipes for Preschoolers
http://www.inmotion-pcs.com/amass/theboss/recipe.htm

Easy Recipes for Kids
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/%7Esarah/rdr020.html

Whirlpool Really Cooking Kids Recipes
http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/whr/cookin/kids/more.html

Father's World: Dads and Kids Cooking Together
http://www.fathersworld.com/recipes/dadscookin/index.html

Kowalskis Kid's Section
http://kowalskis.com/kids.htm

Kids's Kings of the Kitchen
http://www.scoreone.com/kids_kitchen/index.htm

Family Food Zone: Kids Cooking Tips
http://www.familyfoodzone.com/cooking/tip.html

Kid's Cooking Club
http://www.kidscook.com/

Cooking With Kids for Dummies
http://www.cookingwithkids.com/

Kitchen Kids Links
http://www.techedlab.com/techkids/cooking.html

Roll the Can Ice Cream
http://members.tripod.com/~Akasha_3/edibles.html

GENERAL SITES

DIFFERENT ROADS TO LEARNING
Writing and discrete trial information.
http://www.difflearn.com/

MELINDA SMITH'S WEB PAGE
This website was created to help teach play and social skills to children with autistic spectrum disorder. Has great links for play & pretend.
http://melindasmith.home.mindspring.com/

BEYOND AUTISM
A fantastic site with helpful information, fun stuff, and links.
http://trainland.tripod.com/

ABOUT.COM
Farm Animal Crafts for kids to do-with parents help.
http://craftsforkids.about.com/parenting/craftsforkids/cs/farmanimalcrafts/index.htm

Circle Time
Ideas and links for kids.
http://www.circletime.com/subpgs/fealinks.htm#Games

COLORING WEB SITES

http://www.execpc.com/~byb/paint.html
http://www.cyberkids.com/cw/index.html
http://www.greenvalley.com/coloring/colorme1.html http://disney.go.com/DisneyVideos/Oliver_and_Company/treasure/treasure.html http://www.janbrett.com/activities_pages.htm#Artwork http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/adv/kidspage/colorpic.htm
http://www.coloringpage.org/
http://www.thecrayonhouse.com/
http://www.haringkids.com/activit/color/color.htm
http://thecolorsite.com/ http://www.kidzdraw.com/ http://place.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/index.htm http://www2.ctw.org/sesamestreet/coloringpages/0,5903,,00.html http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/coloring-cb.htm
http://www.coloringbook.com/

DIAGNOSIS

LINKS
See my links page to learn as much as possible about autism.

DAN Protocol
Read about treatments and what is new in autism.

Special Education at About.com!
If you need to know anything about Special Ed, Pat Linkhorn, the
Spec Ed Guide at About.com, has it here.

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Classroom strategies for the Autistic and Asperger's student in the
mainstream school environment.

Autism and Asperger's: The State of Play
A good review of various issues involved with education for the
Autistic and Asperger's student.

Developing the Individual Education Plan
This IEP informational packet is valuable for all parents dealing with
special education issues.

Division TEACCH

The mission of TEACCH is to enable Autistics to function as
meaningfully as possible within the community.

Educational Rights
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law which
guarantees a free and appropriate public education for every child
with a disability.

Project P.A.C.E.
A Portland, Oregon based organization that provides training
seminars for parents, professionals and school districts around the
world.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
A summary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and it's
amendments.

Autism/PDD & SSI Disability
A diagnosis of Autism or PDD used to mean automatic qualification
for SSI but now things aren't that simple. Read about what you
need to know to help your child's case be allowed.

New Early Screening Guidelines Published
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed new
guidelines for early screening of children at risk for Autism. Their
endorsement along with those of other organizations is a big step
toward developing an early intervention plan that will be effective
in working with this disease.

A Case for Neurobiological Workup in Autism
The author suggests a more rigorous diagnostic procedure would
better identify the nature of Autism.

Autism, Puberty and the Possibility of Seizures
In about 25% of Autistic children, puberty brings on seizures. This
paper discusses the diagnostic issues and implications.

Autism-Related Disorders in the DSM-IV
Provides the basic diagnostic criteria needed to make a valid
diagnosis of Autism and other PDD conditions.

Autistic Disorder Symptoms
This site provides a listing of many of the commonly seen
behavioral diagnostic criteria.

DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger's Disorder

This site provides the diagnostic criteria needed to diagnose
Asperger's Syndrome. It also provides Gillberg's Criteria for
diagnosis.

Getting a Diagnosis of Asperger's or PDD in Canada
This page lists out the requirements for a medical diagnosis of
either Asperger's or PDD in Canada.

New Definition of Autism
Dr. Goldberg offers a new look at Autism.

Screening Tools List for Doctors
Early Intervention is the key with Autism and PDD. This is a
screening list for physicians and parents.

TREATMENTS

The Autism Society has a chart that compares some of these treatments.

To help judge how much a treatment is helping parents suggested to go to: http://www.autism.com/atec/ and answer the questions. You will get a score to compare how things are going. You may hear other parents talking about an ATEC improvement score for a particular treatment and this is where you can score things and help Dr. Rimland track treatments. Under the assessment period I would suggest you say baseline on your treatment information.

EDUCATION/MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
ABA
TEACCH
Picture Exchange system(PECS)
See this site for free PECS.
The Son-Rise Program®
Facilitated Communication

DIET INTERVENTION
Gluten Free Casien Free Diet

ANDI
Kirkmanlabs

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE INTERVENTIONS
Alternative Therapies for Children with
Brain Injury and Developmental Disorders

DAN Protocol (from Defeat Autism Now)
 To request the DAN Protocol
S.F.T.A.H. Society For The Autistically Handicapped -Page on Secretin
Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization
Food Allergy Net
Chelation

BODY & MIND THERAPIES
Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy
Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Auditory Treatments
Auditory Integration Training
AIT-Berard Method

Tomatis Method
Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI)

Speech and Language Therapy
ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mark L. Sundberg
Vince Carbone
Applied Verbal Behavior 

AVB
-see above also.
Behavior Analysts, Inc

Play Therapies
The Miller Method

The Greenspan Method

COMPUTER RELATED
Do To Learn
Laureate Learning Systems
Fast ForWord by Scientific Learning

TEXAS LINKS

STATE CENTERS & CHAPTERS
STATE OFFICES
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS/ OFFICES

STATE CENTERS & CHAPTERS

Texas Center for Autism Research and Treatment (TCART)
DIRECTOR: Vernon L. James, M.D.
16111 Nachogdoches
San Antonio,Texas 78247
Phone: 210-590-3381

Fax: 210-590-3143
http://www.tcart.org
email: Dessie-Vernon.James@worldnet.att.net

The Autistic Treatment Centers of Texas
Dallas Offices 10503 Forest Ln. #100
Dallas, Texas 75243
Office: 972-644-2076 Fax: 972-644-5650
San Antonio Offices 16111 Nacogdoches
San Antonio, Texas 78247
Office: 210-590-2107 Fax: 210-590-3143
http://www.atcoftexas.org/default.htm
email: info@atcoftexas.org

Texas Autism Advocacy  
Is an e-mail yahoo group where parents across Texas help and support eachother.
To join go to the link above or their web site.

Collin County Chapter Plano
http://autism-ascc.org/

Denton County Autism Society
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3565/

East Texas Chapter Gladewater
http://www.geocities.com/asatx

Families for Early Autism Treatment (Houston)
http://www.neosoft.com/FEAT_Houston

Families for Early Autism North Texas
http://www.flash.net/~sjapollo/featnt.htm

Fort Worth Mid-Cities Autism Society
http://www.asgtc.org

San Antonio Autism Society
http://www.sanantonioautism.org

Texas Assistive Technology Partnership
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/coe/depts/sped/tatp/tatp.html

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
http://www.kidquest.com/asa

Texas State Resources at NICHCY
http://www.nichcy.org/stateshe/tx.htm

Texas-Autism-Advocacy e-Group List's Web Site
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/autismlist

STATE OFFICES

Texas Gene Lenz, Senior Director
Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education
1701 North Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701-1494
(512) 463-9414; Fax: (512) 463-9560; (800) 252-9668
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed

TEA complaint line (or call with questions) 1-800-252-9668
OSEP Continuous Improvement Monitoring Process
The Texas Public Comment Meeting Report is available.

Texas Department of Insurance Complaints Resolution,
(MC 111-1A) 333 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701 (512) 463-6515; (800) 252-3439
http://www.tdi.state.tx.us

Texas Vernon M. Arrell, Commissioner
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
4900 North Lamar, Room 7102
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-4001; Fax: (512) 424-4012;
P/TTY: (800) 628-5115
http://www.rehab.state.tx.us

Texas Roger A. Webb, Executive Director
Texas Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities
4900 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-4080; TTY: (512) 424-4099;
(800) 262-0334; Fax: (512) 424-4097
txddc@rehab.state.tx.us
http://www.rehab.state.tx.us/tpcdd/index.htm

Texas Jim Comstock-Galagan, Executive Director
Advocacy, Inc. 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 171-E
Autsin, TX 78757-1024
(512) 454-4816;
Fax: (512) 323-0902; (800) 252-9108
infoai@advocacyinc.org
http://www.advocacyinc.org

Texas Agnes A. Johnson
Grassroots Consortium
6202 Belmark Post Office Box 61628
Huston, TX 77087 (713) 643-9576;
Fax: (713) 643-6291
speckids@pdq.net

David Meraz, Director
Parents Supporting Parents Network
601 North Texas Boulevard, Suite C
Weslaco, TX 78596
(956) 447-8408; (956) 973-9503
weslaco@gte.net
http://www.thearcoftexas.org

Janice Meyer, Project Director
Partners Resource Network, Inc.
1090 Longfellow Drive, Suite B
Beaumont, TX 77706-4819
(409) 898-4684; (800) 866-4726 (In TX);
Fax: (409) 898-4869
http://www.partnerstx.org

Project PODER
1017 North Main Avenue,
Suite 207 San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 222-2637; (800) 682-9747
http://www.tfepoder.org

HOPE Worldwide-Texas
Volunteers with autistic children-contact:
Penny Sahatrungsinee at 972-434-1940.

The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
Autism Research
http://www.uth.tmc.edu/uth_orgs/pub_affairs/uthouston/mar_96/aut.html

State of Texas Web Site

A Texas web site where you can fill out a form and see if you qualify for any programs such as SSI, Medicaid, and more.
http://www.txstars.net/servlet/HSGServlet

Texas Department of Human Services - TDHS
This is the general address for all of the TDHS offices.
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas  78714-9030

512-438-3011

Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation

MHMR's link for the Houston area
Mental Health Care for Houston
They have a link for all the elected officials and legislative alerts.
909 West 45th Street
P.O. Box 12668
Austin, TX 78711-2668
(512) 454-3761
1-800-252-8154

Texas Department of Health
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
Toll free: 1-888-963-7111
(512)458-7111
TDD (512)458-7708

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
Local in San Antonio: 727 E Durango, SAT 78206 , 210-472-4400
Hearing & Appeals:  731-3301,M-F 7:00am-7:00pm

TDHS-Community Living Assistance and Support Services - CLASS
Program provides home and community based services to individuals with related conditions
as a cost-effective alternative to ICCF-MR/RC institutional placement.
Long waiting list (around 7 years) so sign up now.
My ARC case worker helped me sign up.
877-438-5658
1-512-438-5658


Home and Community-Based Services Program - HCS
contact local Mental Retardation Authority (in San Antonio, The Center for Health Care Services)
ARC of Texas
1-512-206-5755

TDMH- In-Home and Family Support Services
San Antonio:731-1335

TDH- Children's Health Insurance Program - CHIP
800-647-6558

TDH- Community Care For the Aged and Disabled - CCAD

TDH- Comprehensive Care Program/ Home Health Services
800-252-9330

TDH- Medically Dependent Children's Program - MDCP
1-877-438-5658

TDHS- Community Based Alternatives - CBA
Medicaid Wavier Program for adults with medical needs.
377-3550
1-512-438-5658

Medical Programs
-Medicaid
Building 4
909 West 45th St.
Austin, TX 78711-2668
(512) 206-5700

Mental Retardation Local Authority Program-MRLA
Contact local mental retardation office for information.

TDHS- Deaf- Blind Multiple Disabilities Waiver
Medicaid Wavier Program for those with D-B and Multiple Disabled. 
1-512-438-2622 1-512-424-4185 Toll free(877)438-5658

TDHS- Medicare Hotline 800-252-8263

Chronically Ill and Disabled Children's Program - CIDC
For families 200% above the poverty level down (insurance)
1-800-252-8023

Early Childhood Intervention - ECI
Children 0-3 years old
1-800-250-2246

Texas Respite Resource Network
210-704-2794

TDPRS- Protective & Regulatory Services ( Children & Adults)
1-800-252-5400, 24 hour hotline
1-512-438-4778

Texas Rehabilitation Commission-TRC
1-800-628-5115

Texas Commission for the Blind-TCB
1-800-252-5204

Texas Workforce Commission-TWC
1-512-381-4200

ICF-MR  1-800-292-2065

The ARC of Texas 1-800-252-9729
The Arc of the Capital Area (formerly the Arc of Austin)
The Arc of Dallas
The Arc of Fort Bend County
Arc of Greater Houston
The Arc of San Antonio

PART  1-512-453-7145

Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)
 P.O. Box 27086
San Antonio, Texas 78227
(210) 292-3566 (210) 292-3567 Fax: (210) 292-3576 (210) 292- 3577

Kidds' Kids
 c/o 106.1 KISS-FM
P.O. Box 106
Dallas, Texas 75221

NICHCY Texas Contact Sheet
Find your government officials e-mail addresses and web sites to a lot of places.

Partners Resource Network, Inc. - The PATH Project
1090 Longfellow, Suite B * Beaumont, TX * 77706-4819
409-898-4684 or 800-866-4726

Texas Advocates Supporting Kids with Disabilities (T.A.S.K.)

 P.O. Box 162685
Austin, Texas  78716
Telephone: 512 336-0897

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