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Idaho Asperger and Autistic Spectrum Support Group

Discussion GroupClick on this Heart to go to the Asperger Discussion Board



Artwork by Children with Asperger Syndrome
Autism Resources in Spanish

Items of Local Interest
Local Resources
Support Groups
State Resources and Organizations - Idaho
Vehicle Safety Restraints
The Perfect Child - Daniel's Story
Asperger Syndrome and Autism Links
Links to Other Related or Similar Disorders
Search the Web
About this Page

Artwork by Children with Asperger Syndrome

Meet Alexiya and other young artists at the Gallery of ONline Autism Spectrum Art
See my son's artwork at Daniel's Art

Autism Resources in Spanish

Lista de Correo Electrónico Autismo en Español
AUTISMO: Causas, Presentación y manejo
Autismo : Página de Carlos Poveda
La Cartelera de Autismo

Items of Local Interest

Idaho Asperger and Autistic Spectrum Disorders Support Group
Due to the lack of an appropriate meeting place, and vacation and family commitments, we do not have any meetings currently planned. This is currently an on-line support group only. If we can find a place and a time to meet, the information will be posted here. Many of us find it very difficult to attend meetings and either bring our children, or find child care, so at this time this group consists mainly of this website and discussion board. To find support and talk to other parents facing the delights and challenges of Asperger Syndrome click on the heart at the top of this page and leave a message on the discussion board, or just click here. The message board is new, so be patient until enough people discover it to get some really good discussions going. Leaving your own message will help a lot. If enough people show an interest, I may be able to start an e-mail list for this group. If you are interested in joining an e-mail list, please send me a message indicating your interest.

Local (Boise Area - Idaho) Resources


Si Steinberg, M.D.
Board Certified Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist
6138 West Emerald - Suite B
Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: (208) 376-7976


David B. Bettis, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology
St. Luke's Medical Office Plaza
333 North First Street Suite 130
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 344-2525

EPSTD Service Coordination

Linda Burns
Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc.
1076 N. Cole Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: 376-4999

Kelly M. Hall, M.A.
Boise, ID
Phone: (208) 375-5349

Other Services - Developmental Therapy, Group Homes, Personal Care Service Providers

All Valley Home Health Care
36 N. 1st
Eagle, Idaho 83616
Phone:(208) 939-3030
"We Take The Stress Out of Home Care"

Community Partnerships of Idaho, Inc.
1076 N. Cole Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone: 376-4999
"Working for individuals with disabilities"

Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital
204 Fort Place
Boise, Idaho 83702
Speech Department Phone:(208) 333-2246

Tomorrow's Hope, Inc
27 East Fairview Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 888-5201

Legal Issues

CO-AD, Inc.
Disability Advocacy Services
4477 Emerald St. Suite B-100
Boise, Idaho 83706
Phone: (208) 336-5353

Support Groups

Idaho Asperger and Autistic Spectrum Disorders Support Group - write to Lee Podolan:

Autism Advocates of Idaho, Inc.- e-mail -

State Resources and Organizations - Idaho

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - links to services information

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL)
Parents Education and Resource Center (PERC)
4696 Overland Road, Suite 478
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 342-5884 (Voice/TDD)
1-800-242-IPUL (4785) (Idaho only)
Fax: (208) 342-1408

Vehicle Safety Restraints

Some parents of children with Asperger Syndrome have difficulty keeping their children in regular seatbelts. We had this problem, and it was very difficult to find anything either locally, or on the Internet that suited our particular needs. We finally found a school bus products company who carry a wide range of child restraints for use in vehicles. They are EASYWAY Products Co., Phone: 1-800-543-4532. They were very helpful to us and sent us a catalogue. They have buckle guards (to keep the child from opening the seat belt buckle), car seats, and safety vests.

Asperger Syndrome and Autism Links

O.A.S.I.S. - Asperger Support Information On-Line Asperger's Syndrome Information and Support. This is a must-see site for anyone interested in Asperger Syndrome. It contains important information for parents, educators, doctors, and anyone who works with children or adults with Asperger Syndrome. Please explore this site first if you need information about Asperger Syndrome. Check out this site to learn how to join a private e-mail list for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.
Asperger/Autism: On the Same Page. This is another excellent resource site for Asperger Syndrome and Autism. There are many links to resources around the world. Don't miss this one.
Division TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped CHildren.
Understanding the Student with Asperger Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers - by Karen Williams (from O.A.S.I.S.)
General Information about Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
A Pediatric View of the Treatment Options for the Autistic Syndrome (from TEACCH)
A Review of Seizure Disorders and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome in the Autistic Population (from TEACCH)
Blinded By Their Strengths: The Topsy-Turvy World of Asperger's Syndrome - by Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (from O.A.S.I.S)
Asperger's Syndrome Information Package - by the Autism Society of America
Autism Society of America
S.F.T.A.H. - Society for the Autistically Handicapped - First hand experiences of people with these disorders.
"Autistic Syndrome" - A Medical Problem - by Michael J. Goldberg, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Plain Talk about PDD and the Diagnosis of Autism - by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
Asperger's Syndrome - Educational Management Issues - by Susan Jackel, B.Ed.
Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism - by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger's Disorder
"Peaceful Coexistance" - Autism, Asperger's, Hyperlexia - by Lynn Richman (from AHA site)
Diagnosis of the Syndrome of Autism: Questions Parents Ask
Autism: 20 Most Asked Questions

Links to Other Related or Similar Disorders and Disorders that Frequently Coexist With Asperger's Syndrome

Hyperlexia - American Hyperlexia Association Home Page
Attention Deficit Disorder - FAQ
Semantic Pragmatic Disorder
Treatment for Central Auditory Processing Problems
Parent's Checklist for Children's Problems with Speech, Hearing, and Learning
Tourette Syndrome Information
Tourette Syndrome Primer
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Fragile X Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Prader - Willi Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Williams Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Rett Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Angelman Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Landau - Kleffner Syndrome - by Stephen M Edelson, Ph.D.
Bill's Face Blindness Pages (Prosopagnosia)
Auditory Integration Training
Internet Links to Childhood Disorders

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Disclaimer: Please consult your health care professional for diagnosis and/or treatment. Self diagnosis or treatment, without consultation with a health care professional could be dangerous and/or ineffective. This page is intended to provide information and resources only.

About this Page: I am the parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome and Central Auditory Processing Disorder. I developed this page to provide information and support about Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, and to provide a list of local resources for Idaho families. I am not a health care professional, and cannot dispense medical advice. I hope that through this page, I can provide some support to those facing the daily challenges and delights of raising a child with Asperger Syndrome. If you have any comments, suggestions, something you would like to have added to this page, or if you just want to talk to another parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome, please feel free to contact me at: Remember, you are not alone! - Lee Podolan

Last Updated on November 3, 1998 by Lee Podolan