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Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

  1. 1. Autism Resources Joan Bartel Stephanie Symes VAST
  2. 2. Informational/Education
  3. 3. FIRST SIGNS <ul><li>www.firstsigns.org </li></ul><ul><li>First Signs, Inc., A national non-profit organization whose goal is to improve screening and referral practices and to lower the age at which children are identified with autism and related disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>Video glossary of early red flags of ASD (100+ and free) </li></ul><ul><li>Information on typical developmental milestones, red flags of ASD, what ASD is, advice on what to do if concerns and how to share concerns with others, screening, diagnosis and treatment, research, and products offered by First Signs, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Links to articles, books and literature, web sites, videos and DVDs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Autism Speaks <ul><li>www.autismspeaks.org </li></ul><ul><li>Video glossary that can be used to see the differences between children on the autism spectrum and typically developing children </li></ul><ul><li>Short articles on topics like “What is Autism,” “What to Do About It,” and “Navigating the Spectrum.” </li></ul><ul><li>Press releases and current events related to autism </li></ul><ul><li>Videos of expert interviews </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>http:// autisminternetmodules.org </li></ul><ul><li>AIM was developed by Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorder Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC), and the Geneva Centre for Autism, Toronto, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>60 modules on assessment and identification, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment Each module contains a pre- and post-assessment, an overview, learner objectives, content summary, references, documents, discussion questions, and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Contains clear information on the fundamentals of ASD. </li></ul><ul><li>A work-in-progress, some modules are still being developed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ICAN <ul><li>www.autismnetwork.org </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (iCAN) and State Departments of Education of Connecticut, Minnesota, and the University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>7 modules on characteristics, assessment, academic, behavioral, communication, environmental, and social interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Each module contains an introduction, overview, lecture, quiz, FAQ, references, and forum </li></ul><ul><li>Contains clear information on the fundamentals of ASD. </li></ul>
  7. 7. CNN <ul><li>www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/news/autism/ </li></ul><ul><li>A special site dedicated to news related to autism </li></ul><ul><li>Includes news articles, human-interest stories, and video clips </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tony Attwood <ul><li>www.tonyattwood.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for professionals, parents, and people with Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Includes issues, resources, research, and links </li></ul><ul><li>Under publications, has research from journals on various topics related to Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Many recommended books and videos from Tony Atwood and others </li></ul>
  9. 9. Autism Society of America <ul><li>www.autism-society.org </li></ul><ul><li>Autism Society of Wisconsin </li></ul><ul><li>www.asw4autism.org </li></ul><ul><li>National and state resources for autism </li></ul><ul><li>Resources, research, and personal perspectives </li></ul>
  10. 10. Autism Society of Greater Madison <ul><li>www.autismmadison.org </li></ul><ul><li>Local chapter of the Autism Society of America </li></ul><ul><li>Support group for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops presented </li></ul><ul><li>AUsome Social Group for kids on the spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Resource directory available to download </li></ul>
  11. 11. Asperger Tips <ul><li>Quick and easy to understand information about Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Each section contains what it looks like and teaching tips </li></ul><ul><li>Has chapters on communication, social interaction, sensory issues, behavior, academics, and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Includes links to other websites </li></ul><ul><li>Option to purchase a copy of the book </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Gray Center <ul><li>www.thegraycenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Gray, developer of social stories </li></ul><ul><li>Information on identifying a child with ASD, sensory integration, social stories </li></ul><ul><li>Contains links to related sites on the internet, including experts in the field, books and articles </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Gray books/videos available for purchase </li></ul>
  13. 13. Autism Resources <ul><li>www.autism-resources.com/link/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by the father of a child with autism </li></ul><ul><li>Links to many sites, books, and other resources for autism </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a link to Ben’s Asperger Room, a site for primary age children to help them understand their condition </li></ul>
  14. 14. neurodiversity.com <ul><li>www.neurodiversity.com </li></ul><ul><li>A wide-range of information related to ASD </li></ul><ul><li>Many links to other resources too numerous to name </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teaching Tools
  16. 16. Do2Learn <ul><li>www.do2learn.com </li></ul><ul><li>A website designed for teachers of students with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>Some free printables and activities in addition to items for purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Includes songs, games, and picture cards </li></ul><ul><li>Special advice section, ideas for classroom setup, feeling charts, fine motor activities, and more! </li></ul>
  17. 17. polyxo.com <ul><li>www.polyxo.com </li></ul><ul><li>A website dedicated to people who work with kids on the spectrum including parents and professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Offers background information and descriptions of a variety of instructional techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the many resources available include sample social stories and data sheets that can be printed </li></ul>
  18. 18. Autism 4 Teachers <ul><li>www.autism4teachers.com </li></ul><ul><li>Created by 4 teachers of students with autism </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of resources for teachers about topics like communication, behavior, assistive technology, classroom setup, and many more </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other resources available on the web </li></ul>
  19. 19. Special Education Site <ul><li>http//:tp053.k12.sd.us/special_education_sites.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a site for educators by Tania Larson Kraus </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variety of social stories </li></ul><ul><li>Link to autism resources </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Teacher’s Guide <ul><li>http//:theteachersguide.com/specialeducation.html </li></ul><ul><li>Links to autism websites and books </li></ul>
  21. 21. Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support <ul><li>www.udel/edu/bkirby/asperger/ </li></ul><ul><li>Educational implications and ideas for classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Message boards </li></ul><ul><li>Research papers </li></ul>
  22. 22. Office Playground <ul><li>www.officeplayground.com </li></ul><ul><li>Office toy retailer </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a wide variety of “fidget toys” at reasonable prices </li></ul>
  23. 23. Chart Jungle <ul><li>www.chartjungle.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy Shepherd </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a wide-variety of free and not-so-free printables of calendars, behavior charts, data collection charts, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Can be difficult to navigate through the “jungle” </li></ul>
  24. 24. People on the Spectrum
  25. 25. Aspergers Parallel Planet <ul><li>http://asplanet.info </li></ul><ul><li>A website created by Alyson Bradley, a woman with Asperger’s Syndrome and other disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Includes her favorite videos and articles related to autism and Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Provides insight into what it is like as a person with Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul>
  26. 26. Donna Williams <ul><li>www.donnawilliams.net </li></ul><ul><li>A woman who is on the autism spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Author of several books including autobiographies, textbooks, and poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Includes photos, artwork, and personal perspectives </li></ul>
  27. 27. Aspergernauts <ul><li>www.aspergernauts.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>A website created by Gareth Roberts, a person with Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Provides insight into what it is like to be a person with Asperger’s Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Directed at parents, professionals, and people on the spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a self help and advice page that people on the spectrum can go to for help </li></ul>
  28. 28. Asperger Adults Differently Abled <ul><li>www.aspergeradults.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by AJ Mahari, an adult with Asperger’s </li></ul><ul><li>For adults with Asperger’s and those who love them </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Video podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Links to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of opportunities for first-hand accounts </li></ul>
  29. 29. VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
  30. 30. LMC Destiny <ul><li>The district library directory </li></ul><ul><li>VASD homepage>Staff Quicklinks>LMC-Destiny>select any school>type “autism” in Find field>Select Verona Area School District in Look In field>select Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Verona Autism Support Team (VAST) </li></ul>
  31. 31. Deb Donley <ul><li>www.verona.k12.wi.us/page.cfm?p=4322 </li></ul><ul><li>or VASD homepage>type “Donley” in Search field>Select Assistive Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Lists AT resources </li></ul>
  32. 32. Verona Autism Support Team <ul><li>8-member VASD team who have undergone specialized training in the area of autism. </li></ul><ul><li>Under the leadership of Kate McGinnity </li></ul><ul><li>Consults in the Verona Area School District </li></ul><ul><li>Provides workshops to VASD employees </li></ul>
  33. 33. Spanish Resources <ul><li>www.manitasporautismo.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.autismstuff.com/books/spanish/htm </li></ul>
  34. 34. OTHER
  35. 35. Brain Information <ul><li>http:// brainimaging.waisman.wisc.edu/pubs/dalton.html </li></ul><ul><li>Waisman Lab for Brain Imaging and Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Research articles on brain research related to autism </li></ul>

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