The world of autism – with all its red tape, paperwork, varying laws/opinions, IEP messes, decisions, meetings, doctors, you name it – is, at its best, difficult to manage. Maybe you’re new to all this and all you can think is HELP!
On this page I’ll be collecting resources to find you the help you need.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet – from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Autismnow.org – Resources on autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities to help individuals, their families and caregivers from childhood to adulthood
- Autism Service Dogs – Autism service dogs, like any others, are trained to perform specific tasks to help their human companions navigate the world
- Autism Source – Find local resources, providers, services, and support for Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Autism Support Group – Free autism education and peer support community for adults, parents and children
- If I Need Help – For those who may elope, wander, or run away, this nonprofit uses QR code technology to reunite lost individuals wth their loved ones
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) – Learn about IEPs for kids with autism and other developmental issues. Includes information about your child’s legal rights and a guide to the referral and evaluation process.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – A parent’s guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how to use it to help your child. (National Center for Learning Disabilities)
- Organization for Autism Research’s PDF – Life Journey through Autism: Navigating the Special Education System
- 22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders – These are some suggestions from someone who teaches special education teachers
Teaching Your Child about Peers with Special Needs – Disability awareness, compassion, and making friends in the classroom
Please feel free to submit articles, support/ guidance pieces, informational papers, etc. to me by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be adding them to this page if I find them valuable, non-inflammatory, non-judgmental, and helpful to those who may need a boost, an ear, some information, an explanation, or simply an outstretched hand.