Resources for Parents and Children

The following is a collection of resources for those dealing with autism:

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: (ASAT) ASAT supports all scientifically sound research on the prevention, treatments and cure for autism. www.asatonline.org

Autism Speaks An organization committed to changing the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder. Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. Early intervention is the best way to combat autism. www.autismspeaks.org

Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN) CAN is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research into autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach. www.cureautismnow.org

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership: A group committed to raising awareness about this condition, while including those diagnosed with autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder on its advisory board and board of directors. www.grasp.org

New Jersey Center for Outreach Services for the Autism Community A nonprofit agency providing family and professional education, services and consultation to New Jersey's autism community. www.njcosac.org Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Led by parents, grandparents and relatives of children and adults with autism , OAR uses applied science to answer questions for the community. OAR"s Web site offers free online programs that can be downloaded for parents and professionals. http://www.researchautism.org

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support: Provides education about the issues surrounding Asperger's and Autism spectrum disorders. Sibling Support Project: The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the lifelong concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health concerns.

Probably best known for Sibshops -- programs for young brothers and sisters -- the Sibling Support Project also conducts workshops, hosts listservs and creates books for siblings, parents and service providers on siblings' concerns.

Don Meyer Director, Sibling Support Project A Kindering Center program 6512 23rd Ave. NW #213 Seattle, WA 98117 206-297-6368 Fax: 509-752-6789 donmeyer@siblingsupport.org http://www.thearc.org/siblingsupport/ online training calendar: http://plus.calendars.net/sibshop

Resource Books

Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome Haley Morgan Myles (who is 9-years old) Autism Asperger Publishing Company

Views from our Shoes and Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs Meyer, Donald University of Washington Press

Sibling of Children with Autism: A guide for Families Sandra Harris and Beth Glasberg Bethesda, MD woodbine House 2003

Behavioral Intervention or Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals Maurice, Catherine, Gina Green, and Stephen Luce eds Austin, TX Pro Ed Inc

Social Skills Picture Book Social skills training for children and adolescents with sasperger syndrome and social communications problems Asperger Publishing Company 2003

Asperger Syndrome Klein, Volkmar & Sparrow 2000 Gilliford Press

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence Practical Solution for School Success Myles & Adreon 2001 Autism Asperger Publishing Comp

How to Compromise with Your School District Without Compromising Your Child: A Field Guide for Getting Effective Services for Children with Special Needs, Mayerson, Gary New York, NY DRL Books 2204

Austism Spectrum Disorders Zager, Diane 2005 Lawarence Erlbaum Associates

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