August 09, 2006
Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
SITE: Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
DESCRIPTION: Excellent site from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). They were formed in 2001 by seven parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum, "OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. No other autism organization has this singular focus."
The site has very good information on Autism and resources that you can use. Of primary note are three books that can be downloaded in their entirety from the site:
A Parent's Guide to Research (the first book in the Life Journey through Autism Series that provides basic information on Autism, especially useful for the parent first discovering the diagnosis for a loved one).
An Educator’s Guide to Autism (the second book in the Life Journey through Autism series provides parents, teachers and education professionals with a plan for teaching a child with autism in the general elementary classroom setting).
An Educator’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome (the third book in the Life Journey Through Autism series that illustrates ways to work with Asperger Syndrome children within an inclusive classroom setting).This entry was posted in the following categories: Basic Information on ASD , Bibliographies , General Web Sites , Publishers of Books and Resources on Autism
July 27, 2006
Bibliographies and Suggested Readings for Autism on the Internet
SITE: Bibliographies and Suggested Readings for Autism on the Internet
DESCRIPTION: Article written by Corey Seeman for the newsletter of the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio's newsletter, the ANSO Forum. This article focuses on books and other printed materials on Autism.
July 26, 2006
Autism Real Stories and Tips (Beach Center on Disability)
SITE: Autism Real Stories and Tips (Beach Center on Disability)
DESCRIPTION: From the Beach Center on Disability from the University of Kansas, the "Real Stories and Tips" section includes "authentic helpful narratives collected by Beach Center staff or Beach Center Website users." The tips are "steps, procedures or strategies that have been recommended by Website users or Beach Center Staff." There are other disabilities documented in this site as well. These stories are brief and help provide the many different faces of autism and related disorders. Included on that page are links to other ASD resources on the Beach Center site and elsewhere.
Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network - Books on Autism Spectrum
SITE: Ontario Adult Autism Research and Support Network - Books on Autism Spectrum
DESCRIPTION: Another comprehensive resource for examining books on autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). This resource includes: Lists of best books on ASD; reviews of featured books on adult issues from their newsletter; notes on specialty publishers in the field; advice on ordering; topically organized bibliography with links to reviews; and a list of books and videos on ASD.
Autism Society of Michigan - Recommended Autism Books
SITE: Autism Society of Michigan - Recommended Autism Books
DESCRIPTION: A list of recommended titles by the Autism Society of Michigan Librarian, Anne Carpenter, a woman with autism. This is a good list of current titles with links to the associated pages on amazon.com. Purchases through that site benefit the Autism Society of Michigan.
Autism-Resources - Recommended Autism Books
SITE: Autism-Resources - Recommended Autism Books
DESCRIPTION: A subset of the above full list of books on autism and related disorders. The recommended autism books list is broken down into these categories: top ten; introduction and parenting; general books; treatments; accounts; education; juvenile; recent books; books to avoid; movies; and related books.
Autism-Resources - Autism Related Books
SITE: Autism-Resources - Autism Related Books
DESCRIPTION: Very comprehensive list of books that includes fiction, non-fiction, juvenile, and general interest books not specifically related to autism, but relevant.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders Collection Development for Libraries (Sending Postcards from the Airport)
SITE: Autistic Spectrum Disorders Collection Development for Libraries (Sending Postcards from the Airport)
DESCRIPTION: Geared towards libraries, this entry in the Collection Development Series of the periodical Library Journal provides a list of 27 books, 2 videos and 2 Internet sites that public libraries should know about, and in the case of the books and videos, have in their collection. This article was intended for libraries to compare their books on this subject and make sure that their material was up to date.