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
Autism Spectrum Disorder Service Guidelines from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
SITE: Autism Spectrum Disorder Service Guidelines from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
DESCRIPTION: Titled "Autism: Reaching for a Brighter Future," This long document (105 pages as a 849KB PDF file), is intended to offer basic support and best practices for individuals with Autistic Specturm Disorders from birth to 21 years. The intended audience is everyone that works with people on the autistic spectrum: families, educators, medical professionals, care providers and other service providers. These are not written as mandatory activities, but as a guide for people working with ASD individuals. This is a great introductory work on the subject.
Autism 101 (Online Course from Autism Society of America)
SITE: Autism 101 (Online Course from Autism Society of America)
DESCRIPTION: An online course from the Autism Society of America provides useful information on Autism, especially for those trying to learn more about the condition. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The course covers the following areas: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder; Treatment Options; Treatment Assistance; Transition to Adulthood; and More Information and Resources.
July 26, 2006
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) information page from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
SITE: Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) information page from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
DESCRIPTION: Excellent basic source of information on Autism Spectrum Disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health. This is a nice overview of the condition, signs & symptoms, treatment options, and local services. This is a great general resource.
Autism Fact Sheet from Child Development Institute
SITE: From Child Development Institute
DESCRIPTION: This is another great resource on a variety of developmental issues facing children. The description of Autism includes: a basic definition, common signs, diagnosis and causes, role of genetics, change over time, treatments and links. The Child Development Institute was founded by Dr. Robert Myers, a Clinical Child Psychologist with 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and parents.
What is Autism (Autism Society of America)
SITE: From Autism Society of America
DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent source for an overview on Autism and other Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The description includes information on the prevalence of autism and links to discussions of the following issues: common characteristics, causes, diagnosing, working with professionals, and a link to a free online course on autism from the ASA.