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 26, 2006
SITE: Woodbine House
DESCRIPTION: Woodbine House is one of the largest publishers of books for people with a variety of special needs including Autism. Of primary note is the Topics in Autism series that includes seven books highlighting different areas, relationships and aspects of Autism. They also publish books geared towards youth readers on children with special needs.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
SITE: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
DESCRIPTION: One of the most prolific publishers of books on autism, Jessica Kingsley publishes professional and academic books on social and behavioral sciences including: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism and other Syndromes, Parenting, Health & Social Care, and other related topics. They are the publishers of numerous personal narratives written by both ASD parents as well as first hand accounts from people with ASD.
SITE: Future Horizons
DESCRIPTION: Future Horizons handles books, workbooks, videos and other forms of media on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. They also have an active conference program, promoting and hosting conferences all across the country. They are a particularly good source for workbooks and other teaching tools for children with special needs. Their links page includes a number of valuable Internet resources.
Different Roads to Learning
SITE: Different Roads to Learning
DESCRIPTION: Different Roads to Learning is a publisher that provides "appropriate and affordable materials to help our children [with ASD] find their potential." The produce and sell flashcards, resources for PECS communication, and other educational tools that can be used when working with children on the Autstic Spectrum.