Autism Resources and References
A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery
by Christina Adams
Autism & Early Intervention: Real life Questions, Real life Answers
by Dr. James Ball, Ed.D. BCBA.
The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
by Stanley Greenspan, Serena Wieder, Robin Simons
Could it be Autism?
by Nancy Wiseman
A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach
by Stanley Greenspan
The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child
by Nancy D. Wiseman
The Functional Emotional Assessment Scale For Infancy and Early Childhood: Clinical and Research Applications
by Stanley Greenspan, Georgia DeGangi, Serena Wieder
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Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Sandra L. Harris, Mary Jane Weiss
Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment
by Ennio Cipani, PhD
Buy from Springer Publishing
A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
by Joanna Keating-Velasco
Acting for Kids on the Autistic Spectrum
by Alisa Wolf
Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism
by Nicole Martin
Autism in the School-Aged Child: Expanding Behavioral Strategies and Promoting Success
by Carol Schmidt, Beth Heybyrne
Baj and the Word Launcher: Space Age Asperger's Adventures in Communication
by Pamela Victor
Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD and Asperger's
by Janet Tubbs
Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Other Neurological Disorders- Achieve Results at Home and Without Drugs
by Dr. Robert Melillo
Focus on Music 2: Exploring the Musicality of Children and Young People with Retinopathy of Prematurity
by Adam Ockelford and Christina Matawa
Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
by Rebecca A. Moyes
by Sharrie Warner
Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for Children with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders
by Sabrina Freeman, Lorelei Dake
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Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies for Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities
by Robert L. Koegel, Lynn Kern Koegel
Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism: Scripts and Script Fading
by Lynn McClannahan, Patricia Krantz
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism
by Ellen Sabin
The New Social Story Book: Illustrated Edition
by Carol Gray
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen
Visual Strategies for Improving Communication : Practical Supports for School & Home
by Linda A. Hodgdon
You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom!
by Paula Klut
Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Chantal Sicile-Kira
Adults with Autism
The Life and Message of the Real Rain Man: The Journey of a Mega-Savant
by Fran Peek, Lisa Hanson
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
by Temple Grandin
Medical, Biomedical, Diet Interventions
The Autism and ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) and Other Interventions
by Barrie Silberberg
Autism and Its Medical Management: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
by Michael G., M.D. Chez
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Autism, Brain, and Environment
by Richard Lathe
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD
by William Shaw
Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet
by Elaine Gottschall
Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians
by Bryan Jepson, MD
Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder
by Jaquelyn McCandless
Clinical Manual for the Treatment of Autism
by Eric Hollander and Evdokia, M.D. Anagnostou
Buy from Amazon.com Diet Intervention and Autism: Implementing the Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet for Autistic Children and Adults: A Guide for Parents
by Marilyn Le Breton
Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's or ADHD
by Elizabeth Strickland, Registered Dietician
Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions
by Karen L. Defelice
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy
by David Kirby
Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reason for Hope and Guidance for Help
by Lynn M. Hamilton
Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
by Christopher Gavigan
Special Diets for Special Kids, Two
by Lisa Lewis
Special Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn and Thrive
by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD
Sting of the Medical Mosquito
by Robert Caires
The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes
Christopher Gillberg, Mary Coleman
The Neurology of Autism
by Mary Coleman
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Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior
by David Comings
Understanding Autism: From Basic Neuroscience to Treatment
by Steve Moldin, John Rubenstein
Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know
by Paul Offit, Louis Bell
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
by Stephanie Cave
Autism Journey Guide
by Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Purchase from TACA.
Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research & Recovery
by Karyn Seroussi
A Child's Journey Out of Autism: One Family's Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure
by Leeann Whiffen
A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays: Recognizing and Coping with Missed Milestones in Speech, Movement, Learning, and Other Areas
by Laurie LeComer
A Regular Guy Growing up with Autism: A Family's Story of Love and Acceptance
by Laura Shumaker
A Stolen Life
by Marge Grant
Purchase from Amazon.com
Accept No Autism: Our Family's Story of Recovery
by Tatianna Dickets
Alex the Boy: Episodes From a Family's Life With Autism
by Jeff Stimpson
Andrew's Story: One Boy's Journey Back From Autism
by Julie K. Heinks
by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Busting the Myths
by Lynn Adams, PhD
Autism Is A Blessing
by Patty Corrigan Myers
Autism's Hidden Blessings: Discovering God's Promise for Autistic Children and Their Families
by Kelly Langston
Autism: Life in the Prism
by Kristina E. DesJardins
Awakening Ashley: Mozart Knocks Autism On its Ear
by Sharon Ruben
Between Their World and Ours: Breakthroughs with Autistc Children
by Karen Zelan
Blessed with Autism, The Workbook: The Interactive Guide to Securing Financial Support
by Christina Peck
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
by Daniel Tammet
Boy Alone: A Brother's Memoir
by Karl Laro Greenfeld
The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes: A Mother's Story
by Randi Davenport
Bridging the Gap: An Early Childhood Curriculum for Children with Autism
by B. Blaine Campbell
Brothers & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families
by Peggy Gallagher, Thomas H. Powell, Cheryl Rhodes
Busy Bees: A Sensory Defensiveness Story
by Marvie Ellis
Cowboy & Wills: A Love Story
by Monica Holloway
Chippy Dues the Special Bear Cub
by Anthony L. Spann
Dads and Autism: How to Stay in the Game
by Emerson B. Donnell III
Daniel Isn't Talking
by Marti Leimbach
Danson: The Extraordinary Discovery of an Autistic Child's Innermost Thoughts and Feelings
by Michele Pierce Burns and Danson Mandela Wambua
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
by Jennifer Elder
Dylan's Story: Overcoming Autism, A Childhood Epidemic
by Cristin Fergus, Joseph G. Fergus
The Emotes: A Series of 12 Books that Assist Children in Increasing their Emotional Vocabulary and their Ability to Identify, Understand and Express their Feelings
by Matt Casper
Episodes: My Life As I See It
by Blaze Ginsberg
French Fries For Siblings: The Forgotten Children of Autism
by Lilli Z. Mayerson
Grandparenting A Child with Special Needs
by Charlotte Thompson
Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's
by Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD, and Claire LaZebnick
Hey! You Aren't the Boss of Me!
by Bob Fessler
Hole in One: A Tale from the Iris Dragon Series
by Gayle Grass
Homeschooling the Child with Autism: Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask
by Kandis Lighthall and Patricia Schetter
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
by Rupert Isaacson
I'm With the Team: My Summer with the Harvard Football Team
by Zachary Malott, with help from Daddy
If My Toes Could Talk
by Justin J. Tuttle
For every book sold, $1 goes to Autism Speaks!
Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Maureen A. Flanagan
It's All About Attitude: Loving and Living Well With Autism
by Kathy Almeida and Gayle Nobel
Just Give Him the Whale!: 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
by Paula Kluth
Keisha's Doors: An Autism Story
by Marvie Ellis
Kids Booklet on Autism: For Siblings and Peers
by New Jersey Center for Outreach & Services for the Autism Community
Letters to Sam: A Grandfather's Lessons on Love, Loss and the Gifts of Life
by Daniel Gottlieb
Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going Over the Edge? Practical Steps to Saving You and Your Relationship
by Kathy Marshack, PhD
Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives
by Robert Evert Cimera
Making Peace with Autism: One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
by Susan Senator
A Mother's Song: Helpful Tips for Raising a Child with Autism
by Lerrlyn Nelson
Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds
by Jenny McCarthy
More Than a Mom: Living A Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs
by Heather Fawcett, Amy Baskin
My Friend with Autism: A Coloring Book for Peers and Siblings
by Beverly Bishop
My Sister Katie: My 6 Year Old's View on Her Sister's Autism
by Mary Cassette
No Matter What
by Sandy Howarth
Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children
by Julie Matthews, Autism Nutrition Consultant
Ocean of Dreams
by Lori Liddic Floerchinger, illustrated by Jeremy Floerchinger
The Other Kid: A Draw It Out Guidebook for Kids Dealing With A Special Needs Sibling.
by Lorraine Donlon
Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life
by Lynn Koegel, Claire LaZebnik
Parent Survival Manual: A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
by Eric Schopler
Parent on the Autism Spectrum: A Survival Guide
by Lynn Adams, PhD
A Pebble to Polish
by Janet Lord Leszl
A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member and Teacher Needs to Know
by Fred R. Volkmar
by Sandra Brown
Raising A Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues
by Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L and Nancy Peske
Raising Brandon: Parenting My Son to Live Successfully with Autism, Epilepsy, and Learning Disorders
by Amalia Starr
Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew
by Stanley Klein, John Kemp (Editors)
Reno's World: Presenting Autism and Related to Disabilities to Youth
by Reno Williams, illustrated by Nikki Nacco
Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives
by Cathleen Lewis
Road to Independence: Independence Skills Training for Special Needs Children
by Brenda M. Batts CEO, FocusSpEd, LLC
Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism
by Dan E. Burns
Siblings of Children With Autism: A Guide for Families (Topics in Autism)
by Sandra L. Harris
Solitary Genius: Discovering the Gifted Child Within
by Mo Marshall
Somewhere Between Here...and Autism: Laughing with Angels, Dancing with Butterflies
by Kristine Messenger
Special Needs Children and Divorce
by Margaret "Pegi" S. Price
Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
by Portia Iversen
Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs
by Bruce L. Baker and Alan J. Brightman
Taco's Anyone? An Autism Story
by Marvie Ellis
Teach Toileting: A Revolutionary Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Needs
by Deborah Bialer
That's Life with Autism: Tales and Tips for Families with Autism
by Donna Satterlee-Ross, Kelly Ann Jolly
The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions
by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Dawn Ham-Kucharski
The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing--from a Mother Whose Child Recovered
by Karen Siff Exkorn
The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism
by Patricia Stacey
The Trouble with Harry
by Rita Jamieson
There Are No Words
by Mary Calhoun Brown
Thicker than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities
Edited by Don Meyer
Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues
by Maria Wheeler
Touchpoints: The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
by T. Berry Brazelton
by Susan Dodd
Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Guide to the Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Janice Janzen
Unique Kids. Unique Surroundings.
by Lauren S. Henry
Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
by Roy Richard Grinker
Visual Perception Problems in Children With AD/HD, Autism, And Other Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Parents And Professionals
by Lisa Kurtz
Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, And Professionals Share Their Wisdom
by Cindy N. Ariel, Robert A. Naseef
When They Tell Me
by Grey Brown
by Denise Gossage, Dyne Macha
by Tyler Long and Donna Russler
Yoga for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders : A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents and Caregivers
by Dion Betts, Stacey Betts
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You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities
edited by Stanley D. Klein and Kim Schive
Your Child's Health and Wellness Record
by Karen Melnick
Purchase from healthandwellnessrecord.com
Zack The Prairie Dog
by S. Charles Decker
Use the promotion code AS456 when purchasing this book, and 8% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.
Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work
by Katrin Bentley
Asperger's Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
by Nick Dubin and Valerie Gaus
Asperger's Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions
by Nick Dubin
Asperger's and Girls
Featuring Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin, plus 7 more experts
Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
by Stephen Shore, Foreword by Temple Grandin
Finding Kansas: Decoding the Enigma of Asperger's Syndrome
by Aaron Likens
Life with a Partner with Asperger Syndrome: Going Over the Edge? Practical Steps to Saving You and Your Relationship
by Kathy J. Marshack
Quirky, Yes - Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrom Be More Socially Accepted
by Cynthia La Brie Norall, PhD
School Success for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome
by Stephan Silverman, Rich Weinfeld
The Mom's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders
by Jan Johnston-Tyler
Special Education Legal Rights
Autism: Asserting Your Child's Right to Special Education
by David Sherman
From Gobbledygook to Clearly Written Annual IEP Goals
by Barbara D. Bateman, PhD, JD
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher and William Ury
How To Compromise With Your School District Without Compromising Your Child: : A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Developmental Disorders and Learning Disabilities
by Gary Mayerson
How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?: Quality Indicators for Effective Service Delivery
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly
IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers
by Anne I. Eason, Attorney-at-Law, and Kathleen Whitbread, Ph.D.
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child
by Lawrence M. Siegel, Attorney
General Information on Autism
The Autism Answer Book: More Than 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask
by William Stillman
Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle--A New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social and Emotional Growth
by Steven E. Gutstein
Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs
by Chantal Sicile-Kira
Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z (English Version) : Assessment, Diagnosis...& More!
by Emily Doyle Iland, Barbara T. Doyle
Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure
by Dr. Paul Offit
Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide
by Michael D. Powers, Temple Grandin
Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children With Autism
by Kathleen Ann Quill
How To Be A Para Pro: A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen
Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective
by Barbara Quinn, Anthony Malone
Relationship Development Intervention With Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD
by Steven E. Gutstein, Rachelle K. Sheely
Teaching Individuals With Developmental Delays: Basic Intervention Techniques
by O. Ivar Lovaas
The Autism Encyclopedia
by John T. Neisworth, Pamela S. Wolfe
The Golden Bridge : A Guide to Assistance Dogs for Children Challenged By Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
by Patty Dobbs Gross
The Official Autism 101 Manual: Everything you need to know about autism from experts who know and care
by Karen L. Simmons with contributions by Temple Grandin, Anthony Attwood, Darold A. Treffert, Bernard Rimland, Jed E. Baker, and more
Understanding Autism for Dummies
by Stephen M. Shore, MA and Linda G. Rastelli, MA
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Purchase from the AAP.
A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism
by Ron Leaf, John McEachin, Jaisom D. Harsh
Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
by Lynn McClannahan, Patricia Krantz
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals
by Catherine Maurice, Gina Green, Stephen C. Luce
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism
by Catherine Maurice
Resource Guide for Parents - Aspergers
Parenting Aspergers Resource Guide
Essential Guide to Autism
Literary devices, communication books, picture boards
Telephone: (877) 471-1863
Autism Treasure Chest
The Autism Treasure Chest offers educational toys, therapy aids, GFCF food, furniture and books to help make a positive impact on your child's life.
Automoblox award-winning line of mix-n-match, wooden toy cars have been used as an important learning tool for children with autism.
Here you will find the web's most unique online kids games. This is a free online preschool games site built specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Babies have a lot to say even before they can actually speak. With the Baby Signs Program, babies and toddlers can communicate, using simple, easy-to-learn signs, what they see, what they need and even how they feel.
Behavior Tracker Pro
Behavior Tracker Pro is an iPhone/Ipod Touch application that allows BCBAs, behavioral therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track behaviors and graph them. The application was specifically designed to support the behavioral treatment plans for children with Autism.
bluedominoes: Shaping A Healthier Playtime
bluedomines' Activity Dough and Finger Prints are the first art supplies product to receive approval from the Celiac Sprue and acceptance by the Feingold Association. Both of our products are gluten free, artificial color free, bromine free and heavy metal free.
Board Book Albums
Studies have shown that young children only have object recognition with photos. The "Take Your Pix" photo album (patent pending) has sturdy pages, into which photos can be inserted from an opening in the top of the pages. Kids with autism, speech delay, or other special needs may find it particularly beneficial as a learning tool, or just something fun to create with their own favorite photos.
Like an athlete tones his body for physical endurance and performance,only toning of the mind will enhance mental endurance and performance. Brain Jogging was developed based upon published research of leading scientists regarding the ability to enhance learning efficiency and proficiency through the building and strengthening of synaptic connections.
Choiceworks Visual Support System
Recommended for children 3-9
Communi-Kit, home of kid-friendly speech and occupational therapy materials, is your source for the most exciting therapeutic toys available. You will find materials on this site for children of varying special needs in the areas of speech, language, hearing and auditory processing, autism, sensory-motor skills, oral motor and swallowing.
Competent Learner Model
Tucci Learning Solutions provides a range of educational support services and products to parentsand educators of children with a variety of behavioral challenges. OurCompetent Learning Model (CLM) has over 600 individual scope andsequenced lesson plans specific to developing the educational andbehavioral repertoires of children with autism and other developmentaldisabilities. The model has proven very effective at merging ABA withspecial education classrooms.
Creative Teaching CAP
Creative Teaching CAP is a special education company dedicated to creating a comprehensive suite of measurable learning tools that is proven to help autistic and special-needs students thrive. For parents and educators of autistic and special-needs students who are dissatisfied with the lack of effective educational products available today, Creative Teaching CAP offers the first integrated system of learning tools that is proven to achieve quantifiable results.
Cuddle Bug Kids
Various products to help kids with organizational and sensory needs related to ADHD, sensory integration disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and autism. Original and homemade beautiful weighted lap blankets and weighted stuffed animals, as well as visual schedules for home and school.
Discovery Toys: A Link to Learning for Children with Autism
Discovery Toys interfaced with the famous Princeton Child Development Institute to develop an Autism Support Project. This project has created toys to develop independent play with some limited instruction, toys that promote sustained engagement, toys that build skills for cooperative play, toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play experience, toys with obvious completion criteria and more!
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson: Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices and Services
As the world's leading provider of AAC products and services, DynaVox offers complete solutions for individuals with speech and learning challenges. Our speech generative devices, often funded by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, help those with conditions such as autism make meaningful connections with the world around them.
Educationcity.com is the leading online teaching and learning resource. Our mission is to delight children across the globe with the opportunity of learning, to engage and inspire children in their personal development and to empower teachers and parents to nurture our future generation!
Emotes are a series of characters that each represent a different emotion--from Abash the embarrassed to Boom the angry. The Emotes assist children with identifying, understanding and expressing their emotions as well as teaching about non-verbal and social cues. The Emotes can be experienced through picture books, PVC and plush toys as well as online content.
Enabling devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.
Go Out and Play! Kit
The CDC "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign has created this kit for child care and early education providers, rich in developmentally appropriate games and activities for children 3through 5 years of age. This free kit also contains information about monitoring developmental milestones, ideas for making outdoor activities successful, and tips for talking to parents when a developmental delay is suspected. In addition, the kit includes a special pullout section with interactive activities to share with parents for at-home play.
www.cdc.gov (PDF format)
We are an e-commerce site dedicated to supporting individuals and families touched by autism. We have over 600 products on the site ranging from developmental/educational toys, current ASD book titles and DVDs, OT and sensory diet items and products that build on existing skills and talents and cater to special interests. Our market focus is on the individual with autism, but also every person that comes in contact with the individual on the spectrum.
Green Baby Green Mama
Green Baby Mama is a one-stop-shop for organic baby products - clothing, toys, cloth diapers, cleaning products, and more! Green Baby Mama offers the best selection of green baby and toddler products on the market.
HearBuilder: Following Directions
Webber HearBuilder Following Directions is the all NEW innovative, evidence-based, interactive software program that gives students a systematic way to improve their auditory and following directions skills. Students learn as they become Master Toy Makers and build their own Toy Central factories.
Hiyah.net: Free Educational Software for Children
This free educational software is made for children 18 months to 4 years of age (or higher for children struggling with language delays due to autism or other causes).
Independent Speech provides online speech therapy for school aged children and adults. Therapy sessions held in real time video and audio over secure internet site. All activities are designed by speech pathologists to be engaging and motivating.
iPrompts is a mobile, visual support aid for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app provides several picture-based prompting tools (no voice output) for caregivers to help individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand.
Kids Safety Bands
A Kid Safety Band is a silicone wristband designed specifically for children.
Kids' Klutter Tamers: Unique Toy Storage
Finally, a solution to the problem of toy scatter.
Mayer-Johnson's mission is to enhance learning and human expression for individuals with special needs through symbol-based products, training, and services. For more than 25 years, Special Educators, Speech and Language Pathologists, Parents & Caregivers have successfully applied the company's Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) at home, school and in clinical settings.
Multi-Sensory Tool Bag
ParentShop has developed a ready-to-go multi-sensory tool bag that helps individuals with sensory/behavioral issues function and adapt in a world that can be overwhelming.
Music For Autism
Music for Autism is committed to raising public awareness and improving the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families through music.
Natural Learning Concepts, Inc.
This site has a wide variety of learning tools to help those with autism and language delays. Materials include flash cards, social stories, books, DVD's, toys, workbooks, sensory items and much more. Plus there is a section on the website called "The Greatness of Autism" which is filled with valuable resources for parents and educators.
OZMO Fun Toys for Autism and Other Special Interests
Created by parents of an adult with autism and OCD to encourage easy, safe, wonderful fun with toys, books, puzzles, sensory and special interest items all geared toward individuals with autism.
The PEBBLES Project
PEBBLES, a new assistive technology, is revolutionizing the educational and emotional experiences of hospital and/or homebound children. It utilizes a unique video-conferencing system known as telepresence.
Phillip Roy, Inc: Character Education and Life Skill Programs
PhillipRoy, Inc. is a publisher of innovative Life Skills and Preschool Curriculums. The educational materials are available induplicatable book; duplicatable/networkable CD-ROM and interactive online formats. We have materials appropriate for special needs students from preschool through high school/adult education. Our Preschool/Preparing For School curriculum includes 6 books, 6 CD-ROMS with online access available. This program stresses parent/teacher/caregiver involvement in their youth's education. Lessons are interactive, developmentally appropriate and will help to develop reading, linguistic and comprehension skills.
Piano Wizard is an amazingly simple video game that can teach anyone from 3-103 how to play the piano and read music in minutes. With a digital piano hooked up to your PC or Mac, you're playing real keyboard within seconds of sitting in front of a song. The game's 4-step method has won awards for its simplicity. Even a 3-year-old can play Step 1 and by the time you finish Step 4, you're reading real musician notation. After Step 4, we've seen kids go straight to real piano, and find themselves playing the same song effortlessly.
A world of special toys for special kids. PlayAbility Toys is THE source of fun, unique toys that are developmentally appropriate for all young children and in particular children with special needs! The company specifically designs and markets toys that have many sensory features that incorporate auditory, tactile, visual, and motor stimulation.
Playtime with Zeebu
Bring the world of Playtime with Zeebu home to play! Our goal at Thought Bubble Productions is to make the connection between you and your child/student purposeful.
Sandbox Learning Education Tools
Personalized materials for each child are the ideal for learning and development.
Teaching and learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. All the services are free for use in schools, colleges and homes.
The Snuffle Company
Welcome to your Happy Place! Sensory Integration Gear.
Social Skill Builder
Quality learning tools that can help children rapidly improve their skills in the following areas: appropriate social behavior, interactions and relationships, social emotions, and problem-solving.
The Speech Bin
We have tons of fun, new games to improve speaking and listening skills!
Toys for children with autism and special needs. Specializes in selling therapeutic tools and toys that help develop gross motor skills, oral motor skills, fine motor skills and many other vital skills.
SugarPea Products for Autism
Toys and helpful tools including books and CD's made by a parent that teach how to start and run your own ABA Therapy Program.
Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids
Toys selected by experts to aid in the development of children with physical and cognitive disabilities.
U-Play Mat for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
An ABA-based U-shaped picture communication system that teaches individuals with autism to express themselves. The set comes with a wide variety of colorful, easily recognizable themed picture cards covering various domains.
The Learning Loft, LLC is pleased to introduce the latest patented innovative teaching tool specially designed for ABA discrete trial teaching, direct instruction, home school, elementary and special education. A resource for parents and professionals, Workbook Window is the only reusable learning aid that instantly transforms any workbook into a write-on, wipe-off practice book.
YaYa Cards is a set of language learning cards with a letter, word, or words written on one side of the card, and an adhesive on the other side so that the card can be stuck to an object that corresponds to the word or phrase. An audible sound is emitted when the card is touched. YaYa Cards is A Fun Way to Learn Language!
DVDs and other Educational Resources
ABA Materials Pty Ltd.
Providing software to teach children with autism since August 2000. Most popular product is the TeachingPix2 CD with10,000 flashcards to teach children with autism.
The Able Individual: Video Learning Series
THE ABLE INDIVIDUAL video learning series was developed by a special needs teacher who found task analysis modeling instruction to be an integral part of teaching individuals in their daily activities. Six videos on topics including: hygiene, dressing, chores, "what" & "where" questions, "which" & "who" questions, and "whose" & "how many" questions.
Online Videos: A way to connect, educate, and communicate the latest advancements in therapy offerings, educational opportunities and home based programs to the global Autism Community through the use of video vignettes.
Autism Movement Therapy
Through cognitive re-mapping, Joanne Lara's successful Autism Movement Therapy® is an interhemispheric sensory integration technique incorporating movement and music in collaboration with Positive Behavior Support (PBS) strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic IEP goals.
Autism Vancouver Biennial Congress 2009
Experience, at your leisure, the entire conference with a front row seat in the comfort of your own home. Includes over 20 speakers!
Coulter Video: Autism & Asperger Syndrome Videos
Various videos for people on the autism spectrum and those who support them.
Dan Marino ChildNett.tv
The mission of ChildNett.tv is to reach out globally to families, clinicians, and educators through the internet to provide information related to autism and other neurological disorders. Viewers can watch personal stories, therapies, and the latest medical research 24 hours a day from home, work, or wherever high-speed internet access is available - all for free.
The DT Trainer is an evidence-based, direct instructional software program with over 160 curriculum content programs, hundreds of motivating reinforcers and data tracking/assessment features.
Documentary filmmaker Henry Corra gave his 12-year-old son, who has autism, a video camera to document his own life. George, the film that emerged is a moving look at autism. The film, which aired on HBO in 2000, is now available on DVD.
healthCARE? (Cultivating Acceptance and Respect through Education)
The Cleveland Clinic's Office of Civic Education Initiatives develops innovative products and programs for K-12 students, like the award-winning children's play Tall Tale, as well as an autism lesson plan that connects to national academic standards in a variety of subjects.
JJ's Journey: A Journey About Autism
JJ's Journey is a documentary film released in April 2008 in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This film is full of resources and therapies to help those on the spectrum. Since intolerance is the biggest challenge, 20-year-old JJ wants to make a difference and provide hope to other families. He and his mom believe this documentary is the best way to help educate society by sharing their story.
Kibbles Rockin' Clubhouse
As the parents of a child with autism, Scott and Ann Leslie understand the need for therapeutic products that capture their son Gage's interest in a fun and motivational medium, while helping to improve his behavioral and communication skills.
Kids with Cameras
Kids with Cameras is a documentary that follows the progress, challenges and triumphs of a group of autistic children participating in a film camp hosted by non-profit organization Actors for Autism. This one hour documentary provides a window into revealing moments of the kids' private lives - combined with interviews with their families - as they learn to express themselves through films, poems, paintings and music.
Libraries and Autism: We're Connected
A customer service training video primarily for library staff to help them serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively.
The Life That's Chosen Me
The collaborative efforts of many have created an audio experience that will help support many that feel the healing power of the material within it.
Maximum Potential Kids
Maximum Potential's courses empower parents and teachers to provide ABA therapy in any environment. Created by two PhD BCBA's, the program on 8 DVDs contains 17 modules that give instructors the necessary skills to set up an effective and affordable in home ABA program.
Autism Mi-Stories are videos that can be viewed on an iPod or DVD player, designed to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The videos present models of behavior and language skills that are appropriate in specific situations. Mi-Stories provides opportunities to imitate, review, revise, and relax to facilitate appropriate social behavior.
Model Me Kids
Model Me Kids® videos demonstrate social skills by modeling peer behavior at school, on a playdate, at a birthday party, on the playground, at a library, restaurant, and more. Real children model and narrate each skill.
Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Blue Sky is a heart-grabbing story that will ultimately change the way society views all people as "individuals" first and foremost.
Music for Me and More!
Delight the special child in your life with personalized CDs, books and other quality items!
Neuropath Learning creates web-based, real world, educational programs for children with Autism. Our programs offer cognitive learning activities that pair visual and auditory stimulus. Children with autism who have used our programs are have improved in social communication, expressive and receptive language, reading and focus.
Playtime with Zeebu
This DVD + Zeebu Puppet Plush Combo is a great aide in helping extend the lessons learned in Playtime with Zeebu? - Sharing. With Zeebu on your hand, you will be able to define emotions, highlight social awareness, and most importantly, make social learning fun!
Music to enhance early childhood speech development. This CD was designed for young children by a mom and music therapist who is learning everyday the trials and successes of speech development both typical and delayed.
SingSOS: Songs of the Spectrum
Great music. Greater cause. Songs of the Spectrum has a message for you. For the heart, there's music telling of autism's terrors and unexpected joys. For the head, a selection of resources, from the signs every toddler's parent should know, to advice on helping siblings understand. 90% of the proceeds purchased from the link below go to Autism Speaks!
Songs for Your Busy Day
Caring mothers produce music designed to guide children through their daily activities
Stress Free Kids
Stress Free Kids has developed a line of books and CDs designed to introduceresearch-based, stress-management and relaxation techniques tochildren, teens, and adults. The website was created to inform, educateand share ways to counteract stress and give children the toolsthey need to ease anxiety, manage anger, promote sleep, boostself-esteem, and enjoy relaxation.
teach2play DVD Series
A new evidence based treatment alternative for children with autism spectrum disorders
Team up with Timo Vocabulary DVD
Animated Language Learning Tutor-Grades K-4
The Transporters DVD
Help your child learn about emotions with this fun DVD loved by children with autism! Use coupon code charlie45 during the holiday season and get 10% off!
TRP Wellness OT DVDs
This occupational therapy DVD series that includes "OT in the Home" and "OT in the School" is for children with all disabilities and diagnoses.
The TV Teacher DVD
Alphabet Beats, Writing Uppercase Letters
Understanding Asperger's Syndrome: A Professor's Guide
This 12-minute presentation from Organization for Autism Research's (OAR), is designed to help college-bound students with Asperger's familiarize their professors, teaching assistants and others with the disorder.
Families in Need
Angel Food Ministries
With a heart to help others and a generous spirit, Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who are struggling financially. The Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month.
AutismCares supports individuals with autism and their families during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events.
Autism Care and Treatment Today!
ACT Today! is a nonprofit501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase access to effective autism treatments. Our goal is to help facilitate treatment by providing the necessary resources including funding, information and referrals to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families.
Family First Program: National Autism Association
The divorce rate within the autism community has been creeping up for quite some time. With the explosion in autism cases comes many more challenges with couples in our community. Family First was launched to provide couples within our community a way to access counseling on a 24/7 basis.
Golden Fund for Autism
The Golden Fund for Autism is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to raising funds for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families in order to assist them in obtaining various health, wellness and therapeutic treatments not otherwise covered by health insurance or by other financial means.
Helping Hand Program: National Autism Association
The Helping Hand Program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for their autistic child.
Lend4Health facilitates community-based, interest-free"micro-loans" as a creative funding option for individuals seeking optimal health. Currently, Lend4Health is facilitating loans for the"biomedical" treatment of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Other health issues may be included on Lend4Health in the future.
NeighborHeart: Quality of Life Grants
Through our Quality of Life Grant program, families that care for children and adults with autism and other special needs may receive funding to offset their enormous financial burdens. These grants provide families with stipends that may be used for a wide variety of supports related to their family member.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Find out what is available in your community. Information available on: Children's Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care, Insurance, Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs.
Talk About Curing Autism: Family Scholarship Program
The TACA Family Scholarship Program was developed to help families who are pursuing treatment for their children with autism, but are struggling to find the funding. We understand how difficult it is to stretch the family budget to include things like, DAN doctors,independent evaluations or conference registration. It is our desire to provide limited financial assistance to qualified families.
TRICARE: Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration
Under the Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration, TRICARE covers Educational Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders for qualifying military families. The demonstration is available in the 50 states and DC to beneficiaries who are 18 months or older, registered or in the process of registering in ECHO, and diagnosed with either Autistic Disorder (AD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS), Asperger's Disorder (AS) or Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD).
United Healthcare Children's Foundation
The United Healthcare Children's Foundation embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health insurance. This support is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.