Autism Resources and References





Books

Diagnosis/Early Intervention

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 Buy from Amazon.com

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

Therapeutic Interventions

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

No Strangers 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 Buy from Amazon.com

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

Trevor Trevor 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

Adolescent/Young Adults

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 Buy from Amazon.com

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 Buy from Amazon.com

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

Family Resources

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

AUTISM ABC 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

Rainwater 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

Understanding Autism 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

Winging It by Denise Gossage, Dyne Macha

Wires 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 Buy from Amazon.com

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.

Asperger's Disorder

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.

Behavioral Approach

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






E Books

Resource Guide for Parents - Aspergers

Parenting Aspergers Resource Guide

Essential Guide to Autism

Autism Symptoms




Augmentative Resources Literary devices, communication books, picture boards Telephone: (877) 471-1863 www.augresources.com

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. autismtreasurechest.com

Automoblox Automoblox award-winning line of mix-n-match, wooden toy cars have been used as an important learning tool for children with autism. www.automoblox.com

Aven's Corner 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. avenscorner.com

Baby Signs 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. www.babysigns.com

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. www.behaviortrackerpro.com

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. www.bluedominoes.com

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. www.boardbookalbums.com

Brain Jogging 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. www.brainjogging.com

Choiceworks Visual Support System Recommended for children 3-9 www.beevisual.com

Communi-Kit 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. www.communi-kit.com

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. www.tuccionline.com

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. www.creativeteachingcap.com

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. www.cuddlebugkids.com

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! www.discoverytoysinc.com

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. www.dynavoxtech.com

Education City! 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! www.educationcity.com

The Emotes 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. www.emotes.com

Enabling Devices Enabling devices is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions. www.enablingdevices.com

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)

Got-Autism 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. www.got-autism.com

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. www.greenbabygreenmama.com

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. www.hearbuilder.com

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). www.hiyah.net

Independent Speech 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. independentspeech.com

iPrompts 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. www.iPrompts.com

Kids Safety Bands A Kid Safety Band is a silicone wristband designed specifically for children. www.kidssafetybands.com

Kids' Klutter Tamers: Unique Toy Storage Finally, a solution to the problem of toy scatter. www.kidskluttertamers.com

Mayer-Johnson 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. www.mayer-johnson.com

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. parentshop.ca

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. www.musicforautism.org

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. www.nlconcepts.com

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. www.ozmofun.com

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. pebblesproject.org

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. www.philliproy.com

Piano Wizard 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. www.evenyoucanplay.com

PlayAbility Toys 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. www.playabilitytoys.com

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. www.playtimewithzeebu.com

Sandbox Learning Education Tools Personalized materials for each child are the ideal for learning and development. www.sandbox-learning.com

SEN Teacher Teaching and learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. All the services are free for use in schools, colleges and homes. www.senteacher.org

The Snuffle Company Welcome to your Happy Place! Sensory Integration Gear. www.snuffleco.com

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. www.socialskillbuilder.com

The Speech Bin We have tons of fun, new games to improve speaking and listening skills! www.speechbin.com

StepForward123 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. www.stepforward123.com

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. site.sugarpeaproducts.com

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. www.toysrus.com/guide

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. www.playthisway.com/autism

Workbook Window 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. workbookwindow.com

YaYa Cards 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! www.yayacards.com
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. www.helpingtogrow.com

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. www.child1first.com

AutismSpot 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. www.autismspot.com

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. www.autismmovementtherapy.com

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! www.mcssl.com

Coulter Video: Autism & Asperger Syndrome Videos Various videos for people on the autism spectrum and those who support them. www.coultervideo.com/products.htm

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. www.childnett.tv

DT Trainer 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. www.dttrainer.com

George 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. reframecollection.org

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. www.clevelandclinic.org/civiceducation/healthCARE.asp

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. transitionsmovingforward.com

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. www.noteabilities.com

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. www.kidswithcamerasmovie.com

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. www.thejointlibrary.org/autism

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. harmonizingwithhumanity.com

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. www.maximumpotentialkids.com

Mi-Stories 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. www.kencrest.org/autism_mi_stories.htm

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. www.modelmekids.com

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. www.mrblueskymovie.com

Music for Me and More! Delight the special child in your life with personalized CDs, books and other quality items! www.musicformeandmore.com

Neuropath Learning 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. www.neuropathlearning.com

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! www.playtimewithzeebu.com/products

Sing Out! 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. www.singoutonline.com

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! www.singsos.org

Songs for Your Busy Day Caring mothers produce music designed to guide children through their daily activities www.musicbymommies.com

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. www.StressFreeKids.com

teach2play DVD Series A new evidence based treatment alternative for children with autism spectrum disorders www.teach2talk.com

Team up with Timo Vocabulary DVD Animated Language Learning Tutor-Grades K-4 www.animatedspeech.com

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! www.thetransporters.com

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. www.trpwellness.com

The TV Teacher DVD Alphabet Beats, Writing Uppercase Letters www.tvteachervideos.com

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. www.researchautism.org/resources/AspergerDVDSeries.asp


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. www.angelfoodministries.com

AutismCares AutismCares supports individuals with autism and their families during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events. www.autismcares.org

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. www.act-today.org

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. www.nationalautismassociation.org/familyfirst.php

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. www.goldenfundautism.org

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. www.nationalautismassociation.org/helpinghand.php

Lend4Health 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. lend4health.blogspot.com

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. www.neighborheart.org/grants.asp

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. www.patientadvocate.org

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. www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/fic/family-scholarship-program.htm

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). www.tricare.mil

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. www.uhccf.org




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