Explore Modules Covering a Variety of Topics: AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more. AIM modules are available at no cost. If you would like to receive credit for your time on AIM, certificate and credit options are available for a fee.
The goal of Autism Lifeline Links is to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout their life. We are committed to doing this by working collaboratively and
transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness,
early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.
The mission of the Autism Society of America (ASA) is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA's efforts to carry forth its mission.
Joel Shaul specializes in mental health services for children and teens at the autism spectrum. Autism Teaching Strategies offers social skills activities, social skills games, speech and language activities, and social skills worksheets for teaching children with autism. In his work with children on the autism spectrum in various settings, Joel has noticed a need for more engaging social skills curricula, stronger visual components and more compelling social skills learning activities. Through Autism Teaching Strategies, Joel provides trainings nationwide on the topics of social skills teaching and effective counseling for children with high functioning autism. Joel provides individual and group services, in schools and clinical settings, at The Watson Institute in Sewickley, Pa.
Through the newspaper, annual conference, and web site, Closing The Gap provides practical, up-to-date information on assistive technology products, procedures, and best practices.
Creative Communicating offers products and services for special educators, therapists, parents, children and students. Their products include teacher resource manuals, videos, puppets, software programs, adaptive equipment, engineering materials, workshops and on-line courses. Their products are designed for early childhood and emergent literacy. The site contains a link to Adapted Stories to Go which is also designed to assist with early literacy and reading development for strong visual learners. It is a subscription based site that has adapted books with symbols, electronic books, and student books that are ready to download and use in the classroom. All books are at the emergent literacy level and written by Pati King-DeBaun.
do2Learn...see, do, and learn online. Activities to promote independence in individuals with special learning needs.
The web site of Future Horizons contains information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, a list of publications which include books, videos, and The Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine, conference dates and locations, and links to other autism-related web sites.
ThePyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. (PECS) web site is dedicated to the development of communication skills in nonverbal students. It describes the PECS methodology for the development of communication skills, training opportunities, product information, and the most frequently asked questions regarding implementation of this methodology.
Centering on Children, Inc. is devoted solely to the development of work tasks for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Shoebox Tasks are designed to meet the needs of children on the spectrum by capitalizing on their unique interests and needs. Each tasks is presented in a format that allows the viewer to understand how the tasks was assembled. Approximately 40 premade tasks are available for purchase through this website.
TheSpecial Needs Project is a bookstore devoted to selling books solely on individuals with disabilities. Books are available for online purchase or at the many state and national conferences at which they are a vendor. They are able to locate hard-to-find titles and carry an extensive library of books to purchase in the area of autism spectrum disorders.
The TEACCH.com web site contains information on Autism Spectrum Disorders, the principles of the TEACCH methodology, supported employment programs, publications, research articles on the TEACCH methodology, training opportunities, and articles regarding approaches for education and communication.
This is the official web site of the Texas Education Agency Special Education department. Arranged in alphabetical order, it provides information on all aspects of special education in regards to schools and laws.
Through the network of the 20 Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) around the state and in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism (www.txautism.net) provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources for educators who serve students with autism. Their website provides useful information to parents, families, interested community members, and other professionals serving students with autism. This website includes information on the: Annual Texas State Conference on Autism, Commissioner’s Rules Related to Autism, TARGET Manual, Resources, Training, Model Sites Project, and Regional Autism Contacts.
Tony Attwood's web site is a guide for parents, professionals, and people with Asperger's Syndrome and their partners. This web site contains resources, schedule information, messages and issues related to Asperger's Syndrome, and papers written on related topics.
Linda Hodgdon has created a web site that shares the purpose, development, and success of the use of visual strategies. Use Visual Strategies.com contains a full listing of her visual strategies books and products, workshops, pictures, and success stories of students utilizing visual strategies.
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. Wrong Planet provides a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chat room for real-time communication with other persons with Asperger’s Syndrome.