Autism Society of America (ASA) 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.
Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) The Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.
Closing The Gap 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 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 do2Learn...see, do, and learn online. Activities to promote independence in individuals with special learning needs.
Future Horizons 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.
Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding provides a web site dedicated to sharing information to increase the understanding of autism, and developing social interaction and skills through the use of Social Stories, resources, and conferences.
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) is an organization comprised of professionals working with families and children affected by developmental delays and learning disabilities. This web site identifies upcoming conferences, applicable publications, and resources for parents, as well as, professionals.
Preschoolfun.com The Preschoolfun.com website contains several pages of photographs depicting work tasks developed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The tasks vary in the use of visual structure, level of functioning and age appropriateness. The photo presentation allows the viewer to enlarge each photograph in order to see the details of each task to easy the task of replication.
Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. (PECS) The Pyramid 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.
Shoebox Tasks 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.
Special Needs Project The Special 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.
TEACCH.com 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.
Texas Education Agency Special Education 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.
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism 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 Website www.tonyattwood.com 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.
Use Visual Strategies.com 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.