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Links

Links

linksWe’ve collected links to a variety of websites that offer information and insight for those personally impacted by autism. Here we feature a list of some of our favorites.

Education & Life Skills

  • GettingHired, Inc.
    Bridging the gap between job seekers with disabilities & employers looking to hire.
  • SightWords.com 
    SightWords.com helps both parents and educators teach sight words to children from Pre-K to 4th grade. Free digital and printable resources include grade-specific flash cards, customizable games and teaching tutorials. Check out their great new phonemic awareness curriculum here: www.sightwords.com/phonemic-awareness
  • Saint Joseph’s University
    Article titled “Techniques for Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder” — useful for both parents and educators. 

 

General Resources

  • A Guide to Autism Awareness Through Wristbands
    Thanks to the McAdoo family, and especially 7-year-old Trent, for sending in this resource. When Trent’s younger brother, Carmine (4), was diagnosed with autism, the family began researching online for information and insight. They found AWE in Autism helpful, and Trent asked his mom, Lissie, to see if we’d post this link, which they also discovered as a valuable resource. Thank you Trent! 
  • Art Possibilities
    Based in Broward County, FL, Art Possibilities is a non-profit organization aimed helping young adults with autism develop life skills, social skills and on-premise job training under the guidance of speech, occupational and behavioral therapists. In an art studio setting, participants have the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of creative areas as they are encouraged by instructor and Art Possibilities founder, Mayra Ron. The website also features the wonderful artwork of Mayra’s son Christian Early, as well as Mayra’s blog.
  • Autism Resources for Families 
    Practical tips and informative articles from the National Autism Center.
  • CDC Autism Links and Resources 
    Valuable info from the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Operation Autism for Military Families 
    Operation Autism directly supports U.S. military families touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders. It serves as an introduction to autism, a guide for the life journey with autism, and a ready reference for available resources, services, and support. 

 Health & Safety

  • The Autism News
    A resource for parents affected by autism to find information on current news, join discussions and meet others who share similar experiences.
  • Doctor Disability
    Though this is an insurance company for doctors, it features a page with dozens of links to autism sites, including resources for factual information, services, research and more.
  • DrugNews
    Gloria Mayer with DrugNews shares this link. DrugNews is dedicated to patient education regarding dangerous pharmaceuticals such as those that affect those with Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental health disorders. “The popular medication Risperdal has recently been linked to many adverse side effects that we feel consumers should be aware of,” says Gloria. This site will help you stay up to date on the latest drug information.
  • Fire Safety and Prevention Checklist 
    A comprehensive list everyone should read and save.
  • Home Fire Safety for Kids
    Thanks to Eric Butler for passing along this great link from InsuranceQuotes.org with fire safety info for kids.
  • Healthfinder.gov — Autism Section
    General resources.

  • Health WorldNet
    The Mission of Health WorldNet is to make a difference in the lives of individuals by providing a broad based audience access to the vast data base of health and medical information worldwide, in an entertaining, interactive, and informational manner. A great site to visit often for new information on autism and other health-related issues.
  • Home Fire Safety for Kids
    Thanks to Eric Butler for passing along this great link from InsuranceQuotes.org with fire safety info for kids.
  • North Star Foundation
    “Twenty two years ago I was blessed with a son named Danny, says North Star’s executive director, Patty Dobbs Gross, “and two years later he was diagnosed with autism. This was back in the day when people still blamed me for being a refrigerator mother, and no appropriate school program could be found or funded for him…we were basically on our own.”
  • Nutrition for ASD Children
  • RX Dangers
    Stay up to date with drug and medical device recalls and investigations.

Law

Software & Apps

  • RubyCube Apps
    RubyCube designs apps for children with autism and other social challenges to help them engage more successfully in social settings.
  • ZAC Browser: The Virtual Playground for Children with Autism
    A software developer with an autistic grandson designed a web browser to offer a pleasant, rewarding and secure experience. Children sing, play and discover the best that the Internet has to offer with only a few clicks of the mouse or touch of the screen.

Blogs

  • autism-hub.com
    The Autism Hub is a central point for blogs about autism from people with autism, family members, students, and professionals.
  • drivemomcrazy.com
    Drive Mom Crazy is a blog by 29-year-old Jason Ross, who has Aspergers Syndrome. Writes Jason: “I am the type of person who always wants to learn and do new things. I gear up for it. Whenever I see something new, I try to experience it unless say it’s something that won’t be good for me. This site will hopefully give you a glimpse into my world.”