The following links lead to websites that ASPEN has found helpful in learning more about Asperger Syndrome. The websites listed here are not associated with ASPEN and are for educational purposes only.
“Working with Students with Disabilities”
The Family Center on Technology and Disability
A resource designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive and instructional technologies.
Crash Course to Accepting your Asperger’s Syndrome
Writing from the perspective of a young adult with AS, an extensive book list, links, Aspie humor, and more!
The home site for prolific autistic author and artist Donna Williams featuring articles, on-line galleries, music and other resources for people on the autistic spectrum.
Website for the first global employment service by people on the spectrum for all people on the autistic spectrum.
Yale University Learning Disability Clinic
The major center in the United States for research on Asperger’s Syndrome is at Yale University. Read about their general research on this topic or go directly to the Asperger’s Syndrome page.
The mission of the PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
IEP Listserv on YAHOO!
A ListServ allows you to join an on-going e-mail “chat” on a specific topic. This particular ListServ consists of a group of parents discussing IEP-related issues.
First Signs, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and physicians about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders in early childhood.
The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. is a non-profit training and information center for parents of children with disabilities, special health care needs, or special emotional disabilities, located in New Jersey.
SPAN assists families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with the full range of disabilities. Their overall purpose is to serve as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas, promoting awareness of the abilities and needs of citizens with disabilities and improving service in the State of New Jersey. SPAN’s website connects you to other local groups throughout New Jersey.
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An organization established in order to help parents and professionals develop a better understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Action for Autistic Spectrum Disorders works to help people with autistic spectrum disorders live their lives with as much independence as possible by offering advice and support to all who need it. Action ASD is based in Lancashire, U.K.
Autism and Law Enforcement Issues
Police and Autism: Avoiding Unfortunate Situations a website by Dennis Debbaudt. This website covers such topics as: A Law Enforcement Handout, Avoiding Unfortunate Situations, What Families Can Do To Reduce Police Interactions, Information for Persons with Autism, Information for Law Enforcement Professionals, Police Training Sessions, Book Information, Resource Material, and links to other relevant websites.
Special Education Law
Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys go to the Wrightslaw website for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Visitors will find articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about dozens of topics in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries.
MAAP Services, Inc.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of More advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Through its quarterly newsletter, The Maap, the organization provides the opportunity for parents and professionals to network with others in similar circumstances and to learn about more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum.
University Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
The website is run by and for Autistic and AS students, with links to other useful sites.
The National Informational Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
The national information and referral center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is on children and youth ages birth to 22.
Creative Expressive Activities
A small group of New Jersey people with children on the spectrum set up a free database for parents to connect with professionals and instructors of recreational/therapeutic activities. There is an associated Yahoo Group. This fee community service web site provides a network of information and practitioners so that parents can, in the company of a few others and close to home, give their children access to a variety of experiences, each of which opens a new world of potential and social development.
A web community designed for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and other PDDs, providing a forum, where members can communicate with each other, an article section, where members may read and submit essays or how-to guides about various subjects, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies. Founded by Alexander Plank
The Friendship Circle Listserv For Kids
A support list for kids with neurological disorders, as well as, kids who have siblings with neurological disorders. This is a safe place for kids to seek support, or just make friends and talk about kid stuff. The list is moderated by the mother of a child with Asperger’s’s Syndrome.
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
The site’s mission is to give hope and encouragement to those searching to understand Tourette’s Disorder also referred to as Tourette Syndrome, Tourettes, and sometimes Tourette Spectrum Disorder.
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