- My Autism Network
What is Autism
Autism in Adulthood
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General Resources cont.
Treatment Specific Resources
Treatment Specific Resources cont.
Parent Specific Resources
- A Family Handbook on Future Planning - This manual provides a great deal of information regarding the family’s role in future planning for individuals with disabilities. The topics include financial planning, trusts, guardianship, preparing a will and government benefits. The 45-page manual also includes future planning checklists as an attachment. The manual is older (from 2003), but the information is still good.
- Bully Free World - This website provides a Special Needs Toolkit, Parent Resources on Bullying, Educator Resources and Student Resources.
- I Know My Fire Safety Plan Story- This interactive fire safety story is presented by the National Fire Protection Association and allows you and your child to practice safety tips for what to do in case of a fire. Simply supply some basic information (Name, Age, Location, and Meeting Place) and Sparky the Fire Dog will navigate you through a social story beginning with what to do when a fire alarm sounds and ending with a visit from firefighters.
- Finding Balance-Straight Talk about Autism - This article by Dr. Barry Prizant, the Director of Childhood Communication Services, discusses the difficulties of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder. The article uses the theme of finding balance in family life, in the education of the child, and in the allocation of funds relating to ASD. The article is riddled with questions families and professionals must start answering if individuals on the autism spectrum are going to live fulfilled lives.
- Individuals Approach to Intervention - This article is the first in three part series examining the different treatment options for parents of children with ASD. The article discusses the downfalls of the “expert” model, the varying educational approaches and treatment options for individuals on the autism spectrum, and different aspects of family-centered practice and parent choice.
- Nurturing Interests, Strengths, and Talents Straight Talk Autism - This article from the winter 2010 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly examines the ways of recognizing and nurturing the strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum. The article begins with some examples of children who discovered their talents at a young age, and used those talents as a foundation to enhance other areas of their lives. The text concludes with ten dos and don’ts for identifying and nurturing your child’s interests, strengths, and talents.