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For a number of Texas Education Agency resources related to Autism, go to:
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (Region 13 ESC) - 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 is providing a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources. Please see the TARGET Manual, Links and Resources pages.
Texas Autism Conference (Region 2 ESC) 20 ESC Network - The focus of the network is continued education of and opportunities for people involved with individuals with autism.
The Legal Framework for the Child Centered Special Education Process (Region 18 ESC) - Autism
Texas Project FIRST (Region 9 ESC) Strategies for consideration for students with autism
Association for Science in Autism Treatment- ASAT's mission is to share accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism.
Attwood - This is the web site of Dr. Tony Attwood, a psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and support of children with Asperger’s Syndrome. The site includes internet and printed resources, research reports, and conference information.
Autism Fact Sheet - A web publication by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Its mission is to collect and disseminate research information related to neurological disorders.
Autism Information Center - This is the “Autism Information Center” of the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. It includes resources, specific topics and federal and state activities pertaining to autism.
Autism National Committee (Autcom)- This is the web site of the Autism National Committee (Autcom). Autcom was founded to “protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related differences of communication and behavior”.
Autism Network International (ANI) - This is the home page of the Autism Network International (ANI), a self-help and advocacy organization run by and for people with autism. Their site shares personal views of living with autism, conference information, a listserv, related web links and more.
Autism Research Institute - This page was created by The Center for the Study of Autism and contains a listing of autism and autism-related resources on the Internet. Categories include: general resources; subgroups and related disorders; nutrition; education and intervention; and research.
Autism Resources- This site is entitled “Autism Resources” and provides related web links, book information, messages and advice from other parents, and frequently asked questions and answers, regarding the developmental disabilities, autism, and Asperger's.
Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. Chapters starting in Texas.
Autism Society of America - This is the web site of the Autism Society of America, whose mission is to “promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities.” Also available in Spanish.
Autism Speaks Resource Guide - This site provides a state-by-state lookup guide for autism resources and providers in the U.S.. Lookup by category and zip code.
Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - This information is from the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
Behavior Analyst Certification Board– Find out what is involved in becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and locate a certified provider.
Developmental Delay Resources- This is the home page of Developmental Delay Resources, “a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas.” It includes links to Internet resources that cover topics such as: ADD, Auditory Integration, Autism & PDD, diet & nutrition, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration, and more.
DIR®Floortime Model – Stanley Greenspan & Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning disorders have created this website to provide information on what the Floortime model is, how to get started, find schools, etc. There are also a number of videos and some on line training modules (for fee).
Easter Seals - Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. This website details Easter Seals services and provides information and resources related to Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.
FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment) - This is the web site of FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment). “FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder”. The site includes resources, a listserv, and web links to local and regional FEAT chapters.
FEAT-Houston- The web site of FEAT-Houston. “On this site you will be able to find out information about Autism, ABA Treatment and support groups in the Houston and Texas area.”
First Signs - Early and intensive intervention can have a profound impact on the quality of life for children at risk and their families, this site is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disabilities and improving practices and to lower the age at which young children are identified with developmental delays and disorders.
GreatSchools.net – This website believes involved parents mean successful kids. They offer a variety of information from preschool to college with a section devoted to Autism and Other Disorders. They also have worksheets & activities, homework help, parenting dilemmas, and information on health & behavior.
Dr. Jed Baker– Director of the Social Skills Training Project, his website provides links to his books on Social Skills and Transition to Adult life, resources, and an App that is a companion to his book, No More Meltdowns. Record behavior while it happens: Use a PC to enter behaviors and triggers online, or use an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or touch-based smartphone.
Learn the Signs! Act Early - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.
National Autism Association- The NAA responds to the most urgent needs of the autism community by providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) - This organization serves the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices. They have a fact sheet on Autism.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC on ASD) - This is a multi-university center to promote the use of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support - This is the OASIS web site (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support). It provides a bookstore with recommended readings, various resources, support groups, information on adult issues, web links and more.
OASIS @ MAAP - This web site provides articles, educational resources, links to support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading and moderated support message boards for family members and individuals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and PDD/Nos.
Paula Kluth– Website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. There are a number of articles for reading.
SERI Autism Resources- Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.
Social Thinking - Michelle Garcia Winner’s website provides a large variety of information on Social Thinking®. Social Thinking now encompasses many treatment programs broadly described as "teaching social thinking and related social skills." These strategies share common traits and differ from "social skills" teaching by getting at the thinking behind being social.
Texas Autism & Disability Network - website provides information and resources on autism spectrum disorders, support and networking opportunities for families and professionals, and a calendar of events and trainings related to autism and other disabilities.
Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC) - The Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) was created by House Bill (HB) 1574 (81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2009) in response to needs expressed by the autism community. The Center's primary purpose is to coordinate resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. When fully implemented, the Center will: disseminate information and research on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders; conduct training and development activities for some professionals; coordinate with local entities that provide services; and provide support to families affected by autism.
Texas Education Agency School Health Students with Special Health Needs– In accordance with HB 1322 passed by the 81st Legislative Session in 2009, TEA added fact sheets to its website on specific disabilities. Fact sheets (in pdf format) offer an overview of the disorder, symptoms or behaviors associated with the disorder, educational implications, and instructional strategies and classrooms accommodations that might be provided.
Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders- This site focuses on issues and strategies for improving employment outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.