April is National Autism Awareness month! So for the month of April we’re going to switch our focus here at Heathism to autism awareness. There are tons of resources for parents of children with autism as well as adults with autism.
We’ve come up with a list of ten of the best of the best autism resources that cover everything you need to know and more:
The Autism Science Foundation sticks to a rigorous platform of evidence-based, scientific values in its work and research surrounding autism spectrum disorders. Checkout their Pinterest page for a most excellent day by day activity list during Autism Awareness Month. Great concept!
Autism Community is a well-established online resource of informative articles, updates on Autism, as well as a “Community Center” which has personal stories from parents, autistic peoples and professionals.
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.
While DDR works with the needs of children with all kinds of developmental delays they have great resources on how to integrate conventional and holistic approaches. Their website includes a blog, radio shows, newsletter archives, calendar of national events, as well as information on how you can determine an appropriate treatment for your child.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of resources for parents and teachers of children with autism or related disorders and how to use applied behavior analysis in the treatment of autism, The CARD website is your place. Check out their website to get a lo-down of it all.
Autism Canada feels a multi-disciplinary approach to research is important and necessary. Current research is primarily focused on the genetic puzzle of autism and on behavioral modification.
They are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. Their site provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism. Definitely not one to miss.
The mission of Autism Support Network is to connect, guide, and unite. They do so through their website and free support community for those living with ASD. They also have a fantastic comprehensive list of autism related events going on around the United States.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN’s supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends.
F.A.C.E.S. is a part of PACE or the Pacific Autism Center for Education. F.A.C.E.S. offers Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis, and individual student consultation services. They also have a great list of autism resources on their website as well as information about how they implement Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis in the classroom.
While we’ve only chosen 10 sites, there are loads of great resources for autism. Even if this isn’t something that affects your life on a daily basis, we encourage you to check out these sites and be informed about autism, the treatments, and how you can help.
Which of these websites do you like the best? Do you have another favorite website for autism resources that we may have missed?