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Here are links to websites with information on autism, Asperger Syndrome, ordering books and videos, and other related information.
The following list of resources, are representative of currently available information on autism and related issues. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement by the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders.
General Autism Websites
- Autism Awareness Center
A Canadian organization that provides workshops and conferences across Canada on topics within autism.
- ACT - Autism Community Training
ACT provides information and support to parents, professionals and para professionals on autism-related issues as well as high quality workshops in Vancouver and throughout the province. To see their upcoming event schedule, go to www.actcommunity.ca or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Autism Information Center
This is from the Centers for Disease Control and has some good information about autism and links to further resources.
- Autism Society Canada
Autism Society Canada works across the country to reduce the profound impact of autism spectrum disorders on individuals and their families and to support the implementation of better surveillance, quality research and universally accessible, scientifically validated treatment and service delivery for all Canadians with autism spectrum disorders.
- BC Ministry of Education
Special Education Review, "Teaching Students with Autism Resource Guide" (2000) in downloadable format, basic information on BC's education system.
- Carol Gray and Social Stories Official Web Site
This site is a hands-on resource which is operated by the TEACCH program at the University of North Carolina. It has a multitude of interesting and useful visuals and ideas.
- Tony Attwood
Articles by Tony Attwood, abstracts from research papers. Asperger Syndrome focus.
Located in Toronto with information on conferences, book reviews and links.
Good links page, has lots of downloadable articles on education/autism issues.
Websites for Parents and Teachers
- Bringing ABA
This is a blog by Debra Leach, author of Bringing ABA into your Inclusive Classroom. This site offers tips, ideas, and strategies for bringing Applied Behavior Analysis into natural contexts to support children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
- National Autism Center
The The National Autism Center (US) has released the Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools Educator Manual. This comprehensive manual assists educators in the selecton and implementation of the most effective research-supported treatments for ASD. In addition to providing important information about newly published research findings, it offers guidance on how to integrate professional judgement, family values, and preferences into treatment selecton in order to build capacity and implement interventions accurately.
- Autism Awareness Center
The Centre believes that education is the key to success in assisting individuals who have autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger Syndrome and other disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). With numerous social, communication, and behavioral intervention methods and the more recent field of biomedical interventions, it is important to keep parents and professionals on the leading edge of new information. By hosting workshops across Canada and providing resource support both in Canada and abroad, the Autism Awareness Centre is committed to ensuring information reaches all communities.
- BCAAN Autism Assessment Program.
Information on how children in B.C. are diagnosed.
- BCTF Parents' Page
Links to the British Columbia Teachers' Federation website. Designed to help parents understand the roles and responsibilities of teachers, teaching assistants and schools.
- SET-BC (Special Education Technology British Columbia)
Information on technology resources available to BC students, and procedures for service delivery.
- Autism Information Centre
This is from the Centers for Disease Control and it will be updated with current research information.
- Autism Research Institute
Large selection of articles and op-ed pieces on new and sometimes controversial issues in autism, includes information on DAN! Run by Bernard Rimland.
- Autism Research Program
University of Pittsburgh research study. Canadians can sign up to participate. Otherwise a pretty technical/scientific site.
- Autism Today
Good links, peer reviewed studies.
- Indiana Resource Centre for Autism
Many of the books we mention are available from Parentbooks. Very good selection of books with on-line ordering available. Also has a "selected booklist" compiled by the Geneva Centre for Autism, has "featured booklists" which help if you recognise a book but can't remember the title
- National Autism Center