Links to Helpful Autism Websites
There are so many websites that provide information on autism. Here at Children Succeed we will try to help you make sense out of this flood of information by adding a new link whenever we come across one that looks particularly helpful.
Child Behavior Guide
Understanding Special Education
A parent guide on special education law, the IEP process and school success.
Healing Thresholds is a free web site dedicated to healing the lives of families touched by autism. They provide daily updates of autism therapy and news. They do a wonderful job of synthesizing vast amounts of information and linking that information with parental advice. They provide therapy fact sheets, research summaries, news summaries, and a community center.
Asperger Syndrome Information and Support OASIS
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support OASIS was developed by Barb Kirby. In describing OASIS Ms. Kirby states, "As the parent of a child who is diagnosed with AS, I understand how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information. Although recently reminded that there is no oasis or paradise for those with Asperger Syndrome, I sincerely hope that they, along with parents and professionals, will find a bit of shade and support via the information presented and links available at this site."
OASIS offers contributions made by professionals, parents and people with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
“At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing piece of the puzzle.”
Organization for Autism Research
Research Autism strives to provide information on understanding autism, diagnosing autism and available interventions. The organization also provides an in depth “Parents Guide to Research” that puts past and current research into a valuable handbook for parents.
National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
The NICHD is one of several institutes doing research into various aspects of autism, including its causes, prevalence, and treatments. The goal of the site is to provide easy access to the most current information about NICHD research projects, publications, news releases, and other activities related to autism and similar disorders.
The following Children Succeed games specifically target the delays found with autism: