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Center for Children with Special Health Needs A network of programs for children and youth and their families. The programs include the National Center for Youth and Disabilities, the Center for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability, Project Launch, Special U Kids Clinic, Cultural Strengths, and Project Connection. They have online publications related to children's health issues. Website
Center for Disease Control (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. Website
Child Development Institute This award winning site offers information on child development, child psychology, parenting, learning, health and safety as well as childhood disorders such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and autism. It provides comprehensive resources and practical suggestions for parents covering toddlers to teens. Website
Choosing A Setting: What is the Best Option for a Child with Autism? (Part Two) In our continued discussion with autism expert Pat Pulice, we will look at different settings a child might be in who has an autism diagnosis and how to build a beneficial environment for children we serve. What kinds of supports are present in the therapeutic setting which help a child as they develop skills and when does an inclusive setting with typical developing peers offer other benefits to the child? Early educators can examine their environment for structure, routines, stimulation, and visual supports. Again, each child is an individual and their needs will vary but we will discuss some general strategies for inclusion. Podcast
Cindy's Autistic Support Includes ideas, resources, and downloadables in a variety of areas. Some examples of areas include structure in the classroom, pictures in the classroom, schedules, classroom and behavior management, printable materials, sensory information and much more. Website
Community Services for Autistic Adults & Children The Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) helps individuals with autism remain in their communities to live, learn, work, and play. Their services include the Intensive Early Intervention Program for preschoolers (a method of intervention for school or home), the Community School of Maryland for children and adolescents with autism, and the Residential and Vocational Programs for adults. The site contains publications that are available from CSAAC. Website
Comprehensive Synthesis of EIBI for Children with Autism A 3-part comprehensive synthesis of the early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism based on the University of California at Los Angeles Young Autism Project method (Lovaas in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55, 39, 1987) is presented. The three components of the synthesis were: (a) descriptive analyses, (b) effect size analyses, and(c) a meta-analysis. Document
CoulterVideo This site features videos, articles and other resources to help people with Asperger Syndrome and autism deal with the world, and to help others in the world understand and appreciate them. We focus on practical supports and solutions. Website
Developing Appropriate Coping Skills in Children with Autism Tip sheet from Fraser on Developing Appropriate Coping Skills in Children with Autism Document
Developmental Delay Resources A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs. Website