Resources

Welcome to my resources page!
Take a look at the lists below for some of my favorite
organizations, service providers, science & research and publishers.

Organizations


AAAN

At Australian Autism Aspergers Network (AAAN)  our mission is to provide comprehensive information, services and support to the Autistic Community. We aim to unite the Autistic Community by bringing together what services are available from the many services provided by individuals, groups, organisations and professionals that devote their time to improving the lives of those on the Autistic Spectrum.

AHA

Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. AHA helps families and individuals become more informed self-advocates. Our programs encourage awareness and acceptance.

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

 The Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.

 Center for Neurodiversity

The Center for Neurodiversity is a one of a kind center created to advance the understanding of how to best educate and support neurodiverse individuals. The Center’s focus is on individuals on the autism spectrum who desire a greater understanding of themselves, practice in articulating their needs, and enhanced life skills in order to successfully thrive as active members in society. Unlike traditional models, the Center helps individuals, families, educators, employers and communities realize the value of neurodiversity and sensory-friendly design. By transforming the way education is delivered, workplaces are managed, and communities are integrated, the Center will create a sustainable legacy of social stewardship as we usher in the era of neurodiversity.

Different Brains

Different Brains is a neurodiversity resource site that welcomes everyone– regardless of condition or philosophy. Our goal is to build a community of advocates for people whose brains think a little bit differently, a space for the respectful sharing of ideas and stories, and a resource for anyone seeking knowledge and support so that no one feels like the “Lone Ranger.” We want YOU– the person reading this right now– to join in on spreading advocacy and awareness! Whether you are here because you consider yourself neurodiverse, because you are a professional that works with the uniquely abled, because you are a parent seeking help, because you want to understand a loved one better, or just because you like to learn– join our growing community to make this world a place of acceptance for the differences in our brains.

Foundation for Life Guides for Autism

Our 501 (c) (3) non-profit, The Foundation for Life Guides for Autism provides a vital voice for change in the way the culture sees autism. We’re all about engagement with individuals, workplaces, and we will settle for no less than to grow the vision of true neurodiversity in our culture. We’re the cultural engagement arm of Life Guides for Autism and our mission is to change the conversation about autism so that autistic people can realize inclusivity, true neurodiversity now – and in the future.

Geek Club Books

Geek Club Books is a registered, tax-exempt nonprofit with creative autism education and empowerment mission. We ignite hearts and open minds through autism storytelling so all individuals with autism have every opportunity in this world to shine.

National Autistic Society

We are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.
We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. Please get involved or make a donation today.

NSASA

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to provide lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of their community. Education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research form the cornerstones of ASA’s efforts to carry forth its mission.

SASI

To enrich the lives of children and families affected by autism by providing resources and information along with programs and services to benefit them in gaining independence and confidence. We provide emotional and financial support as well as advocate in the community for autism awareness and understanding.

Spectrum Women

The Spectrum Women team comprises of Autistic individuals dedicating their time to positively support fellow Autistics, their family and the wider community.

World Autism Organization

The World Autism Organisation (WAO) was formally established in 1998. Our main objective is to improve the quality of life for people with autism and their families all over the world.

Service Providers


AHRC

AHRC Nassau is a not-for-profit organization that is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc. Established during a time where most people with developmental disabilities were relegated to institutions or hidden away at home, AHRC Nassau has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and helping them live self-directed lives for more than 65 years.

Brian Aubin Yoga and Wellness

The mission of Brian Aubin Yoga and Wellness is to bring the benefits of yoga, wellness, stress management, and meditative practices to all individuals especially those affected with, or impacted by, autism, special needs, mental health issues, and substance misuse.

Bridges to Adelphi

The Bridges to Adelphi Program offers individualized comprehensive academic, social and vocational services that are designed to make that transition easier.

Developmental Disabilities Institute

DDI is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational, residential, day habilitation and vocational services to over 1,200 children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. From humble beginnings a half-century ago, DDI through its many sites across Suffolk and Nassau Counties has become the largest provider of services for people with autism on Long Island.

Fay J. Lindner Center

In 2001, the Lindner Center was formed to meet the needs of children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities, their families, public and private schools and the community. For over a decade, the Lindner Center has been providing the highest quality of care based on current research and state-of-the art assessment and treatment protocols.

NYIT-VIP

Welcome to the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP)! We are a residential, college-based postsecondary transition program for young adults with learning differences and Autism spectrum diagnoses. Since 1987, VIP has been helping students develop skills and accumulate experiences that help them reach their executive functioning, social, independent living, and work/college readiness goals.

 OPWDD

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 750 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.

 Spectrum Services

We offer specialized therapy services for clients with Asperger’s, autism, anxiety, trauma, and multigenerational family and couples needs. Neuropsychology, diagnostic, educational consulting, and social skills assessments and groups are also our specialty.

Science & Research


Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

INSAR

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) is a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders. INSAR was formed in 2001 and is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors who oversee all functions of the Society. Various committees assist the Board in carrying out the mission of the Society.

Social Competence & Treatment Lab

Welcome to the Stony Brook Social Competence & Treatment Lab (SCTL), a.k.a. the “Lerner Lab!”  We focus on understanding how kids and teens connect to one another and make friends, and helping to develop new ways to help them to do so.  The lab has a particular focus on helping those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Publishers


AAPC Publishing

AAPC Publishing is dedicated to providing practical, research-based solutions and promoting autism awareness through books for individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders across the lifespan.

Future Horizons

 Future Horizons was founded in 1996 with the mission of sharing information about autism and Asperger’s syndrome through books and conferences. In 2010 we added a subsidiary, Sensory World, focused solely on sensory issues experienced by those with autism or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Our Purpose is spreading knowledge that betters the lives of those who live and work with these conditions. Devoted to supporting and fostering these works, Future Horizons is proud to have become the world leader in publications and conferences on both autism spectrum disorders and sensory issues.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.