Book, "Autism: Educational and Therapeutic Approaches"
Written by psychologist Efrosini Kalyva, this book is the main source book in Greece for parents and teachers with children on the autism spectrum. It covers various educational methods, approaches to developing social interactions, communication ideas, biomedical concepts and much more.
The writing style is understandable, and offers examples that make difficult concepts clear. For instance, explaining what a 'Social Story' should include, and why.
In addition, the royalties from every book sold are used to support the running of a center in Greece for more than 50 children with autism and their families.
Pecs For All
Picto Selector, a free and easy way to make visual schedules. This free, easy-to-use computer program offers thousands of pictures to make your own sheets and schedules for use with PECS. It also allows you to add your own digital photos into a schedule.
You can now make daily schedules, clothing charts, bath time reminders, even charts of family members, specifically for YOUR child's needs.
Children's Harnesses by Elaine
Custom made safety harness for any size or age. FINALLY, a durable safety harness to help keep your loved one from wandering off, no matter what their size or age. Every harness is made to your order in Canada, and is adjustable, for use over the long haul.
If you need a reasonable way to keep them safe while out and about, this may be the answer you've been looking for.
I Love a Child with Autism
Autism Awareness clothing, jewelry, bumper stickers and more, news on the autism front, articles on a wide variety of autism topics, this site has a LOT to offer!
We also like it because, like LucasWorks, it is owned by the family of a child with autism, so they "get it".
Sweet Christine's gluten-free confections
This shop features homemade, all natural cookies, brownies and other goodies that are gluten-free. These yummy treats are so good that the University of Delaware football team couldn't get enough of them at a recent Autism event!
If you or someone you love suffers from celiac disease, this is where you'll find the good stuff...
Able Home Aides
A division of UNIVERSAL CONSULTANTS, INC. Able Home Aides offers products to aid elderly and disabled persons to live, work, and play where they choose with dignity and respect.
Able Home Aides is owned and operated by persons with disabilities. They offer bathroom products, dressing aides, kitchen aides, and many more items, in addition to information for those with disabilities.
Greeting cards in PECS symbols! Symbolic Sentiments™ cards and gifts feature Mayer-Johnson's colorful Picture Communication Symbols™ used by children with communication challenges to express their choices and feelings.
These unique cards and gifts promote awareness for the thousands of children who are unable to speak or communicate their thoughts verbally, and who rely on picture symbols and other forms of augmentative communication.
Story Time Felts
Karen Clark Independent Consultant 1-877-643-5521
These felt picture boards use visual aides to help your child learn about the world around them.
Combines high quality, washable materials with imaginative, sensory stimulating pictures that can be seen and "felt". Teach social stories, lessons about weather, time, etc. with these books and other materials.
Mother of 4 kids on the spectrum, Lynette has a blog and a radio show devoted to autism. This wonderfully talented mom's website includes music and even a book about her family's journey with autism.
Lynette has a Master's degree in Social & Behavioral Science, and has come up with some unconventional ways to help her autistic kids. Read her blog or give her radio show archives a listen, because Lynette can truly think outside the box, which is where people with autism LIVE!
Autism Hangout is an online "coffee shop", where you can get the latest news about autism, enjoy discussions in a forum setting, and generally "hangout" with others who share your interest in autism.
A great resource for parents, teachers or anyone who works with (or loves) someone with autism.
Meeting The Need
Dallas and Mary Dietrich
Meeting The Need offers a beautiful place to vacation that's completely accessible for ALL people, even those with physical and other disabilities.
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, these former mining buildings have been lovingly renovated and restored to provide total accessibility for all, in kitchens, bathrooms, even at the fire pit built into the brand new deck which surrounds and connects the lodges!
Perfect for families or other groups, experience a relaxed and unforgettable vacation at Meeting The Need.
Fragile X Research Foundation (FRAXA)
FRAXA is committed to finding treatments for Fragile X, the most common known genetic cause of autism.
Get information about Fragile X Syndrome itself, the latest studies, treatments and news.
Autism/Asperger's/PDD online group
This is online autism support group where moms and other interested parties can come together and discuss all things related to having, dealing with and otherwise coping with a child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Stop by and share, laugh, cry and find out that you're not alone in your battle with autism!
First Signs is dedicated to the early identification and intervention of children with developmental delays and disorders.
First Signs web site provides a wealth of vital resources, covering a range of issues, from healthy development to concerns about a child; from the screening and referral process, to treatments for autism spectrum disorders.