Since 1965, the Autism Society in partnership with our over 100 local and state affiliates has supported millions of individuals and families impacted by autism.
An organization devoted to the research of Autism, empowering families, caregivers and persons with Autism. Many newly diagnosed families can find free toolkits here to help you navigate the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder; they offer links for each state.
Pyramid Educational Consultants-a place to find a variety of PECS communication items, lesson plans, sensory activity ideas and more. PECS is an acronym for Picture Exchange Communication System and is used to help nonverbal and verbal people communicate more effectively.
A store dedicated to people with Autism and tools for Therapists, Teachers, Family Members-everything and anything you can imagine that will create success.
A site to help you learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the strategies and tools to care for a person with ASD and offering professional credit hours, as well.
A site with articles for all types of disabilities where people can share their stories and insights.
A site where you can find visual aids, binders, strips, and PECS to enhance communication skills for people with Autism.
This is a blog written by a friend that deals with ASD and SPD every single day. A must read! You will get to know Robyn and her family.
Fun & Function is a site that helps empower Special Needs patients to thrive in school, home and work. They sell toys as well as therapeutic devices to help people.
Their goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.
This journey can pose challenges, though. That’s where Understood comes in. Understood aims to give parents a direct path to the support they need most to make them feel more confident and capable, less frustrated and alone:
Missing Pieces- Living With Autism is my own personal page with other resources that I have added on that page to help others with local resources as well as IEP info, etc.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.
The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
Infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, with disabilities and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth ages 3 through 21 receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
Statute/Regs Main » Regulations » Part B » Subpart B » Section 300.101
300.101 Free appropriate public education (FAPE).
(a) General. A free appropriate public education must be available to all children residing in the State between the ages of 3 and 21, inclusive, including children with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school, as provided for in §300.530(d).
(b) FAPE for children beginning at age 3.
(1) Each State must ensure that—
(i) The obligation to make FAPE available to each eligible child residing in the State begins no later than the child’s third birthday; and
(ii) An IEP or an IFSP is in effect for the child by that date, in accordance with §300.323(b).
(2) If a child’s third birthday occurs during the summer, the child’s IEP Team shall determine the date when services under the IEP or IFSP will begin.
(c) Children advancing from grade to grade.
(1) Each State must ensure that FAPE is available to any individual child with a disability who needs special education and related services, even though the child has not failed or been retained in a course or grade, and is advancing from grade to grade.
(2) The determination that a child described in paragraph (a) of this section is eligible under this part, must be made on an individual basis by the group responsible within the child’s LEA for making eligibility determinations.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
I use this site a lot when I am working with Tyson and he needs to keep track of how much time he has left to do a task. There are many cool timers found here.