RESOURCES

  Welcome to the Resources Page of our website! 

We hope you'll find helpful information. Links have been recommended by school psychologists, by parents with a child on the autism spectrum,
and by others. Just click on the underlined words in the title to be connected to more information.
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Organizations

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
offers everything from webinars and journals, to information on news and policy related to individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

The ARC

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., works to protect and promote the dignity and inclusion of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and offers a variety of resources on their website.

Autism Speaks

An autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities. A bevy of resources and research are available and searchable by topic, the age of the person with ASD, by your relationship to that person, and more.

Americans with Disabilities Act Information:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Cerebral Palsy Foundation
 

Downs Syndrome Association of Connecticut
New Britain, Connecticut-based organization dedicated to promoting equity, empowerment, opportunity and inclusion for individuals with Downs Syndrome. Useful information for parents, caregivers, doctors and teachers.

National Downs Syndrome Congress
A leading national resource for support and advocacy dedicated to improving the lives of those with Downs Syndrome.

Publications and Research

Amy Laurent’s Website is excellent, providing practical information for children and adults with autism and for those who support them.
 

First Signs:

Nancy Wiseman’s organization focuses on issues of early identification and family support, as well as education of professionals about ASD.

 

Mental Wellness for People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (mn.gov)

From the Minnesota Department of Human Services, suggestions for supporting wellness amongf folks with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.

 

Social Thinking: focuses on strategies for developing social competencies which are geared towards those on the Spectrum who have average cognitive abilities.  

 

Dr. Barry Prizant, Ph.D. is a well-regarded voice on autism and the author of the book, Uniquely Human.

Pet Therapy: 

Benefits of Pet Therapy | PAWS for People

The Benefits of Exercise for Adults:

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities | CDC