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By no means do we have all the answers here, but the local, state and national websites will provide food for thought. Links have been recommended by school psychologists, by parents with a child on the autism spectrum, and by others.
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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.
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
A bevy of useful information for educators, families, and students alike.
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.
Cerebral Palsy Foundation
A comprehensive resource for individuals with Cerebral Palsy as well as for parents, caregivers, and educators.
Publications and Research
Amy Laurent’s Website is excellent, providing practical information for children and adults with autism and for those who support them.
Dr. Barry Prizant, Ph.D. is a well-regarded voice on autism and the author of the book, Uniquely Human.
Nancy Wiseman’s organization focuses on issues of early identification and family support, as well as education of professionals about ASD.
This website on the “First Words Project” and the Autism Institute directed by Dr. Amy Wetherby related to research on early
focuses on strategies for developing social competencies which are geared towards those on the Spectrum who have average cognitive abilities.