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Aspergers/Autism Online Resources


AHA/AS/PDD - Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Corp
·         Asperger Syndrome Educational Network, Inc. (ASPEN)
·         Aspies e.V. - Menschen mit Asperger-Syndrom - German self-help organization of people with Asperger Syndrome
·         Autism Research Institute
·         Kansas Council on Developmental DisabilitiesThe Autism Connection - A non profit web site dedicated to providing information and resources about Autism to the community
·         Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S.)
·         Spectrum Connection - Your bi-state (KS & MO) resource for families living with autism
·         The Autism Source

Special Ed Law—

Educational Resources—

·         College Internship Program at The Brevard Center,
Melbourne, Florida
(for students with Asperger Syndrome and Non Verbal Learning Differences)
·         Family Education
·         Jenny's Site for Special Needs Kids - Website of author Jenny Clark

Family Advocacy—

·         MPACT/Missouri Parents Act
·         Families Together

Resource Centers—

Parent Support Groups—

·         Vermont Autism Support Daily - free online support group for parents, friends and families of children with autism. Live meetings are also held the first Monday of each month from 7 - 9 p.m.
·         Kansas Support Groups
·         FEATNT - Families for Early Autism Treatment-North Texas
·         Autism Center of Tulsa


·         Technical Alliance Center
·         Sommerville Young Adult Community - designed for those diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ages 18-25
· - Website of author, Stephen Shore
·         Autism Society of Kansas
·         Autism Society of America
· - Website of author, Rebekah Heinrichs
·         AHA/AS/PDD - Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Corp.

Social Skills Groups—

·         Kansas Social Skills Groups


·         O.A.S.I.S. Conferences
·         NLD on The Web


·         Parentbooks
·         Starfish Specialty Press

Suggested References/ Libraries/ Newsletters/ Magazines—

·         "Positively Autism" Magazine (read a sample issue)
·         Bibliography on Autism
·         Books on the Autism Spectrum
·         Heart for Autism - Ordinary Families Doing Extraordinary Things

Discussion Boards—

Links for Kids—

·         Stress Free Kids - help children manage anxiety, stress, and anger while promoting self-esteem and peaceful sleep
·          Kids.Net.Au - A search engine just for kids!


·         Eccentrically Speaking - helping adults with autism work on social communication skills

Recommended Parenting eBooks—

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My child has been rejected by his peers, ridiculed and bullied !!!

Social rejection has devastating effects in many areas of functioning. Because the ASD child tends to internalize how others treat him, rejection damages self-esteem and often causes anxiety and depression. As the child feels worse about himself and becomes more anxious and depressed – he performs worse, socially and intellectually.

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How to Prevent Meltdowns in Children on the Spectrum

Meltdowns are not a pretty sight. They are somewhat like overblown temper tantrums, but unlike tantrums, meltdowns can last anywhere from ten minutes to over an hour. When it starts, the Asperger's or HFA child is totally out-of-control. When it ends, both you and your child are totally exhausted. But... don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet. At the least provocation, for the remainder of that day -- and sometimes into the next - the meltdown can return in full force.

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Parenting Defiant Teens on the Spectrum

Although Aspergers [high-functioning autism] is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager on the spectrum are more difficult than they would be with an average teen. Complicated by defiant behavior, the teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs.

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Older Teens and Young Adult Children with ASD Still Living At Home

Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent? Parents of teens with ASD face many problems that other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

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Parenting Children and Teens with High-Functioning Autism

Two traits often found in kids with High-Functioning Autism are “mind-blindness” (i.e., the inability to predict the beliefs and intentions of others) and “alexithymia” (i.e., the inability to identify and interpret emotional signals in others). These two traits reduce the youngster’s ability to empathize with peers. As a result, he or she may be perceived by adults and other children as selfish, insensitive and uncaring.

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Highly Effective Research-Based Parenting Strategies for Children with Asperger's and HFA

Become an expert in helping your child cope with his or her “out-of-control” emotions, inability to make and keep friends, stress, anger, thinking errors, and resistance to change.

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