Resources

Association for Science in Autism Treatment  ASTA

ASAT is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. Since autism was first identified, there has been a long history of failed treatments and fads, levied on vulnerable individuals as well as on their families. Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism. 

Autism Society of America  ASA

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Austism Cares   website

AutismCares Provides Grants for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders During Times of Crisis or Unplanned Hardships 

Autism Speaks   Autism Speaks

Comprehensive website that provides information regarding diagnosis, recommended therapies, advocacy, news regarding legislation around the country, etc.

Austism Support Network   ASN

Join our free support community and connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what’s working for others, coping strategies, and life guides from others living what you’re going through now.
 

Behavior Change, Inc. Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A.,BCBA 

Dr. McGreevy and his associates are Board Certified Behavior Analysts who specialize in teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism, who exhibit very limited communication skills and/or severe problem behavior. Based in Florida.

Carbone Clinic  Dr. Vincent Carbone, BCBA

The Clinic’s mission is to provide evidence-based behavior analytic services to learners with autism and other developmental disabilities through direct services and training of family members and educators. They accomplish this by insuring that the learner’s progress occurs through the arrangement of teaching environments which are mostly positive and arranged to ultimately allow the learner to continue to develop language and other skills in typical community and family settings. Includes a video presentation of Dr. Carbone.

CARE  website

Find the perfect care for your child.  Sign up for free and instantly search for nannies, babysitters, Au Pairs, daycare centers, tutoring and camps.

Christina Burk, M.A.

Lots of information here about running an ABA/VB program.

 CAS  Commonwealth Autism Services

CAS is designated as the state portal for Autism for the state of Virginia.  Offers many resources across the state to utilize across ages/services/needs.

Establishing Operations  EO, Inc.

EO, Inc provides experienced consultants to develop home and school programs, train parents and staff to implement these programs as well as oversee and monitor the progress of the programs. EOalso offers a menu of workshops designed to train professionals and family members in how to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities. These workshops focus specifically on the acquisition of verbal behavior in both the natural environment and intensive teaching settings from early to advanced learners. The EO team has many years of experience working with all levels of children from non-vocal to conversational.

DVD brochure: https://www.establishingoperationsinc.com/pdfs/EO-DVD-Brochure.pdf

First 100 Days  KITS

FREE!  Families whose children have been diagnosed in the last 6 months may request a complimentary hard copy of the 100 Day Kit or the AS/HFA Tool Kit by calling 888-AUTISM2 (888-288-4762) and speaking with an Autism Response Team Coordinator. *Note:  unable to ship kits internationally.

First Signs website

First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.

Social Skills Training Project  SSTProject  and   Dr. Baker

This project utilizes a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to teach social skills to children, adolescents, and adults who have social-communication difficulties. These may include autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and other psychiatric conditions or learning disabilities that may be associated with social difficulties.

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.

Mark Sundberg  website

The primary goal of this website is to provide information on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of language. Recently, Skinner’s work has experienced wide-spread use for language assessment and intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The following brief overview of Skinner’s analysis and its application to the treatment of children with autism is provided to give users of this site an overview of the content.

Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx  Toilet Training in Less Than a Day

THE CLASSIC GUIDE USED BY MILLIONS OF PARENTS!

From two noted learning specialists, here is the amazing, scientifically proven Azrin-Foxx method that teaches toilet training quickly — in less than four hours for the average child. And after that rewarding learning period, he or she will willingly use the toilet without assistance or a reminder! With more than 2 million copies sold, this is the one guide you’ll want to make this significant transition a rewarding and pleasurable experience

Rethink Autism website

Web-based Educational Treatment Solutions for Autism Assessment, Training, Curriculum & Data Tracking

Sitter City  Free Trial

Offers a free weekly trial to search for babysitters in your area. Will detail background checks as well as experience; some sitters will specifically state they have experience working with children on the autism spectrum.

Michelle Garcia Winner  Social Thinking

Looks at enhancing social skills through a variety of mediums; books and curriculum, workshops, blog, strategies, etc.

Spectrum Training Systems Scott Bellini

Spectrum Training Systems, Inc. exists to educate the families, school administrators and teachers, therapists and other important people in the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through conferences and workshops around the country. STS has trained tens of thousands of conference attendees since our establishment in 2004.

Scott Bellini, Ph.DDr. Bellini 

The Assistant Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) and an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also the director of the newly formed Social Skills Research Center (SSRC), a university based center specializing in developing and empirically examining the outcomes of social skills interventions for youth with ASD.  He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and an endorsed Health Services Provider in Psychology. 

The Verbal Behavior Approach  Mary Lynch Barbera

Mary Lynch Barbera is the mother of a son with autism, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, an author, and an expert in using the Verbal Behavior Approach to teach children with developmental delays.  Great resource for parents that want to learn about Verbal Behavior.

 Pete Wright  Wright’s Law

The website is a great reference to help guide you through the IEP process. 

Ziggurat Group  Ziggurat Model

Revolutionary techniques that parents and professionals can put into practice with ease. The Ziggurat Model is a system for designing comprehensive interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. 

Here are some links that may be helpful to you, too.

A weblinik to Loudoun County’s Jill’s house

Mothers of Pre-schoolers  MOPS

More information about Applied Behavior Analysis

A web link to Loudoun County Public Schools

Wikipedia link to Autism