Autism Resources Guide

Autism Resources Guide

 

Ongoing guide to resources, schools, and articles with tips and help for those with or living with someone who has Autism.

 

ARTICLES

Helping A Child with Sensory Issues Enjoy Swimming

23 Ways To Communicate With A Non-Verbal Child

Taking Your Autistic Child To a Restaurant

Five Affordable Safety Tools for Wanderers

The relationship factor: when special needs challenge a household

10 Unexpected Benefits of Homeschool a Child with Special Needs

Business Ideas For People With Disabilities

Low Vision Internet Gateway
Managing Sensory Processing Issues At Home
Cleaner Indoor Air & Chemical Sensitivities
Disabled Home Modification Checklists and Funding
Home Modifications and Selling Your Home
Special Needs Safety Around Construction Sites
Renters’ Rights for People with Disabilities
Moving for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Guide to Finding Credible Medical Advice

Home Ownership For Those With Disabilities

Autism, ADHD, And Sleep

Social Inclusion Training Tool for Educators, Parents & Caregivers

 

 

RESOURCES/SCHOOLS

Variety of Georgia 

Our hope is that all children regardless of ability or circumstance are able to actively participate in their community and experience all the joys that come with being a child. Every child deserves the opportunity to live, laugh and learn.

LearningRx 
Our LearningRx directors will discuss how the proven LearningRx methodology can quickly enhance weak cognitive skills that are often the underlying cause of learning disabilities, learning difficulties, dyslexia, ADHD, and other struggles that keep people from reaching their true potential in life. 
LearningRx Alpharetta-Johns Creek
LearningRx Atlanta-Buckhead
LearningRx Kennesaw

Atlanta School Insight
Atlanta offers over 100 private schools, 14 public school districts, and over 30 special needs schools.  When education options can cost well over a half a million dollars before college, it just makes good financial sense to think through your choices.A.S.I. looks beyond test scores to give you insight into the inner workings of the schools and their communities. We look beyond the labels to discover the phenomenal potential in every child.  We are committed to helping you find the right fit, the school where your child will thrive: where they are respected, challenged, and nurtured.   

Brain Balance Achievement Centers
Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer the Brain Balance Program ® in 54 nationwide locations. The Brain Balance Program® is an individualized and comprehensive approach to helping children with neurobehavioral and learning difficulties surmount their unique challenges. 3 locations here in GA: Roswell, Suwanee, & Peachtree City.  

Marcus Autism Center
Marcus Autism Center is an Autism Center of Excellence and one of the nation’s leading centers for clinical care and research centers for autism and related disorders, treating more than 5,500 children a year.   

SPECTRUM Autism Support Group
Support Group out of Gwinnett County.  Monthly meetings, events, and support.  Every family that deals with Autism have their own special set of circumstances to deal with. We want to know where to direct our support efforts to serve the most families.

Rockdale County Autism Support Group
The Rockdale County Autism Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at the First Baptist Church of Conyers, 2100 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, GA, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

AbilityPath.Org
AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life.

The Autism Project

The Autism Project works to be at the forefront of developing many new and innovative programs that enrich the lives of children with autism and help them reach their highest potential.

Bierman ABA Autism Center

We work with children with autism spectrum disorders up to the age of 13. We specialize in providing early intervention, personalized and intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs. Our early intensive intervention programs (EIBI) are designed to help children learn skills across many different developmental domains in order to be happy and successful in any environment, whether that be in the home, community or the classroom.

Family Center for Autism

Finally, there’s a place where you can find innovative classes and clubs for your loved one with autism… and support, guidance, and understanding for your whole family. A place where you can feel at home… where you can relax, talk to others and forge a bond based on common experience. A place open to the entire community to foster an environment of inclusion, acceptance, and friendship.

The Autism Cares Foundation

ACF differentiates itself from other organizations raising funds for autism as our support revolves around improving the life experiences of children, teens, and adults with autism today.

To this end, our short-term efforts center on providing various activities where children and young adults with autism can participate. One of the many challenges with a child or young adult with autism is to provide them with as typical of a life as possible. Presently, there are few places where children with autism can play sports together or engage in any type of structured play, physical fitness or other activities.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

AUTISM LEARNING PARTNERS

We are a full-service provider that specializes in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities. Our broad-thinking approach addresses the whole child by collaborating with doctors, therapists, schools, and specialists. Our goal is to work together to achieve the best possible outcome… PROGRESS!

Community Autism Resources

Community Autism Resources is a family created and oriented community services organization. The valuable input we receive from families and professionals sustains our continued focus on assisting and educating families and professionals so that they can better meet the needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We do this by building collaborative relationships with those involved, in an effort to provide comprehensive and individually tailored supports.

Advocates for Autism for Massachusetts (AFAM)

The organization provides an important arena for mobilizing those of us who deal with ASD in our day-to-day lives as the most eloquent and persuasive spokespeople for our concerns. Our efforts focus not only on the State House but also on towns and city halls that also have responsibility for service delivery and funding.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Massachusetts Advocates for Children is a private non-profit organization dedicated to being an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities. MAC works to overcome these barriers by changing conditions for many children, while also helping one child at a time.

Autism & Aspergers Events & Programs Massachusetts

Special-needs events newsletter for families in Greater Massachusetts

Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center

The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.

HMEA’s Autism Resource Central

Membership is free, and all of the programs and events are free or low cost, with all fees collected going right back into supporting our mission. We provide support, information, referral, family activities & events, activities for adults on the spectrum, educational programs for parents & therapeutic programs for children with autism as well as siblings, school vacation events and community partnerships to area businesses.

Pawsitivity Service Dogs

There’s a saying you’ve probably heard many times, but it’s worth repeating: “If you’ve met a person with autism, then you’ve met one person with autism”.  Each child is different, but there are five main ways a Service Dog is used to help a child on the autism spectrum.

Kids Speak

Enda, a biomedical engineer gave up his career to find a solution to the boys’ disability. In a journey that took the Dodd’s around the world, they discovered the power of Disney animation to teach language.  They are now actively sharing their experiences and insights with other parents in need so that the miracle of their boys’ language can continue.

 

Don’t forget our monthly listing of sensory friendly events.

 


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Stephanie is a wife and mom of two, a Virtual Assistant, freelance writer and Social Media maven. Stephanie is also the owner of The Autism Diva - a travel, lifestyle blog and special needs resource as she is raising a non-verbal son with Autism. The Autism Diva covers events in the metro Atlanta area and New England. Also hosts giveaways, reviews, recipes and more. With a background in Business and Finance, she left it all behind to be a stay-at-home mom and also homeschools both her kids. Coffee is a must and while life can be crazy, she wouldn't have it any other way.

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