Autism Resources Guide
Ongoing guide to resources, schools, and articles with tips and help for those with or living with someone who has Autism.
Special thank you to Christy, mom to a special needs kiddo and one of the owners of wondermoms.org Christy shared the following articles about transitioning to adulthood:
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Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs
Outings & Travel
Building Bridges Therapy was founded to provide the “Next Step” in therapy programs targeting life, social, and vocation skills in functional environments. We provide the opportunity for children of all ages to make life-changing strides, no matter where they are on the spectrum of development. Our wide range of therapy options ensures that your child will grow and learn in the method that best meets their needs!
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.
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
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 is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Special-needs events newsletter for families in Greater Massachusetts
The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
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.
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.
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.
The Mission of the Autism Resource Center is to support families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to empower families to raise their children to be full members of their communities and become responsively independent and effectively interdependent so that they are valued as gifted people and protected from harm.
We work to support individuals with autism in many areas: we educate their parents and caregivers on best practices for supporting individuals with autism; we educate and train teachers, speech professionals, occupational therapists, teacher assistants, daycare providers, community members and other professionals on the current best practices; and, we offer direct services to individuals with autism.
CARD Specialized Outpatient Services (SOS) provides assistance with specific areas of concern for a family and develops and implements strategies to diminish problem behaviors and teach necessary skills.
Community awareness, advocacy, and fundraising. Chapter website will provide information on local activities in support of autism awareness as well as links to other related sites.
Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.
AANE works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome or similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy–all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.