Links for More Information

Asperger Syndrome
O.A.S.I.S. - Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support - Barb Kirby's excellent site - has articles, information, message boards, chat rooms and links - www.aspergersyndrome.org

Tony Attwood's Website - contains information about his current work, schedules of his speaking appearances, papers he has written, and information referenced in his talks - www.tonyattwood.com.au

Liane Willey's Website - author of Pretending to be Normal  and Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal- contains articles that Liane has written and information about scheduled speaking engagements - www.aspie.com

Michelle Winner's Website- Michelle is a speech and language pathologist who specializes in social thinking and perspective-taking therapy and education for professionals, educators, and children, adults, and their families with high-end autism spectrum disorders -  www.socialthinking.com

FAAAS, Inc. - Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome - mission is to give support to the family members of adults afflicted with AS, to educate the public about the existence of AS the ADULT population and to bring awareness of this neurological disorder and its ramifications on the ‘whole’ family to the medical communities - www.faaas.org

Autism - General
Autism Society of America - an excellent site and resource with information packages to download, book & tape lists, and local and national membership information - www.autism-society.org

Autism Network International - a self-advocacy group run by and for persons with autism - welcomes families however the main focus of this group is on the issues and needs of individuals on the autistic spectrum - www.ani.ac

Nonverbal Learning Disorders
NLD on the Web! - comprehensive website for Nonverbal Learning Disorder/Disability www.nldontheweb.org

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association - national organization dedicated to promoting education, support and advocacy for people with nonverbal learning disorders - www.nlda.org

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of America - have been involved in long term studies of Asperger Syndrome with Yale University - contact them to request copies of the AS booklets (also available for downloading from the Yale AS Study Page) - they also offer for sale disability related books - www.ldanatl.org

LDOnLine - the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children - www.ldonline.org

All Kinds of Minds - a non-profit institute for the understanding of differences in learning - www.allkindsofminds.org

Alternative Therapies
Equest Therapeutic Riding - Provides hoppotherapy (horseback riding therapy) and a Therapeutic Riding Program - (214) 827-7100

The Upledger Institute, Inc. - Research and training school for CranialSacral Therapy. Contains extensive information about the origins and development of CranialSacral Therapy and the benefits that can be achieved - www.upledger.com

Online Visual Language Dictionary - Sign language has been helpful for some children who are frustrated in their attempts to communicate verbally. This site provides a dictionary of sign with animated examples - www.handspeak.com

Advocacy, IEPs and IDEA
Partners Resource Network - offers training and workshops on educational rights, IEP development and other related topics. Details on region 10 dates are at www.partnerstx.org/reg_8_10.html. Details on region 11 dates are at www.partnerstx.org/reg9_11.html - www.partnerstx.org

Wrightslaw - The Wrightslaw Libraries have hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities - www.wrightslaw.com

IEP4U- is an automated IEP-writer website. I'm not sure who it is written by but they claim to have software coming out "soon". An interesting concept whose time has certainly come - www.iep4u.com

Advocacy, Inc. - A Dallas, TX agency that exists to help parents in disputes with the schools at no charge if they take the case and also have a lot of information for parents needing clarification of their children's rights - (214) 630-0916

Homeschooling Resources
Home School Foundation - mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote home schooling, provide assistance to needy homeschooling families, and support like-minded organizations. The "Special Needs Children" section includes information on scholarships they offer to support homeschoolers of special needs children.
www.homeschoolfoundation.org
Equipment and Toys
Southpaw Enterprises - All kinds of products for children with special challenges. Includes suspended swings, slings, nets, and other sensory integration equipment.
www.southpawenterprises.com

Mayer-Johnson

Lakeshore Learning

Medication/Pharmaceutical Resources
DrugWatch - A comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
www.drugwatch.com