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Table of Contents

Diagnosis / Treatment

For newly diagnosed individuals:

You Have a Diagnosis, Now What Checklist (PDF)

Wired~The Geek Syndrome (PDF)
Wired Issue 9.12 - Dec 2001

What is AS~One Page Description (PDF)
Barbara L. Kirby

Tips for Teaching Students with AS~HFA (PDF)
Susan Moreno & Carol O'Neal

Is There a Difference Between AS~HFA? (PDF)
Tony Attwood

Ten Tips For Helping your Child with AS Get Ready to Return to School (PDF)
Diane Adreon

Three Core Deficits of Asperger Syndrome (PDF)

Taking Responsibility (PDF)
The National Autistic Society

Autistic Spectrum Disorders:  Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment (PDF)
California Department of Developmental Services

Health Insurance Help for Autism:

Rush Neurobehavioral Center

Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk & Safety Management website...

"Research indicates that persons with developmental disabilities, including a rapidly rising autism population, are approximately seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement professionals than others..."

Special Education / Advocacy

From Emotions to Advocacy - The Parent's Journey (PDF)

Supporting Students with AS in General Education (PDF)

Supporting Higher Functioning Students with Autism in the Middle & High School Environment (PDF)

Disability Rights California (formerly Protection & Advocacy-PAI)

The Advocacy Institute:

BellaOnline Autism Spectrum Disorders website has an excellent article about In Home Supportive Services [IHSS]:

IHSS Issues - Protective Supervision:

The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) website has up to date information about IDEA 2004 and free downloadable publications and fact sheets on special education topics:

What Works Clearinghouse
"On an ongoing basis, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) collects, screens, and identifies studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies). We review the studies that have the strongest design, and report on the strengths and weaknesses of those studies against the WWC Evidence Standards so that you know what the best scientific evidence has to say."

Transition Links

MIND Panel - Aug 2008 Summer conference PowerPoint slides (PPT)

Transition Matters-an interview with James Williams

IDEA 2004 Close Up: Transition Planning (PDF)

Transition to Adult Life: A Shared Responsibility planning.htm
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Legal Requirements for Transition Components of the IEP
Wrightslaw - Barbara D. Bateman

Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide (PDF)
California Dept of Education 2008

Helpful Websites


Michelle Winner

Be sure to go to What is Social Thinking? and click on Core Facts & Theories.

Tony Attwood

Maxine Aston - AS Couples Counselor

ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus software:

Discover your Learning Styles

Graphic Organizers

The Incredible 5 Point Scale

Canine Companions for Independence