National Links

Some Useful non-Local Sources on Asperger’s Syndrome.

(Note: just because something appears in our list below does NOT mean we endorse it. We don’t endorse anything. Not even motherhood and/or apple pie! And just because something is not on the list below indicates nothing about our feelings about it. The following are listed in no particular order except that yours truly thinks that the ones toward the top may be of more interest. Please tell me at jdevine@lmu.edu if any of the links don’t work, if you think that some of the links don’t belong here, or you want a site added to the list.)

  • The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
  • The Autspot – an online community for those who were affected by autism. They have a free autism online community and other services. At least 1,800 people have signed up. They recommend a lawyer who has a strong connection with families dealing with developmental disabilities whose services are affordable. He has been very effective in a number of IEP meetings with families, and has been very open to discussing the best ways for families to pay him for his services without breaking their bank. Contact Dele Popoola at dele@theautspot.com or by phone at 310 704-0778. The AUTSPOT receives no benefit from the lawyer’s service.
  • On-Line Asperger Support Group (AS Support Group Online) in the United Kingdom.
  • Autism Today. All important new Autism and ASD resources and Books are here to help you.
  • The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (SSDRC.com) provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author’s personal experience as a former disability-Medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration. It is not a government agency.
  • http://www.doctordisability.com/autism-disability.php — information about the autism spectrum for doctors.
  • “The Best of the Web” – Asperger Site.
  • Inside the Mind of Autism. Do you often wonder what your autistic child is feeling and thinking? Are you puzzled by some of the “different” behaviors that tend to set him or her apart? Get insight from Pamela, an articulate adult on the autism spectrum. She will give you rare, first-hand insight into what it’s like to be autistic. Her analytical mind and mathematical skills allowed her to label and organize her childhood world while watching life from a safe distance. Those same skills ultimately led her into a successful career. She will share candid accounts of her parents’ approach to her differences and their struggles She relates childhood coping mechanisms from her past hoping to give her readers valuable perspective on how to relate to the special child or children in your life.
  • Temple Grandin’s Site. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on major television programs, such as the “Today Show”, “Larry King Live”, “48 Hours” and “20/20” and written up in national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was one of the “challenged” people featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars. (quoted from her web-site.)
  • Tony Attwood’s page. He’s one of our favorite experts on AS.
  • Liane Holliday Willey’s page. She’s the author of Pretending to be Normal, her autobiography. I think the title sums up a major part of the AS experience.
  • Lakeview Health Systems – some info on Asperger Syndrome.
  • Autism Research Institute. Established in 1967, the San Diego-based nonprofit ARI is world headquarters for research and information on autism and related disorders, and the epicenter of a rapidly growing movement that holds that autism can be treated effectively through intensive behavior modification and a variety of individualized biomedical treatments. For more information, e-mail info@autism.com. Snail-mail: 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116.
  • The Mouse Trial Autism Software Database is a free resource for parents and professionals listing all kinds of software for autism treatment. It’s a collection of links to publishers, developers and distributors of software that you might find useful for kids with Autism. Some of the programs have been written specifically for autism while others are more general educational or special-needs titles that have been pressed into service and found useful in practice.
  • ASPIRES Asperger Syndrome Partners & Individuals Resources, Encouragement & Support is an on-line resource for spouses and family members of adults diagnosed or suspected to be on the autistic spectrum. Their approach to one another and towards our “significant others” is directed towards solving problems in our relationship with a spectrum-sitting spouse. ASPIRES is also an e-mail subscription list for individuals with AS, and those who have a parent, spouse, or child with AS. They share our family and relational experiences, resources and survival tips as well as offer encouragement and hope. Through sharing, they hope to lighten one another’s burdens and find positive solutions to many of the troubling challenges that characterize our relationships.
  • K12 Academics: This describes itself as “one of the top and most respected education and disability resource web sites on the Internet. We are a Nationally based website whose audience is Parents, Schools, teachers & Students in the K-12 Education system. We are affiliated with hundreds of the most respected companies, organizations, schools & web sites in the U.S. and traffic hundreds of thousands of hits per month. Our site is rich in content with over 1000+ pages. It is the ultimate resource tool for Parents, Teachers, Schools & Students throughout the entire U.S.”
  • www.auties.org. A web-site presented by autistic author Donna Williams. It has been made by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to help all people on the Autistic Spectrum all over the world to find work and employment. The website lists people for free if they are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition. It allows people to find and support the work and skills of people with Autism Spectrum Conditions around the world. There are categories of work for those with ALL levels of skills. The website is not just for the most able people on the Autistic Spectrum. It is for all people on the Autistic Spectrum.The website is not political. The site is also open to businesses which consider themselves ‘Autie Friendly’ as part of us trying to make the mainstream world more accessible to people on the autistic spectrum.
  •  www.allkindsofminds.org. Dr. Mel Levine’s website, I think it is extremely valuable in the global perspective that every child learns in his or her own way.
  • This is an autism support page at MDJunction, a health community focused on becoming a free center for Online Support Groups.
  • com provides comprehensive information on all kinds of sleep disorders (sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy) and the way to cure those problems. We have tried to put all the information, i.e, related to sleeping problems.
  • Naturally Autistic. Their Naturally Autistic™ ANCA™ programs, products and services have been developed and are facilitated by autistic people with generations of first-hand experience and knowledge. Their site highlights the talents of autistic people, providing further opportunities for the general public to discover for themselves, our Autistic Culture. Their online Naturally Autistic™ ANCA™ Magazine brings to the for-front the best in literary offerings from a host of autistic writers, poets and artists. Their bi-monthly features, articles, short stories, poetry and art will inform, entertain and inspire our readers as they experience for themselves what autistic people everywhere have to offer.
  •  Asperger Friends. We are the new adult chapter of ASPEN, a nonprofit organization in New Jersey. It is for any adult 18 years old and older, who has Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and High-Functioning Autism. We had our first social meeting on February 20, 2005 at Health Quest in Flemington, New Jersey. We meet there every 3rd Sunday of every month thereafter, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled (from TurboTax).
  •  Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association. In the U.K., the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is run by adults with one or more of these conditions, thus following the Madrid declaration of 2002, which stated that organizations should be run by its users.
  •  Sensory Learning Center International. The Sensory Learning Center International works with children and adults to improve perception, understanding and the ability to learn. The Sensory Learning Program is not a treatment. It is not a curative. It is an innovative approach to developmental learning that unites three modalities (visual, auditory and vestibular) into one intervention allowing individuals to better integrate sensory messages.
  • IEP guide: A special education support group with free IEP guide (a Yahoo! Group).
  • University Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome – in the U.K., but seems of interest.
  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers – has lots of books on AS. They seem to publish a new one (or two or three) each month.
  • Autism Insurance Quotes.
  • The Autism Society of America Home Page: Autism Society of America Web Site.
  • ASPEN – a New Jersey and Pennsylvania AS support group. (The initials stand for “ASPerger syndrome Education Network, inc.”)
  • Asperger’s Association of New England
  • Kevin Phillips’ Page – a British man with Asperger’s reports.
  • Bradley Wayne Olson — a man with autism.
  • Autism Parenting Magazine.
  • Wristband Express — a promotional sale of wrist-bands promoting autism awareness

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This page updated by Jim Devine, Aug. 14, 2014.

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