Autism Support Group

ORGANIZATIONS:

Regional Center of the East Bay, www.rceb.org


WEBSITES:

Autism Speaks, www.autismspeaks.org

Autism NOW, www.autismnow.org

Autism Society, http://www.autism-society.org/

National Autism Association, http://nationalautismassociation.org/

Bay Area Autism Consortium, http://bayareaautismconsortium.com/

Wrights Law, http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, https://dredf.org/

Family Resource Navigators, http://familyresourcenavigators.org/

Free and Appropriate Education, http://www.fape.org/

California Department of Developmental Services, http://www.dds.ca.gov/Autism

California Blue Ribbon Commission, http://www.autismone.org/content/california-legislative-blue-ribbon-commission-autism

Center for Parent Information and Resources, http://www.parentcenterhub.org/?s=autism

Autism Research Institute, http://www.autism.com

California CADDRE, http://ehib.org/cehtp/cehtp.org/project8f58.html?project_key=AUTM04

The MIND Institute, http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute

Special Olympics, http://www.specialolympics.org

 

BOOKS:

·      An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn by Rogers, Dawson, & Vismara, (2012)

·      Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman (2015)

·      The Verbal Behavior Approach by Mary Lynch Barbera (2007)

·      Autism Everyday by Alyson Beytien (2011)

·      Raising A Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel & Nancy Peske (2009)

·      A Picture’s Worth: Pecs and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism by Andy Bondy, Ph.D & Lori Frost, M.S., CCC-SLP (2011)

·      The Autism Discussion Page: On The Core Challenges of Autism by Bill Nason (2014)

·      The Autism Discussion Page: On Anxiety, Behavior, School, and Parenting Strategies by Bill Nason (2014)

·      My Kid Eats Everything: The Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating by Suzan L. Roberts (2011)

·      The Loving Push, by Debra Moore and Temple Grandin

·      Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers, by Angie Voss OTR


ACTIVITIES:

Kids Gym, www.kidsgymberkeley.com

 

E-Soccer

 

Alameda Little League Challenger Division

 

E-Sports

http://soccer.e-sports.org/

 

Special Needs Swimming Lessons Ages 6-adults

https://www.arpdeplay.com/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp

 

Friends Connect – Social group for grade 6-12

https://alamedaca.gov/recreation/friends-connect

 

MILITARY FAMILIES (Source: Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org):

Military sources indicate that more than 20,000 military dependents, the majority of them children, have some form of autism. Their families face all the emotions and challenges that accompany having a child diagnosed with autism, compounded by the realities of military service: war, extended family separation, frequent moves, varying access to specialized healthcare, and other stressors that complicate and often work against effective treatment for children with autism.


Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Military Families and Operation Autism, its companion website, serves the purpose of providing each family with the tools and access to information they need on their unique journey through autism.

 


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Alameda Special Education Family Support Group

Hosts

Autism Support Group

Planning Meeting

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Franklin Elementary, Alameda

6:30pm – 8pm

Free Childcare

 Discuss community needs

Share resources

Develop group objectives

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