Online

1 - Geneva Centre for Autism E-Learning Visuals

http://visuals.autism.net/visuals/main.php



1- Sensory Success in the Classroom

http://autismdigest.com/sensory-success-in-the-classroom/


1- Back to School Dos and Don’ts: Tips on navigating summer's end for kids on the spectrum

http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2011-8-24-back-school-best-results


2- Music an Alternative Communication Strategy for Autism




3- Home and Community Based Waivers:  For those who are new to the waiver process know how overwhelming it can be. Attached are two links that provide an overview and outline of each waiver and its individual benefits, which you may be entitled to. Visit this site for more information and the Downloadable Waiver Packets!  http://www.ime.state.ia.us/HCBS/help_ownhome.html

4.- Wrightslaw Iowa Yellow Pages for Kids: This site can serve as a great resource when in need of therapies or specialized programs in Iowa. Though none are located in North Iowa, it is great to know what is offered throughout our state. Even a phone call at times can provide information we need or a referral to someone local!   http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/ia.htm

5- My Autism Team: Online site where you can connect with parents online and other blogs and things that can help you feel connected to other parents who are going through the same thing- www.myautismteam.com

6- Light It Up Blue: Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. In honor of this historic day, many iconic landmarks, hotels, sporting venues, concert halls, museums, bridges and retail stores are among the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities that take part to Light It Up Blue.  Visit- http://www.lightitupblue.org/Markslist/home.do

7- Autism Speaks:  Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  Visit- http://www.autismspeaks.org/

8- Apraxia Kids:  Online site with many resources on Apraxia of Speech for families, researchers, and professionals.  Mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech. Visit- http://www.apraxia-kids.org/ 
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