Parent Resources

 Center on Disability and Inclusion

Materials and Fun

 OZMO Fun Toys for Autism and OCD  "Created by parents of an adult with autism and OCD to encourage easy, safe, wonderful fun with autistic toys, books,
puzzles, sensory and special interest items
." Great for sensory integration, educational, motivational and special interest toys.




Autism Information and Advocacy

 Autism Speaks  Family oriented autism advocacy and information. Creators of an excellent kit, the First 100 Days Kit - that is designed to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.
Autism Society of America

Autism advocacy website that features up-to-date news, a calendar of events, resources and information.

Autism Society of Vermont

"The mission of the Autism Society of Vermont is to provide information and support to Vermonters with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, service providers and other interested citizens, and to advocate for the right of each person with Autism and their families to a fulfilling life within the community   

Vermont Autism Task Force

The mission of the Vermont Autism Task Force is "to coordinate the efforts of interested parties who serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, and to promote the implementation of best practices throughout the state of Vermont." Includes the Vermont Autism White Paper and a toolkit of excellent resources.

Asperger Association of New England

Provides advocacy and support to individuals with Asperger Syndrome/"High Functioning Autism" and their families. Includes support groups, training opportunities, online support groups, employment assistance; legislative advocacy and family grants.

 Autism Votes -
This site is dedicated to tracking and disseminating information on legislative action on autism spectrum disorder issues. Particularly geared toward insurance coverage initiatives on the state and national levels.
 Understanding Asperger's Syndrome: A Professor's Guide  For college bound individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This site includes a 12-minute presentation from Organization for Autism Research's (OAR), is designed to help college-bound students with autism spectrum disorder (particularly Asperger Syndrome or HFA) by familiarizing professors and other college personnel with the unique traits of the learner.
 Vermont Family Network  
 Vermont Department of Education Parent Resource Page  Links for legal resources, alternate assessment, IEP decision making process, parent rights, and special education guide.
 Wrightslaw - Special Education Law & Advocacy -  Information on special education law and advocacy. At this site you may sign up for a newsletter on special education law which is easy to understand for the lay person. Much of their materials is written from the perspective of the parent. Some nice publications, including From Emotions to Advocacy are available for download from this site.

 Center on Disability and Inclusion
 A University of Vermont division whose mission is "to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through research, training, and community services"