Contact Information

Links and Resources

Educational Resources

  1. Autism Speaks The nation's largest 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.
  2. Autism Society of Minnesota  exists to enhance the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  AuSM seeks to realize its mission through education, support, collaboration, and advocacy.
  3. Resource Directory--a directory of professional providers serving the autism community in Minnesota recommended by members of Autism Society of MN for the areas of Advocacy, Educational, Legal, Medical, Psychological, Respite, Therapeutic, Recreational and Employment
  4. Parent Pack from Autism Society of MN-Introduction to autism and a description of some of the local and national resources
  5. ANSWER--Asperger Network Support-- a west metro support network for individuals and their families
  6. Autism Speaks Video Glossary An innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
  7. Autism Games   This site includes:  Games that young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders will play.Video models of games that parents can watch and learn from and young children can watch and imitate. Tips and strategies for making games and play more educational and more fun!
  8. Jill Kuzma Social Thinking Site  Many resources and tips on this site relate to helping children increase social perspective taking skills, emotion awareness and management, conversation skills, interpretation and use of non-verbal communicaiton, and to develop friendship and interaction skills.
  9. Slater Software Free social stories and other visual lessons
  10. Michelle Garcia Winner Social thinking lessons and information
  11. Autism Resource Network Shop for ASD books, videos, tools and other items online or at the shop in Hopkins, MN
  12. Sensory Smarts Tips for helping childern with sensory processing differences
  13. Promising Practices for the Identification of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders An overview of ASD, using the criteria, initiating discussion of ASD with families, re-eval process, sample ER, co-existing medical conditions, common assessment tools for ASD
  14. Reach for Resources  a non-profit organization that offers specialized services to meet the needs of youth and adults with a variety of cognitive and developmental disabilities, and provides support to their families.
  15. MN Low Incidence Projects The Minnesota Low Incidence Projects are designed to assist school districts across the state in fulfilling federal requirements in the areas of implementation of the IDEA, professional development and insuring the availability of high quality staff in the low incidence areas of Special Education. Find helpful links about ASD from this site.
  16. Social Skills Lesson Plans & Activities linked to California language arts curriculum
  17. Zone for Autistic Children Zac Browser is a totally free software package. It is the first Internet browser developed specifically for children living with autism.
  18. Comprehension Strategies and Literacy Development Paula Kluth has articles and other publications related to teaching reading to students with autism spectrum disorders. 
  1. Information for MN Children with Autism and their Families  including Autism and the Somali Community, and links related to ASD for all families.
  2. MN Department of Education (MDE)/Autism Spectrum Disorder  MDE offers access to resources such as the Minnesota Autism Project and Network and additional information regarding autism and related disorders.
  3. First 100 Days Kit  A tool kit to assist families in getting the critical information they need in the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.
  4. Stanford Autism and Asperger Research  selected published research studies in the medical literature on autism and Asperger syndrome.
  5. Yale Autism Program  an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
  6. First Signs dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and related disorders.
  7. Center for Disease Control (CDC) CDC is working to find out how many children have ASDs, discover the risk factors, and raise awareness of the signs.
  8. Autism Educator Manual a comprehensive new manual by the National Autism Center entitled, Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools promoting evidence-based practice for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in schools







Reference on this webpage to any other webpage or organization does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by Edina Public Schools.

Sarah Bergstrom,
Sep 13, 2010, 2:06 PM