Autism Spectrum Disorder
My son Tristan was diagnosed with ASD when he was 4 years old in 2003. These are some resources that we have found useful as we strive to give Tristan every possible opportunity for learning, inclusion, and empowerment.
This site is for parents and teachers of children with moderate to severe autism. The information on this site describes the objectives of the games found on www.whizkidgames.com a games portal for autistic children. The games are a free resource that aim to help autistic children to develop independent living skills. Please contribute to our forums and help us to develop more games.
Lowcountry Autism Consortium
The Lowcountry Autism Consortium (LAC) supports the Charleston-area autism community by bridging the gap between individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and high quality, regionally-based services. In response to rising ASD rates, the LAC provides families and professionals with practical, empowering information in an accepting atmosphere, and advocates for autism awareness, research, and lifelong care.
“The online resource and community for autism and asperger’s.” A great online community for people (mosty aspies – but all spectrum folks) to discuss, exchange information on, and get help with issues related to ASD. This inspiring site was created by a 17 year old aspie. Is full of information, advice, articles, and links to books and Wrong Planet’s own “Autism Talk TV” episodes.
A treatment initiative of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC dedicated to providing services to children on the autism spectrum and their families. The Project REX Team consists of doctors and the therapists with a passion for helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their loved ones.
Autism Talk TV
“The online television show about Autism” produced by and staring (mostly) fantastic folks who are themselves on the spectrum. Interviews with autism experts, therapists and those on the spectrum. Very informative and very insightful, expecially considering the points of view of the producers and talent. It appears that not all the episodes appear on this blog. All the episodes can be found on the web site “Wrong Planet.Net.”
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Section on ASD
Autism is a complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication. Symptoms usually start before age three and can cause delays or problems in many different skills that develop from infancy to adulthood. This site seems to have been recently created for archiving all the “Autism Talk TV” episodes that have been produced. It appears that not every episode has been archived, and other episides can be found on YouTube on on the “Wrong Planet” website.
Autism Speaks is 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.
Family Resource Center for Disabilities & Special Needs Parent Training & Resource Center
1575 Savannah Highway, Ste 6
Charleston, SC 29407
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Nathan’s Friends, a non-profit organization, was created in an effort to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum disorders (ASDs) and to raise money for advanced treatment initiatives.
South Carolina Autism Society
For all who provide care for children and adults with autism, the Society provides information and referrals for services. The Society is also a strong advocate for state and federal legislation to provide services for South Carolinians who have autism.
The goal of the Summerville Miracle League is to enhance the lives of people with special needs. This will be accomplished primarily through the national pastime of baseball, but will also include other activities that will bring together our athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way.
Rob Errera: Author of book “Autism Dad”
Writer, Editor, Publisher.