Autism Free Resources
ONLINE AUTISM TEST
While only a medical professional can accurately give a diagnosis, the internet has made it easy to take online screenings that can help give you a better idea of whether or not you have Autism.
Autism Online Resources
They include national organizations, parent-written blogs, resources for siblings, etc.
Autism Speaks — the site has research, family services, and advocacy.
Autism Society — resources on living with autism, the latest research, and opportunities for involvement.
Autism Consortium — includes information on the latest scientific developments and a famous annual research symposium.
Autism Women’s Network — site geared specifically for women, includes real-life blogs.
Dads 4 Special Kids — for fathers who are raising kids with special needs, includes Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan for families.
Sibling Support Project — includes resources, activities, games, and support groups for siblings of kids with special needs.
AutismWeb – the site offers training methods, special diets, and books on how to care for a child with autism.
Autism Now — the site provides information to help people with autism transition into the classroom, into the workforce, and into the community.
Financial Aid for Disabled Students — provides information and listings for scholarships and grants for students with disabilities.
Jobs for Autism — lists job resources for young adults with autism, and includes information on applying and independent living.
Train 4 Autism — helps organize groups of people who want to raise awareness for autism by participating in marathons, 5Ks, and other sporting events.
Autism Adventure Travel — it’s a travel service that helps to plan vacations for special needs families.
eSpecialMatch — a social media network (similar to Facebook), where families and people with special needs can connect with organizations, professionals, and each other.
Special Kids Photography of America – the site includes a directory of photographers who are specially trained to work with children with special needs.
The Third Glance – a blog where a young female PhD student, who also happens to have autism, shares her life, how she interacts with other students, and how she lives independently.
First Signs — a site that links parents to research universities doing autism-related studies and looking for participants.
How Autism Freed Me: Rosie King
What We Know (and What We Don’t Know Yet): Wendy Chung
What I’ve Learned From My Autistic Brothers : Faith Jegede
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds: Temple Grandin
A Word Game To Communicate In Any Language: Ajit Narayanan
TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES
Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.
Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.
7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.
Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)
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