Autism Website Links
Autism Society of Iowa
A wealth of information for those living in Iowa- Conferences, Books, Videos, Downloads, Resources and Contacts
A tremendous resource for the entire lifespan
Autism Research Institute
Lots of research and supports, biomedical information
Great Prairie AEA- Iowa Staff Development Classes
Resource links, services, autism trainings
This is a definite go-to site for mobile device tools and helps.
An amazing site created by an SLP chock full of great collections of games for all levels of learners , learning objectives, parent tips, video demonstrations and printable game pages
The Help Guide
This site has lots of information for parents all nicely organized and presented concisely for easy use that isn't overwhelming. A great first go-to place for families.
The Friendship Circle blog
This page offers suggestion for families who are needing an iPad for their child with special needs and have limited funds.
First Signs, Inc.
This website is chock full of just the helps that guide families through the early steps of autism diagnosis into day to day living and learning with a family member on the autism spectrum.
The folks at Autism Learn have designed and developed skill building learning activities that are purposeful, visually based, structured, organized, new and exciting. Their activities can assist to help target the development of different basic skills and can be used in schools, at home, or by therapists.
Autism Internet Modules
AIM (Autism Internet Modules) is an amazing resource for videos and articles to help providers learn skills for helping individuals with autism. You will need to register but that is free! Don't miss all the goodies to be learned on this site.
ASK (Access for Special Kids Family Resource Center) Iowa
For those families living in Iowa, ASK is a wonderful go-to website for resources of all kinds in Iowa. Whether you are just starting out learning about disabilities or a seasoned advocacy veteran, you will want to bookmark this site!
Autism Spectrum Disorder DSM-5 proposed
Here are some links to the changes proposed by the upcoming revisions to the DSM-IV.
Link to the new diagnostic criteria Click here
Link to discussions of DSM-5 changes from the Autism Speaks website.
Article Click here
Chat transcript Click here
Kansas Instructional Support Network
This is a link to some great pre-made social stories that can be customized to meet specific needs. From here there are tabs to other nice resources. Click here
A Friend Like John
This is a new website for autism resources well as a link to one of my favorite book. Read my review here on Ally4Autism or on Amazon.com Click here
This is a great resource for finding a specific app for a specific need for s specific user. Bridging Apps has a powerful search engine with a host of filters to help you focus your search. This site also has a variety of other useful resources available when you register as a user.
This website is a shopping parent's dream for getting just the right gift or fun therapy tool for children with special needs. The website was the brain child of a mom who also happens to be an Occupational Therapist. You will find lots of high quality and durable toys! Click here
Assistive Technology Solutions
This website is supported by Ideas That Work, U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and is chuck full of useful information for a great variety of special needs situations from low tech to high photos to help make the instructions very clear to the user.
This website has an awesome user friendly page that goes through the steps to take full advantage of the iPad Accessibility features. The page includes helpful photos to assist users find just the right customization to meet the needs of the special people in their lives.
I love it! Click here.
Autism Free Downloads
2012 Autism Society of Iowa Parent Booklet
Take the Sensory Challenge by Jene Aviram
App Evaluation Rubric by Learning In Hand
Keeping the Treat in Halloween for Kids with ASD by Rebecca Clausen
Early Identification and Services in Iowa Flyers and Links
ACT EARLY Developmental Milestones
Autism Fact Sheet
If You Suspect Autism
If Your Child Has Been Diagnosed