Autism Resources

Resource Description/Link
Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism

AFAA is a national consortium of organizations working together, led by the vision of individuals with autism and their families, to promote a collaborative spirit and develop both public and private sector support that improve the lives of adults living with autism.

AMC Movie Theaters

Certain AMC Movie Theaters offer Autism Accommodated viewings to offer improved social inclusion, “Movie Showings for Guests & Families Living with Autism or Other Special Needs.” https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

Aspergers 101

A website with information on Aspergers Syndrome as well as High-Functioning Autism.

Autism Apps

This website is a comprehensive, searchable list of apps pertaining to autism.

Autism Fact Sheet

This website has some facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Autism Research Institute: Newletters

This website is an archive of newsletters composed by the Autism Research Institute, an organization that performs research and provides information for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism Speaks

This website leads to an organization that offers a variety of resources pertaining to research, treatment, and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of our updated Transition Tool Kit, a guide to assist people with autism and their families as they navigate the journey from adolescence to adulthood.  New version of Transition Tool Kit       Employment Options

DiGeorge Syndrome

In-depth information from the Mayo Clinic about DiGeorge Syndrome.

Extraordinary Ventures (EV)

Based in the university town of Chapel Hill, NC, Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. (EV) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that creates and nurtures self-sustaining small businesses designed around the skills of the young adults with autism and developmental disabilities that serve as its workforce.

Independent Living Experience

Independent Living Experience (ILE) is a customized support service for adults desiring a life of independence. Our team of dedicated professionals works directly with each adult to help them become their own self-determined advocate with the necessary skills to be successful within their living, working, and social environments.

Kristin Farmer Autism Center

This website leads to the autism center of the University of North Texas. The center uses applied, behavior-based techniques to positively impact individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My Job Chart

My job chart is a unique system that provides opportunities for kids to work, manage time and money, while practicing accountability, responsibility and problem solving. My Job Chart also provides parents a perfect environment to have meaningful conversations about how to make smart money decisions and setting priorities.

National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism

The mission of NARPAA is to assure the availability of residential services and other supports for adults with autism throughout their lives.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

This website leads to an organization which focuses on applied research pertaining to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises offers an Autism Certified Cruise to help ASD Families assistance with social integration skills:  http://www.royalcaribbean.com/customersupport/faq/details.do?pagename=frequently_asked_questions&pnav=5&pnav=2&faqType=faq&faqSubjectId=334&faqSubjectName=Life+Onboard&faqId=5942

Supporting Adults on the Autism Spectrum to Achieve Employment Webinar

The Supporting Adults on the Autism Spectrum to Achieve Employment Webinar presents an overview of employment from the point of view of the individual adult, their family, the service provider and potential employers with emphasis of the targeting job skills that are community (rather than facility) based.

Texas Autism Research & Resource Center

The Texas Autism Research & Resource Center (TARRC) website, or "virtual" resource center, was developed with the needs of several audiences, especially families affected by autism, in mind.

The Austin Asperger's Support Group

The Austin Asperger's Support Group is a Meetup support group.

Training for first Responders

“Autism First Responder Training Video” developed by the Autism Society of Central Texas (this video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNBV66MLGXc). The video had interviews with parents of children with autism (including the Whittingtons) describing their concerns about unknowing first responders dealing with their children. Narration pointed out that the very behavior which ordinarily indicates guilty conduct, such not looking at the officer in the eye, seemingly ignoring the questions and even walking or running away, could be very normal for an autistic person.

VCU ASD Career Links

VCU ASD Career Links is one of many grants housed at the VCU RRTC (Rehabilitation Research and Training Center). The purpose of the project is to conduct evidence-based research on vocational rehabilitation (VR) service models for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

What Tomorrow May Hold: Asperger's from a Teen's View

Book titled:   What Tomorrow May Hold: Asperger's from a Teen's View. Available on  Amazon .

 

WrongPlanet

This website leads to a web community designed for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other neurological differences.