Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Autism Spectrum Resources


Recently, I have found several online resources pertaining to the autism spectrum that I have found very helpful. Today, this will be my version of an informative post because yesterdays post was very successful. Thanks to everyone who shared and commented on it, I really appreciate it. 

When I first began to try and figure out autism I didn't know where to turn. The only experience I had with autism was knowing of kids that could not speak or do anything for themselves. So that is not really experience, it is a preconceived notion that I had in my mind about what autism was. I readily admit that sometimes I still struggle to understand autism and how it will affect my sons future. I admit that I think about his future a lot. 

Some of the first pages that I came across belonged to Kerri Stocks and Dave Angel. Here is a link for an interview of Kerri Stocks by Dave Angel. This resource is great to me, I get emails from Dave Angel everyday and I actually added Kerri Stocks on my Facebook.
http://parentingaspergerscommunity.com/kerristocksinterview.doc.pdf 

I also receive monthly updates from Connie Hammer. You can sign up for email updates if you like.
http://parentcoachingforautism.com/about/


Another great resource is understood.org. I am fairly new to this website so I am still learning to navigate it. You can sign up for a weekly news letter as well. 
https://www.understood.org/en

This next one is an actual blog on word press. This one is new to me also, so I am still navigating and reading on this. Very informative so far.
https://learningneverstops.wordpress.com/what-is-autism/

Here is an oldie but a goody...This website has loads of information about autism.
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism 

Please everyone, let us take the time to research each website so we can all have a better understanding of what autism is. If anyone has seen any other resources please give me a shout so I may add them to the list. Thanks in advance.