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Resources for Families

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Advocacy Organizations
Able-Disabled Advocacy     www.abledisabledadvocacy.org
Children’s Advocacy Institute of USD     www.caichildlaw.org
Disability Rights California    www.pai-ca.org
Down Syndrome Association:     www.dsasdonline.org
Dyslexia Association:     www.dyslexiasd.org
Easter Seals of Southern California:     www.southerncal.easterseals.com
Epilepsy Foundation of S. California:     www.epilepsysandiego.org
Learning Disabilities Foundation of San Diego     www.ldasandiego.org
Legal Aid Society of San Diego     www.lassd.org
National Association for Mental Health (NAMI):     www.namisandiego.org
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation:      www.sdbif.org
San Diego People First:    www.sandiegopeoplefirst.com
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK):      www.taskca.org
United Cerebral Palsy Association:      www.ucpsd.org

Autism Support Organizations
Autism Society of San Diego:    www.sandiegoautismsociety.org
Autism Solutions for Kids (ASK):      www.autismsolutionsforkids.com
B.E.S.T Services:       www.bestautismservices.com
Community Coaching Center:     www.communitycoachingcenter.org
National Foundation for Autism      www.NFAR.org
UCSD Autism Research Program:        www.psy.ucsd.edu/autism

Family Support Services
Catholic Charities:       www.ccdsd.org
Community Options:       www.communityoptions.org
COMPASS Family Center at USD:      www.sandiego.edu/compass
Exceptional Family Resource Center:       www.efrconline.org
San Diego Regional Center:      www.sdrc.org
United Way of San Diego      www.uwsd.org
Walden Family Services:       www.waldenfamily.org
YMCA Childcare Resource Services:        www.ymcacrs.org/parents/care-special-needs.php

Student Development & Education
A Reason to Survive         www.artsurvive.org
ARC Enterprises of San Diego:        www.arc-sd.com
Best Buddies:       www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org
BRIDGES Educational Corporation:        www.bridgesaba.com
CASRC San Diego ADHD Project:        www.casrc.org
Community Research Foundation:       www.comresearch.org
Creative Support Alternatives:       www.creativesupport.org
Kids Included Together (KIT):        www.kitonline.org
Miracle League of San Diego:      www.miracleleagueofsandiego.org
National Institute for Direct Instruction:       www.nifdi.org
Partnerships With Industry (PWI):       www.pwiworks.org
Stein After School Program:       www.vistahill.org/programs/stein.htm
Towards Maximum Independence (TMI):      www.tmi-inc.org

San Diego Agencies
Autism Tree Project Parent Mentor Program       www.autismtreeproject.org
CARES (Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, & Service)       www.caresnpa.com
Compass Family Center        www.compassfamilycenter.org/
Exceptional Family Resource Center        edweb.sdsu.edu/efrc/main.html
Rady Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention Program          www.chsd.org/autism
San Diego Autism Society of America         www.sd-autism.org/
San Diego Regional Center          www.sdrc.org/

Statewide and National Agencies
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)         www.capses.com/
California Department of Education        www.cde.ca.gov/
National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR)          www.nfar.org/
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)         www.nimh.nih.gov/
Disability Rights California         www.disabilityrightsca.org/
WrightsLaw       www.wrightslaw.com

Manuals and Textbooks
Bondy, A, and Frost, L. (2008), Autism 24/7: A family guide to learning at home and in the community, Woodbine House.

Bondy, A., and Sulzer-Azaroff, B. (2002). The pyramid approach to education in autism. Newark, NJ: Pyramid Education Products, Inc.

Clark, L., (1985). SOS Help for parents: A practical guide for handling common everyday behavior problems. Bowling Green, KY: Parents Press.

Foxx, R., and Azrin, N. 1973). Toilet training the retarded. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Koegel, R. L., and Koegel, L. K., (1995). Teaching chidren with autism: Strategies for initiating positive interactions and improving learning opportunities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Latham, G. I., (1994). The power of positive parenting. North Logan, UT: P&T ink.

Leaf, R., and McEachin, J. (Eds.), (1999), A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism. New York, N.Y.: DRL Books.

Lovaas, O. I., ((2003) Teaching Individuals with Developmental Delays: Basic Intervention Techniques. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Maurice, C. (1993). Let me hear your voice: A family’s triumph over autism. New York, N.Y.: Knopf.

Maurice, C., Green, G., & Foxx, R. (2001) Making a difference: Behavioral intervention for autism. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Maurice, C., Green, G., and Luce, S.C. (1996). Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program, (1999). Clinical Practice Guideline: Quick Reference Guide. Autism/pervasive developmental disorders assessment and intervention for young children. Publication Number 4216.

Partington, J. W., and Sudberg, M. L., (1998). The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS). Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.

Schreibman, L. (2005). The science and fiction of autism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Sundberg, M., and Partington, J. (1998). Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Danville, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.

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