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Resources for Families


Advocacy Organizations
Able-Disabled Advocacy
Children’s Advocacy Institute of USD
Disability Rights California
Down Syndrome Association:
Dyslexia Association:
Easter Seals of Southern California:
Epilepsy Foundation of S. California:
Learning Disabilities Foundation of San Diego
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
National Association for Mental Health (NAMI):
San Diego Brain Injury Foundation:
San Diego People First:
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK):
United Cerebral Palsy Association:

Autism Support Organizations
Autism Society of San Diego:
Autism Solutions for Kids (ASK):
B.E.S.T Services:
Community Coaching Center:
National Foundation for Autism
UCSD Autism Research Program:

Family Support Services
Catholic Charities:
Community Options:
COMPASS Family Center at USD:
Exceptional Family Resource Center:
San Diego Regional Center:
United Way of San Diego
Walden Family Services:
YMCA Childcare Resource Services: 
American Cancer Society:  
Quit Smoking Community:

Student Development & Education
A Reason to Survive
ARC Enterprises of San Diego:
Best Buddies:
BRIDGES Educational Corporation:
CASRC San Diego ADHD Project:
Community Research Foundation:
Creative Support Alternatives:
Kids Included Together (KIT):
Miracle League of San Diego:
National Institute for Direct Instruction:
Partnerships With Industry (PWI):
Towards Maximum Independence (TMI):

San Diego Agencies
Autism Tree Project Parent Mentor Program
CARES (Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, & Service)
Exceptional Family Resource Center
Rady Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention Program
San Diego Autism Society of America
San Diego Regional Center

Statewide and National Agencies
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
California Department of Education
National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Disability Rights California

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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