Resources

Books:

More Than Words, by Fern Sussman
A Work in Progress,by Ron Leaf & John McEachin
Raindrops on Roman & Austism Recovery Manual of Skills and Drills, both by Elizabeth Buron Scott
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, by Ellen Notbohm
Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Aproach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think, by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Clarissa Willis
Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin


Web:

http://www.rethinkautism.com/
http://autismallianceofmichigan.org/
http://www.myautismteam.com/

 


 

Michigan:

The PLAY Project:

The P.L.A.Y. Project® is a community based/regional autism training and early intervention program dedicated to empowering parents and professionals to implement intensive, developmental interventions for young children with autism in the most effective and efficient way.

The HOPE Center:

The Center for Human Development’s HOPE Center provides Hands-On Parent Education to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

In the past, there were few scientifically-supported treatments to offer families, but now there is hope. Research demonstrates that intensive behavioral intervention can dramatically change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Techniques from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) effectively teach children to communicate, play appropriately and interact with others. The HOPE Center uses a family-focused approach, stressing partnerships between behavioral specialists and parents. We offer a wide variety of services to families, as outlined below.

The Early Intervention Center

The Early Intervention Center (EIC) is a non-profit organization thatprovides services for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Our mission is to provide proven, qualitative, empirically validated services to children with autism spectrum disorders.

The EIC provides three programs: The Early Birds, The Conditioned Caterpillars & ABA/STP Program.

Project ImPACT:

Parent training is an essential component of successful early intervention and early childhood special education programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is an evidence-based parent training program that teaches parents to promote their child’s social-communication skills during daily routines and activities. The program was developed by Brooke Ingersoll, PhD, BCBA-D and Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP.