Advanced Brain Technologies

Systematic training is provided through listening to psychoacoustically modified classical music which trains the brain to process sound more efficiently. Children, teens, adults and seniors can use the program in the home, classroom or workplace.

Completely portable and easy to use, The Listening Program fits easily into anyone’s schedule and only requires 15 to 30 minutes of daily listening. The Listening Program is a fusion of beautiful art and sound science. The masterful performances of the award-winning players of the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble are skillfully crafted using advanced audio technologies to provide an unrivaled listening experience.

Autism Movement therapy

A Dance Class For Me! by Autism Movement Therapy® in Orange County is a dance class taught by Elizabeth Rose Chacon, Certified Autism Movement Therapy® Provider for students who are autistic or have special needs that prevent them from participating in “typical” dance classes. Perhaps a student’s behavior interferes with the class or the student cannot wear leotard type dance clothes or tolerate the music. In this class the student’s behavior is not an issue, they can wear whatever they can move in, and they will learn tolerate the music and other stimuli.

Autism One

The mission of Autism International Association, Inc (aka AutismOne) is to lead the effort in educating parents, professionals, and the public about the care, treatment, recovery and prevention of autism and related disorders by making critical information available through new channels as well as traditional ones. AutismOne is a nonprofit, charity organization.

Autism Research Institute

The Autism Research Institute’s mission is to meet the needs of the global autism community through research, networking, education, and support for families and people of all ages on the autism spectrum.

Autism Society Of America

Provides information, education, supporting research, programs, and services for the autism community. More than 50,000 members and supporters are connected through a working network of nearly 200 chapters nationwide.

Autism Treatment Center Of America - Son-Rise Program®

Innovative training programs for parents and professionals caring for children challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and other developmental difficulties. AHA scholarship recipients are eligible for this program.

Best Schools

Here at BestSchools.com we recently published our 2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities. In the course of our research we found that most student with disabilities were not aware of all the grants, scholarships and education resources that are available to them. So we decided to create a user-friendly guide that explores rights and protection provided by law, the many different education opportunities as well as in-depth grants and scholarship programs designed specifically to support higher education. We hope our guide will not only answer common questions, but make it easier for those living with disabilities to leverage the educational benefits they have earned.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

One of the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. Following ABA treatment, CARD develops individualized plans.

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation For Autism

Promotes awareness and supports families affected by autism spectrum disorders through direct services, family support grants, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities, with the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

EnzymeStuff

This independent site is for education and information about digestive enzymes. There is a large need to provide practical and general information on enzyme therapy for a wide range of uses.

Generation Rescue

An international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism, helping more than 20,000 children begin biomedical treatment.

Global Autism Collaboration

Collaboration offers the most valuable autism answer search facility available: The A+ Recovery Search Engine. The A+ Recovery Search Engine cuts through the confusion, providing the information, resources, and options you need to make the best decisions and most informed choices. Combining over 75 years of successfully providing answers that make a difference, we take your search for recovery as seriously as you do.

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Gluten Free Casein Free (GFCF) Diet

The Gluten Free Casein Free (GFCF) Diet is one of the very first recommendations for children diagnosed with autism. This is because many of the children lack the [dpp4] enzyme that allows them to break down gluten (proteins in wheat) and casein (proteins in dairy). This can cause poor attention, odd behavior, a deficit in socialization skills and poor speech. Consequently, when gluten- and casein-based foods are removed improved behavior, better attention, at times improved speech and an increase in socialization skills can follow.

Integrative Hyperbaric Centers

At the Integrative Hyperbaric Centers, patients come from all over the world for the improvement of autism, traumatic brain injury, mitochondrial disorders,

rheumatoid arthritis and many other diseases. HBOT may improve symptoms in patients with autism and other disorders: Reduction of neurological inflammation, reduction of gut inflammation issues, sleeping through the night, calming of behavior, better focus and concentration, normalizing sensory reactions, improved attention or connection to family.

Judevine Center For Autism

A pioneer in treatment and training of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Programs are rooted in principles of applied behavior analysis within a social exchange framework.

Kids and Dreams Foundation

The Kids & Dreams Foundation will provide support to children of all ages and their families dealing with autism, bullying and other challenges faced by today’s children. The foundation will do this through resources, assistance, educational conferences and financial support. The Kids & Dreams Foundation wants to provide options to those families dealing with these issues.

Mastering Milestones in Autism Remediation

Family based training program addressing all elements of dynamic intelligence  for your child on the Autism Spectrum or other developmental delays.  There are two complete programs in Relationship Development intervention.  It begins with promoting restoration of the guiding relationship, resilience and competence,  then continues  with the revolutionary Dynamic intelligence curriculum.This twofold process streamlines your childs progress in mastering their developmental milestones for a strong foundation in engagement, relationships and learning.

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Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS)

Inspired by the late Bernard Rimland, PhD., a leader in the biomedical movement, MAPS embodies his vision and direction of physician education and development in the field of ASD care.

A common concern that many parents have when seeking biomedical interventions for their child is that the therapies and protocols their physician is recommending may be based on the provider’s private choice. Parents may feel that their child is not receiving a “full measure” of care. Previous programs teaching biomedical interventions typically focused on attending a minimum number of prescribed courses, and were never able to look beyond to the practitioner’s actual implementation. MAPS combines education with mentoring to help physicians implement the MAPS philosophy into their practice. This is the MAPS difference.

National Autism Association

The mission of the National Autism Association is to educate and empower families affected by autism and other neurological disorders, while advocating on behalf of those who cannot fight for their own rights.

Nourishing Hope

Nourishing Hope is an autism nutrition practice dedicated to the health and healing of children with autism through diet and nutrition intervention. We partner with parents and caregivers to help them successfully apply autism diets, nutrition fundamentals, enzymes and supplements as a complement to physician recommended treatments.

Special Eats

Special Eats to assist others on the healthy path toward embracing gluten and dairy free living. The site is designed to help educate and enable people to find delicious recipes.

Talk About Curing Autism

Beginning in 2000, TACA began providing support services to Californians. In 2007, TACA expanded its services throughout the United States. 95% of what TACA offers to families affected by autism is free.

The Body Ecology Diet

The Body Ecology Diet shows you how to restore and maintain the important “inner ecology” your body needs to function properly and to eliminate or control the symptoms that rob you of the joy of living. The cornerstone to the BED is fermentation which allows food’s natural bacterial reproduce so it becomes soft, delicious, and easier to digest.

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

Provide grants to programs that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also provides community outreach and education regarding the life-span issues associated with ASD.

The HANDLE INSTITUTE

The HANDLE (Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment & Learning Efficiency) Institute provides effective non-drug evaluation and treatment for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, so also no two people have the same arrangement of pathways that carry messages to, within, and from their brains. HANDLE utilizes a holistic perspective, assessing numerous interdependent body-mind influences within each individual as they respond to a vast array of elements within their environment which has been shown to improve the bilateral and crossing the midline issues.

The New England Center for Children

A private, nonprofit organization serving children with autism and other related disabilities, providing a full range of educational, residential and treatment programs designed to help children with autism.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Research shows that fungi and bacteria in the GI tract cause gastrointestinal problems and neurological problems such as autism. Studies also indicate that starches and certain sugars feed these fungi and bacteria. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) eliminates the foods that feed these microorganisms, starving the pathogens so that they leave the body. The child is no longer a hostage to billions of pathogenic invaders that poison the gut and brain.

US Autism and Asperger Association (USAAA)

USAAA provides education, research, support, and solutions through conferences, newsletters, and resources. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families touched by autism spectrum disorders.

West River Academy

Accredited and Affordable K-12 Private School
Serving Homeschooling and Unschooling Families for Over 23 Years.
West River Academy was founded in 1993 by Peggy Webb, a mom who was looking for an umbrella school that would give her the legal status she needed, while allowing her the freedom to work with her children as she saw fit. She couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she decided to create one! She was sure there would be others looking for the same type of program, and the next decades of growth proved her to be correct.

Good Call

The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities.
Getting Started
Navigating the complex process of paying for college raises a ton of questions for most students. What’s a Pell Grant? Or a Perkins Loan? Do I have to pay anything back? Those questions can pile up even more quickly for a student with a disability.
For example, the all-important Free Application for Federal Student Aid – you may know it as FAFSA – requires male applicants to be registered for Selective Service. Does that include young men with disabilities?

Resources For Families


Once You Choose HOPE, Anything’s Possible:

An inspiring message from families who are on an autism journey with their children.

Autism: What the Experts Know: The Autism Resource Booklet

Our Newsletter: Join our newsletter to stay up to date with AHA.

Hope With A Plan: Keeping Families Together, Whole & Healthy

RadioMD:Keep up with AHA on RadioMD

Radio Show: Radio providing monthly talk shows, and sharing helpful strategies for families.

Let’s go Shopping! An informative DVD regarding shopping for children with special needs.