Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Your category ideas

This is a new site so there are lots of categories I haven't got around to adding - If you think of one there should be - please leave a comment on this post and I can add a new section. Thanks!

Help & Advice

  • National Autistic Society - THE place to go for help of all kinds for autistic spectrum disorders
  • Asperger's Foundation - The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger's syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.
  • Research Autism - This site is aimed at anyone with an interest in autism, including people with autism spectrum disorders, parents and carers, service providers and policy makers.
  • Aspergersyndrome.com - This Website is intended for: Professionals in Children's Psychology and Psychiatry, Educators, Parents
  • Autism Speaks -Autism Speaks is the only charity in the UK raising funds for research into the causes of autism, so that we can improve the quality of life for those living with this confusing and isolating condition.
  • OAASIS -A resource for parents & professionals caring for children with Autism / Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities.
  • Autism File -Large Category based resource for autism
  • Autism Society of America - Large US-based site.
  • www.autismadvocacy.org/
  • www.taaproject.com

Great Blogs on ASD

Autism Herd - Autism affects everyone in the family. Two of the four children in my "herd" are on the spectrum. As a mom I am tired off the way in which the media portrays families like mine. I am neither heartbroken nor filled with despair. I am not a "warrior mother".Rather I am an advocate, my childrens voice-all my children, and I am loud. Simply put, I am a mother who celebrates and finds joy in all of my children. This is our story.

Kicking Kittens -
There has got to be common ground. I have started this blog to give people a place to tell their stories...positive stories . Too often we are mired down in the hows and whys, causes and cures. It is easy to forget that we are talking about people. One of the misconceptions that I have run into is that because I have children with disabilities-I am not allowed to have joy-nor are my children allowed to be joyful. Some of the comments I have received after relaying a funny story or anecdote...well you would think I had been kicking kittens.

Want to add your link to Asperger's Links?

Do you have any useful links about Asperger's Syndrome? If you want to publicise your site, leave a comment and I will check out your recommendation and add it to this list.

Education

Forums

A list of forums for people and families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder - To add yours, leave a comment and it shall be done.