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Autism Resources:

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Aspergers Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


 Autism Speaks Video Tools- Autism Speaks provides and incredible resource of videos to help your child with Autism Specturim Disorder!
                

Websites:
www.autismspeaks.orgdedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
www.talkaboutcuringautism.org - provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. 

www.floortime.org
www.zerotothree.org
www.wrongplanet.net-forum for all your autism need
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www.myautismteam.com-A social network for parents of children with autism
www.autismcommunitystore.com
www.rethinkfirst.com -there is a fee for the great resources that they provide
www.aspergersgirls.wordpress.com
www.silverliningmm.com

Raising the Bar: Fitness & Movement Exercises for Youth and Adults With Autism 
T1his DVD features a series of developmental activities and exercises that can be used to enhance these attributes in youth and adults with autism. As an integral part of the fitness, sport, and wellness programs of Right Fit, a Willowbrook, Illinois-based company, each activity/exercise is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand manner. The DVD is designed as a resource for individuals who want to “raise the bar” for youth and adults with autism.
www.suzannemgray.com/dvd

Books:
Engaging Autism   Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
The Child with Special Needs  Greenspan and Wieder
More Than Words   Fern Sussman
Giggle Time - Establishing The Social Connection     Susan Aud Sonders
It Takes Two to Talk   Ayala Manolson

Therapy Programs/Manuals:
The Affect-Based Language Curriculum - An Intensive Program for Families, Therapists, and Teachers Greenspan and Lewis
Teach Me To Talk the DVD  - Strategies for Parents to Improve Expressive Language Skills in Toddlers    (Order on this site from logo link on the right) 

Autism Diet

 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080807175440.htm


Checklists to help parents in the initial diagnostic process:
Checklist for parents to fill-in that MAY predict if your child is likely to receive a diagnosis of autism/PDD -http://www.childbrain.com/pddassess.html
Plain English Version of DSM IV Criteria for Diagnosing Autism -http://www.bbbautism.com/vol_6_iss_2_autism_pdd_pddnos.htm#dsmiv_eng_6_2 


Are you on the Spectrum?
Asperger's Quotient Test (AQ)~http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9....
Empathy Quotient~ 
http://helloquizzy.okcupid.com/quizzy...
http://psychology-tools.com/empathy-q...
Facial Expression Recognition~http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ei_quiz/
OASIS Aspergers & Autism Site~http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/

http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php


Do you know of other helpful resources?  email devorah@socialscene.org