Related Web Sites

We have compiled a comprehensive list of related websites. We also have a list of PDD Resources that is organized by country and state, as well as general information about PDDs.

Please note that this list is maintained as a courtesy and some of the information reflected may have changed or is no longer available. We cannot and do not necessarily endorse the views of any individuals within the following sites or any information contained on these sites.

General Information About Pervasive Developmental Disorders

ABA International - An international organization whose mission is to develop, enhance, and support the growth and vitality of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

ABA Resources - This site is devoted to providing ABA resource materials to children involved in an ABA program. Although ABA programs are used primarily for autistic children, ABA is a successful intervention for the "neurotypical" and the special needs population, provided through the public and private sectors.

ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia - A page focusing on behavioral intervention by a father of a school-age child with autism.

ABA Materials - A company that produces CD-ROMs that contain images that parents can print as flash cards to teach children with autism.

A.D.D. Warehouse - books, journals, and other products relating to the understanding and treatment of developmental disorders.

AGS Publishing - AGS Publishing produces assessments, textbooks, and instructional materials for people with a wide range of needs. AGS publishes individually administered tests to measure cognitive ability, achievement, behavior, speech and language skills, and personal and social adjustment. Their group-administered tests for reading and math provide detailed information about individual ability in an efficient, easy-to-use format.

A.S.P.E.N. - Asperger's Syndrome Education Network: A national non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders.

Attainment Company - IEP Resources: Provides quality, cutting edge educational materials, life skills programs and augmentative communication devices and continues to develop new materials to help those with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - A Quick Overview

Autism Asperger Publishing Company - A comprehensive site with a large selection of books relating to Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This site also contains information about related conferences, links, newsletters, and a mailing list.

Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka - Lobbying for real and last change for people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in Sri Lanka.

Autism Awareness Campaign UK - Lobbying for public services, greater awareness of the condition and independent research for all people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the UK.

Autism Coach - Provides information and sells products for children within the autism spectrum. Products include software, books, and toys.

Autism and the Ethnic Minorities UK - Calling for more public services and support for all people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the ethnic minority communities in the UK.

Autism Library of Science and Spirit - Offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children with social disabilities, usually focusing on the issues of diagnosis and intervention.

Autism Resources Page at Syracuse University - Information and links pertaining to Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
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Autistic Disorders - This site contains an online article entitled "Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Sorting It All Out." The article explains the shared symptoms of the Autistic Spectrum Disorders, along with its defining features.

Boston ABA - Boston ABA is dedicated to helping individuals in need of behavioral services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Visit the "Learn the Signs. Act Early." website for information about childhood developmental milestones and delays. You'll be able to track the developmental milestones your child should be reaching, see how milestones change as your child grows, and download fact sheets on developmental milestones for children from 3 months to 5 years, along with information on developmental screening and developmental disabilities.

Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment - CT FEAT, INC. is a non-profit organization, providing information and support to families of children with autism spectrum disorders throughout Connecticut. CT FEAT actively supports professional development by providing quality learning opportunities for families, educators and other professionals. Resources include the CT FEAT Information Telephone Hotline, free newsletters for families and professionals, and more.

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities - The College Board is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations on its tests.

Different Roads to Learning - For 10 years, Different Roads to Learning has been striving to meet the needs of families and professionals working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Their product line contains over 250 products, including books, flashcards, and videos, along with other materials critical to Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior programs.

Family Village - A Global Community on the Internet for Families of People who have Disabilities. This site is run by the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and provides access to a source of disability-related information, including support networks, discussion groups, online articles, and other websites.

Language Images - Offers pre-made and custom Picture Schedules and Communication Boards for children and adults who have the communication disorders associated with autism, Fragile X syndrome, aphasia, dementia, motor speech disorders, and other developmental or neurological disorders.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - LDA is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilities and to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families by encouraging effective identification and intervention, fostering research, and protecting their rights under the law. LDA seeks to accomplish this through awareness, advocacy, empowerment, education, service and collaborative efforts.

Learning Disabilities Worldwide - Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW) works to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, with a special emphasis on the underserved. Our purpose is to identify and support the unrecognized strengths and capabilities of persons with learning disabilities. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of learning disabilities through our multilingual media productions and publications that serve populations across cultures and nations. Our educational enrichment programs are designed to serve individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals in their lives.

LD Online - Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals. Provides information about LD, a disorder that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many ways: as specific difficulties with spoken and written language, coordination, self control, or attention. Such difficulties extend to schoolwork and can impede learning to read, write, or do math.

Long Island Support and Advocacy Group - Information about PDDs, resources, meetings, conferences, and a newsletter.

MAAP - More Advanced Individuals with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Information, services, and a newsletter.

National Autism Center - The National Autism Center is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders. The Center is bringing nationally renowned experts together to establish national treatment standards, model best practices, and conduct applied research, serving as a vital source of information, training, and services.

National Center for Learning Disabilities - The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy. We provide solutions that help people with LD participate fully in society.

New York Families for Autistic Children - Provides education and support to parents and family members of children diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Asperger's Syndrome, or Autism.

OASIS (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - A collection of parent-based web resources on AS and associated topics.

Ooops...Wrong Planet! Syndrome Webpage - A page run by a mother on the spectrum. Contains a lot of information and links about the PDD spectrum.

Orion Academy: West Coast high school focusing on children with social learning disabilities.

Parent Support Network - Parent Support Network is a network of parents, providing a strong voice for parents, whose priority is supporting, educating, and advocating for each other while raising children and adolescents with learning, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders.

PDD-NOS/Atypical PDD site - Includes excerpts from Mitzi Waltz's new book, Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help, much web-only material (resource lists, diagnostic and treatment centers, etc.), more web links, a medication guide, etc.

Re-Focus Inc. - Re-Focus, Inc. is a non-profit human service agency which serves adults with differing physical and developmental needs. We are an organization of dedicated people offering opportunities for growth in a loving, trusting, and challenging environment We value and encourage the enhancement of the whole person each with unique talents and strengths. We also value the right of using these gifts in making informed life choices.

Research Press - Effective intervention programs for educators and mental health professionals.

SAT Services for Students with Disabilities - The College Board is committed to serving students with disabilities by providing services and reasonable accommodations appropriate to the student's disability and the purpose of the exam. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides Advanced Placement (AP), PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT testing accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.

Social Thinking - A website run by Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP that provides information about services that she provides including workshops, therapeutic evaluations, and information about her new book, Thinking About You Thinking About Me: Philosophy and Strategies to further develop perspective taking and communicative abilities for persons with Social Cognitive Deficits: Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Hyperlexia and NVLD.

SPD Connection - Provides sensory integration solutions to parents, teachers, and therapists.

Special Abilities: A non-profit charitable organization that focuses its efforts in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. SA provides advanced technologies and therapeutic services for children in special education.

Time Out for Families: An online support forum for parents with children with special mental health needs. There is also an electronic publication associated with this group. For more information, please email ctmom05@yahoo.com.

Vision Audio - Ease CD: Electronic Auditory Stimulation Effect CD. Claims to achieve the same results as auditory integration therapy for PDD children. Non-profit organizations treating brain-injured children can get a free CD.

Autism

ABA 4 Autism - An on line applied behavioral analysis (ABA) course/workshop for care givers and professionals who want to learn some of the basics of ABA. The ABA programs for children with autism or other neuropsychological disorders, as well as the case history illustrations, and up to date information on autism are still available on the web site.

Autism Connect - A portal website developed by The Shirley Foundation, the UK based National Autistic Society and RMR plc, which provides a regular news service; details all known national and international events (conferences, seminars, etc.); has a series of World Maps to connect you to relevant societies, research groups, schools and other resources; and aggregates a growing resource of websites in the field of autism.

Autism Arts - A collection of artwork from those affected within the autistic spectrum.

Autism Biomedical Information Network - Information about biomedical research on autism.

Autism Coalition - The Autism Coalition is an association of nationally recognized organizations that promote autism research, education and supportive services. The Coalition raises public awareness about autism and works to strengthen and accelerate biomedical and applied research to find the causes of autism to lead to a cure. They raise and dispense funds for private research and advocate for greater public investments in autism research and education. The Autism Coalition unites the major autism organizations across the country so that they can "speak with one voice" on behalf of autistic children, adults and their families. Their partners include The Autism Society of America, Cure Autism Now, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Dan Marino Foundation, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation and Unlocking Autism.

Autism-Europe - A European network regrouping nearly 80 associations of parents of persons with autism in 31 countries, of which 14 EU member states. Its principal objective is to promote and defend the rights of people with autism and their families and to improve their quality of life. Autism-Europe is a founding member of the Platform of European Social NGOS and of the European Disability Forum.

Autism Program of Virginia - Another useful resource, located in Virginia.

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of Alabama

Autism Society of North Carolina - Including a comprehensive online bookstore.

Autism Support Center in Danvers, MA - Information about autism.

Avoiding Unfortunate Situations - This site focuses on autism and the Law Enforcement Community and the interaction between them. It includes information on how to lessen the potential for negative police encounters and provides educational materials for law enforcement officers.

Comebackjack.org - An educational site created by the father of a child with autism.

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center - A non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 that hopes to provide for all parents and professionals the most recent information and research to help them understand the barriers and challenges people with autistic spectrum disorders face in everyday life by sponsoring professional development sessions for parents, school personnel, community providers and other professionals working with his population and by expanding support throughout the State of Connecticut, and to encourage the development of resources.

Division Teach at UNC - Comprehensive resource for Autism information.

George - In the summer of 1995 documentary filmmaker Henry Corra gave his 12-year-old autistic son a video camera to document his own life. The film, GEORGE, that emerged over the next year, as father and son filmed side by side, is a swirling kaleidoscope of sights and sounds that turns into a stunning look at autism -- and the fundamental nature of perception itself. Corra looks as closely as he dares at his son's autism while, in the background, his family begins to unravel.

The International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium - IMGSAC is a team of clinicians, laboratory researchers and statistical geneticists from several European countries and the U.S.A., established to investigate the genetic basis of autism and related disorders.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism: A group in Indiana involved in special programming for children with autism. They do training and consulting for children in the state and they have a lot of training information on their site.

Kind Tree Productions, Inc. - An Oregon nonprofit company dedicated to serving and celebrating the autism community. Seminars, retreats, newsletters, a traveling art show, etc.

Knowledge Path: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Produced by the MCH Library, this electronic resource guide includes information on (and links to) Web sites, electronic and print publications, and databases containing resources about biomedical research into the causes of ASD; resources that address the communication, education, and vocational challenges associated with ASD; and resources about ASD's impact on family life. Separate sections identify resources about ASD and environmental health research as well as those that address concerns about vaccines. The knowledge path is intended for use by health professionals, educators, researchers, policymakers, and families.

MDJunction - A health community focused on becoming a free center for autism online support groups.

National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)

The New England Center for Children - An organization dedicated to providing comprehensive educational services to children with autism and related disabilities from the initial diagnosis to adulthood. Our behaviorally-based state of the art education and individualized treatment programs include home-based instructions, preschool, day and residential services.

Patient Centers Medical Reference for People with Autism - Provides an excerpt taken from Appendix E of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help by Mitzi Waltz, copyright 2002 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. The information in this article is meant to educate and should not be used as an alternative for professional medical care.

Playsteps - A Series of sequenced books designed to teach play to young children with autism. Their site also includes lots of suggestions for play activities.

TalkAutism - A communication service shared by many organizations who share a common database of resource directories, distance learning library, and special message boards.

TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children. An approach for treatment that focuses on the person with autism and the development of a program around the individual's skills, interests, and needs. TEACCH was developed in the 1970's by Eric Schopler.

University of Chicago Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience - The homepage of one of our collaborators in autism research. The site includes links to scientific articles on autism. You can also take a look at their recent article on secretin here.

Asperger's Syndrome

OASIS (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - A collection of parent-based web resources on AS and associated topics.

A.S.P.E.N. - Asperger's Syndrome Education Network: A national non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders.

Asperger Adults of Greater Washington - The Asperger Adults of Greater Washington is a support, social and advocacy organization serving Asperger and High Functioning Autistic (HFA) adults in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. We also accept adults with Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), Semantic Pragmatic Disorder (SPD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), and similar high-functioning conditions. A professional diagnosis is not required for membership.

Asperger Listserv - This is a private, moderated Listserve email support group open to families of person with AS/PDD/HF autism and adults with the same. If you are interested in joining, please send your name, address, email address, and reason for interest in the group to: dietricks@home.com. You will receive an email with more information about the group.

Asperger Association of New England

Asperger Planet - A website by Maureen Donehey, who is a Golden Apple Nominated teacher with over 23 years of experience, a Master's degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree in Education Administration. She is the parent of child on the Autism Spectrum and shares her experiences with educators, future educators and school administrators regarding just what is Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger's Store - A resource for parents and educators for learning about and purchasing products to enhance the lives of individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger's Support

Asperger's Syndrome & Adults - A web site is dedicated to all adults with Asperger's Syndrome and to those who love them and seek to understand more about our different abilities.

Asperger's Syndrome Homepage - At UMass Medical Center in Worcester

Asperger's And Other Half - Aspergers/NT Relationship support group NT partners / spouses of individuals suspected to have, or officially diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome connect here with people facing similar situations and who understand the realities of living with a partner on the spectrum. This is a safe place where you can talk about your experiences without facing disbelief, finding women who are familiar with what you are going through and who will offer empathy and support.

Autismus-Kultur.de - A German organization for Asperger Syndrome. It provides information, a newsletter, a discussion board and an asperger-related address data base.

Coaching Asperger - Run by a certified life coach who specializes in working with those with Asperger Syndrome. Coaching is done over the phone, so people from all over the world can take advantage of this service.

Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome (FAAAS)

The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc. (GRASP) - Has support meetings for adults with Aspergers and their parents and family members as well as professionals (medical, educational, vocational, therapeutic, etc.) Their goal is to address the various issues of social skills, recreation, employment, future living situations, etc. and to work towards creating effective programs in these areas. They will also feature guest speakers on these related topics.

Hans Asperger Association of Poland - Association organized to support children with AS and their families and to spread knowledge about this disorder among teachers, parents, therapists and other specialists.

SimpleComplexities.org - A community based website for those of us with Aspergers Syndrome.

Wrong Planet - A web community designed for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. They provide a forum, where members can communicate with each other, an article section, where members may read and submit essays or how-to guides about various subjects, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies.

Publishers

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. - Publisher of books, journals, and other media related to psychiatry and mental health. APPI publishes professional books, books for the general public, journals, CD-ROM multimedia products, electronic products, and audiotapes and videotapes.

Autism Asperger Publishing Company - A comprehensive site with a large selection of books relating to Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This site also contains information about related conferences, links, newsletters, and a mailing list.

Brookes Publishing Company - Where you can find guidebooks, texts, curricula, videos, and tools based on the best research in disabilities, education, and child development.

Elsevier Science - A publishing company whose mission is to serve the advancement of science, technology and medicine by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of communication among researchers and professionals world-wide and by providing solutions to their information needs.

Future Horizons - Publisher of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD publications and videos.

Guilford Press - A company is dedicated to bringing well-written, solidly researched work to professionals, academics, and interested readers information about psychology, psychiatry, the behavioral sciences, education, geography, and communication.

James Stanfield - Provides educational materials for general, challenged, and at-risk students.

LDA-CA Online Book Store - Hundreds of Books on Learning Disabilities and ADD

Mayer-Johnson, Inc. - Publisher of augmentative communication products, including software, hardware, picture symbols, color cards, books, and display materials.

Stages Learning Materials - Stages Learning Materials' has been in the business of producing flash cards for autism since 1997, and our products have become standard fair in nearly every early autism one on one program. Stages' photo flash card sets and posters offer a broad assortment of images to teach a wide range of language skills. We have cards that are identical to teach pre-language matching, cards to teach categorization and similarities, color cards, shape cards, and beautiful picture cards that capture a child's attention while engaging their mind and stimulating their language.

Wiley - A global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners.

Woodbine House - Publishers of books for and about those with special needs.

Assistive Technology

AACRERC Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement - Information on Medicare Funding of AAC Technology

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology Soultions - This is a general site with information and resources for a range of assistive technology.

ABLEDATA - This is a searchable databases that contains data from the ABLEDATA sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. There are over 17,000 assistive technology products listed including everything from wheelchairs to reachers to computer keyboards. Some of the product records contain pictures.

Assistive Technology Training Online, Center for Assistive Technology, University at Buffalo - Simple, free online training for Assistive Technology and some tutorials on software.

Augmentative Communication News and Alternatively Speaking - Each issue focuses on one augmentative communication topic with current best practices, research and equipment. Some excellent past articles are archived online at this site.

Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication: University of Nebraska-Lincoln - University of Nebraska - Lincoln site with information related to Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The site includes AAC Device programming tutorials, definitions of AAC terms, frequently used vocabulary lists for different age groups and other resources and other information related to augmentative communication.

Closing the Gap - They have an online, searchable version of their Resources Directory for computer-related products for people with special needs, including software and hardware. They also have an online archive of articles from Closing the Gap newsletter.

Do2learn.com- This is a great site with information and resources as well as free printable picture symbols and charts to use for visual schedules and steps within tasks. This site was originally designed for children on the autism spectrum and children with learning disabilities, but has wide application to any children who might benefit from the use of visual supports for learning.

The Dynavox Page Exchange - This is a great page to find and share pages for the Dynavox and Dynamite. Send your pages in and download sets of pages created by others.

Funding for Assistive Technology - The Family Village - This is an excellent list of web links for finding assistive technology.

Glossary of Adaptive Technologies, Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto - This is a glossary of Assistive Technology Terms and description of products. The site is maintained by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto.

IntelliTools - Technology adaptation for children with learning disabilities.

Kid's Domain Downloads - Shareware and freeware for kids for the Mac and PC.

LD Resources - This is an excellent site that contains extensive resources and links for the learning disabilities community and the use of technology.

Let's Play Project - This is a great site that gives simple, clear information about young children and play including adapted play strategies and resources. Photos of children using adapted play materials are included.

Maximum Potential Kids - Maximum Potential's courses empower parents and teachers to provide ABA therapy in any environment. Created by two PhD BCBA's the program on 8 DVD's contains 17 modules that give an instructor the necessary skills to set up an effective and affordable in home ABA program. Developed for those who struggle with ABA costs, those who do not live near a therapist and those who just want to add hours.

Mayer-Johnson - Maker of Boardmaker - create printed symbol-based communication and educational materials with Picture Communication Symbols and other pictures and graphics in 42 languages.

News2You.com - This is a weekly newspaper for augmentative communication users as well as emergent readers. Communication symbols are used along with the text to allow symbol users an opportunity to read the news. Stories are simplified and easy for children to understand.

RESNA Technical Assistance (TA) Project - This project provides information and consultation to assistive technology programs in states and territories funded under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendments of 1994 (P.L. 103-218). Locate the AT program in your state and read articles relating to legislation and assistive technology.

Visual Schedule Systems - Online information about how to develop and use visual schedules.

Workbook Window - Teaching tool specially designed for ABA discrete trial teaching, direct instruction, home school, elementary and special education. A resource for parents and professionals, the Workbook Window turns any ordinary workbook into a write-on wipe-off practice Book.

Other Related Sites

ADHD e-Book - This free online book emphasizes current executive function research as the key to understanding and treatment of ADHD. It includes chapters for parents, teachers, and kids.

American Hyperlexia Association

Apraxia Kids Website - A comprehensive site for information on developmental apraxia of speech (verbal dyslexia) and children's speech and language topics, including evaluation, therapy, and other childhood communication topics.

Caringforcerebralpalsy.com - This site addresses the specifics of caring for a child with cerebral palsy: bathing, dental care, dressing, exercise, feeding, hearing, nutrition, play, seizures, sleep, suctioning techniques, suppositories and enemas, toilet training and bowel issues, and vision care. Information comes to you in the form of excerpts from texts we've found useful, and links to sites that offer additional perspective.

Cerebral Palsy - A Resource for Parents and Families - Describes Athetoid, Ataxic, and Spastic Cerebral Palsy in children, including history, causes, symptoms, therapy and treatments.

Cerebral Palsy FYI - Provides information on cerebral palsy, its causes, and treatments.

FRAXA Research Foundation - Information about Fragile X Syndrome and the research aimed at treating the disease.

Forms of Cerebral Palsy - Offers overviews and details concerning the manifestations and associated conditions of cerebral palsy.

Healthopedia - A resource for health and medical information.

International Rett Syndrome Association - Includes over 500 pages of information about Rett Syndrome and the International Rett Syndrome Association

The Infinite Mind - A weekly public radio program hosted by Dr. Fred Goodwin, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and a leading expert on manic depression.

LDOnline - A comprehensive website on learning disabilities. It's a lace for parents, educators, and kids to learn, to find help, and to exchange ideas.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - A National network of state-based advocacy groups for families affected by learning disabilities. They have been very supportive of issues surrounding some of the learning difficulties common to children with severe social disability, such as those characterized by Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD).

Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE) - MANE is a nonprofit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and Tri-County area (Alabama) children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.

Mental Health Matters - A Comprehensive site devoted to mental health, including information about PDDs as well as many other disorders.

The Molecular Genetics of Autism International Collaboration Homepage

National Fragile X Foundation - Extensive information about Fragile X Syndrome.

Parentbooks - An online bookstore that has a section with books related to autism and PDDs for both parents and professionals.

PatriciaEBauer.com - A daily compilation of news stories and features on disability issues taken from mainstream media. It does not focus solely on autism but since autism is often in the news these days there is usually at least one piece a day there on autism. It is compiled by a professional journalist and parent of a disabled child.

Prince Edward Island Council of the Disabled - The PEI Council of the Disabled was formed in 1974 by concerned people with disabilities. Its original mandate was to speak out on issues such as housing, education, employment, transportation, human rights and access to support services, all of which it continues to address today.

Rett Syndrome Magazine - Rett Syndrome Magazine is for and about those with Rett Syndrome and those who love them, care for them, befriend them, or otherwise serve them. Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disease that is the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. Caused by mutations in the gene MECP2, Rett Syndrome affects primarily girls, striking at random in early childhood and destroying speech, normal movement and functional hand use. Many with Rett Syndrome become wheelchair bound; those who walk display an abnormal, stiff-legged gait. Disordered breathing patterns, tremors, and seizures are common.

Rivanna Music - Established in 1988, Rivanna Music creates tunes that teach. Music therapist, singer/songwriter, Cathy Bollinger infuses this multisensory effect into her songs.

Sandbox Learning - Built around the philosophy of a traditional Sandbox; an enjoyable, creative, community learning environment. The materials and resources in the online Sandbox are the result of years of collective experience from our development team.

Special Kids Learning Company - Sells products for children with disabilities.

Special Travelers - Provides a range of supportive services that will enable all family members to enjoy a travel experience.

Speechville Express - A comprehensive site about speech and language delays and disorders, treatments, and therapies.

Yale Child Study Center Program for Williams Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome - Information about the above disorders, as well as Yale's research studies regarding them.

Yellow Pages For Kids - Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.