AutismNE - Northeast Ohio Parent/ Family Support

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Resource Links - Websites for services and Information

Anyone wishing to post their website for a resource can Contact Us  Include your name, website link and email.  Submissions must include programs for specializing in autism  General special needs programs must accommodate individuals with autism; based on individual needs.

 

Organizations Supporting Autism: 

 (For upcoming support meetings and events see the Calendar.)

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AutismNE family Group forum:

This group is an Information, Networking, Support and friendship group and covers Northeast Ohio; We provide networking, information, a parent discussion email group, a parent contact list for finding a family in your area, family get togethers, and outings. We have a list of special schools, therapy services, Doctors / physician list, other lists of interests, and some health and therapy information. (Parents can also ask other parents in the online group about their parenting experiences and share thoughts and opinions). 

Northeast Ohio surrounding counties include: in Cleveland, and surrounding cities and counties such as Avon, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga County and neighboring counties. 

Main Resource Website:
http://www.autismne.webs.com 

Our Weekly Mom's Chat: How to Join our Chats:
This group is an Information, Networking, Support and friendship group and covers Northeast Ohio; We provide networking, information, a parent discussion email group, a parent contact list for finding a family in your area, family get togethers, and outings. We have a list of special schools, therapy services, Doctors / physician list, other lists of interests, and some health and therapy information. (Parents can also ask other parents in the online group about their parenting experiences and share thoughts and opinions). 

Northeast Ohio surrounding counties include: in Cleveland, and surrounding cities and counties such as Avon, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga County and neighboring counties. 

Main Resource Website:
http://www.autismne.webs.com 

Our Weekly Mom's Chat: How to Join our Chats:
http://autismne.webs.com/howtojoinourchats.htm  
This group is an Information, Networking, Support and friendship group and covers Northeast Ohio; We provide networking, information, a parent discussion email group, a parent contact list for finding a family in your area, family get togethers, and outings. We have a list of special schools, therapy services, Doctors / physician list, other lists of interests, and some health and therapy information. (Parents can also ask other parents in the online group about their parenting experiences and share thoughts and opinions). 

Northeast Ohio surrounding counties include: in Cleveland, and surrounding cities and counties such as Avon, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga County and neighboring counties. 

Main Resource Website:
http://www.autismne.webs.com 

Our Weekly Mom's Chat: How to Join our Chats:
http://autismne.webs.com/howtojoinourchats.htm 

 This group is an Information, Networking, Support and friendship group and covers Northeast Ohio; We provide networking, information, a parent discussion email group, a parent contact list for finding a family in your area, family get togethers, and outings. We have a list of special schools, therapy services, Doctors / physician list, other lists of interests, and some health and therapy information. (Parents can also ask other parents in the online group about their parenting experiences and share thoughts and opinions). 

 http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AutismNE/


Northeast Ohio surrounding counties include: in Cleveland, and surrounding cities and counties such as Avon, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga County and neighboring counties. 

Main Resource Website:
http://www.autismne.webs.com 

Our Weekly Mom's Chat: How to Join our Chats:
http://autismne.webs.com/howtojoinourchats.htm  

 

 

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland

Mission Statement: “To serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication for the benefit of those with Autism Spectrum Disorders from diagnosis through adulthood

The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland  is our local branch of The Autism Society of America (ASA), the largest and oldest grassroots organization advocating on behalf of the 1.5 million Americans living with autism. The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is a volunteer organization that provides support and guidance to those with autism spectrum disorders and their families and caretakers.

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland Phone: 216-556-4937

 www.asgc.org

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Aspies Greater Akron

We have support groups focusing on Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS for both parents of school aged children in Akron and Canton. Many of our monthly topics cross categories into other Developmental Disabilities and Co-morbid disorders. We also have a group for individuals 18 years of age and older (and their families) in Akron.

Website:  http://www.aspiesgreaterakron.org

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Resource Websites See "Resources" 

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 Service Providers and other organizations.

 

ABA -

Milestones Autism Organization

Who We Are
Milestones Autism Organization was founded in 2003 by parents to promote life long strategies of success for individuals with autism, from childhood through adulthood.  To improve the level of educational and therapeutic programming available to individuals with autism, Milestones focuses on training professionals, paraprofessionals and parents in research-based successful educational interventions.

Conferences, Resources and more information
http://www.milestones.org/

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Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio.

Behavioral Intervention Institute is a center based program serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio continually strives to become a model program for autism treatment, and to help our clients achieve their highest potential by implementing research based treatment. 


Behavioral Intervention Institute of Ohio
24865 Detroit Road
Westlake Ohio 44145

Phone: (866) 965-BIIO (2446)
(440)250-8800
Fax: (440)229-6299
Email: [email protected]

 A child is like a butterfly in the wind,

 some fly faster,
 some fly harder,
but they all fly the best they can.
Each one is different,
each one is beautiful,
and each one is special.

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 Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA)

As a society, we have an obligation to secure a brighter future for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. By taking action now, we can ensure that adults with autism break free of the all-too-common status of “dependency” and become engaged, involved and ideally, tax-paying, members of their communities. It is time to develop and drive policies that provide for life-long living and learning with autism.

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) is a national consortium seeking to create meaningful futures for adults with autism that include homes, jobs, recreation, friends and supportive communities.

On November 13th, 2009, Americans came together across 16 sites to create a policy agenda for addressing the needs of adults with autism. See below to view speeches made at the National Town Hall meeting in Chicago.

See website for more information:  http://www.afaa-us.org/site/c.llIYIkNZJuE/b.5063863/k.BE3C/Home.htm

For Adult Learning and Life Skills Center - See Josiah's House, Inc. listed below in the "J" Section.

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Autism -Aspergers and other Neurobehavioral Clinic - KidsLink

We are approved Autism Scholarship Providers for 2008-2009 - - At KidsLink we believe that Children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities need a coordinated team of medical and related service professionals to provide total care for their diverse needs.

http://www.kidslinkohio.com/

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Autism Support Network - Our Support Community

Join our free support community and connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what’s working for others, coping strategies, and life guides from others living what you’re going through now. Click here to join for free!  (This is an excellent resource complete with chat rooms and matching interests. (find people in similar situations.)

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/

Autism Support Network - Scheduled Chats (see info on scheduled chats:

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/chat

 

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Autism Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stro

What is autism?, What are some common signs of autism?, How is autism diagnosed? More questions and answers about autism are on this webpage.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm?css=print

 

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Autism One Radio

Autism One Radio, Information for many issues regarding autism.

http://www.autismone.com/radio

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Biomedical Group Meetings

See information on the NAA-NEO Events webpage on Facebook. Click on Biomedical Meeting. Additionally the Meeting dates will be posted to AutismNE group email. See also the AutismNE email footer at the bottom of any email through the group which also has the link to the events page.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52524136108#/s.php?k=100000004&id=52524136108&gr=5&act=future&sid=c6ad31a534f41d88993eb42732624704

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Child-Autism-Parent-Cafe.com 

By raising a child with autism and helping the developmentally disabled get necessary support and services, our family learns practical ways to manage daily living, and plan for the future. Over the years, we've found reading lots of information on autism is not so important. How you will put this knowledge into action to benefit your child is what really matters.

http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/index.html 

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 Creative Learning Worskshop: Life Beyond School - (see website for locations)

Creative Learning Workshop: Life Beyond School is a transitional program targeted towards high school students with a current IEP, looking to transition out of high school and into a post-secondary or vocational setting. We provide students the opportunity to complete academics as well as utilize and learn life, vocational, and social skills. Through job carving, job discovery, and community work we enable students, including those on the Autism Spectrum, the individual and specific skills needs to succeed. Our current classrooms are located in Newbury and Warren. We are approved for and accepting of both the Jon Peterson and the Autism Scholarship.

Phone:  (440) 564-5004

Website:  http://www.theclw.com/ 

Phone:  (440) 564-5004
Website:  http://www.theclw.com/

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DT Trainer (Discrete Trial Trainer) *For Learning

The DT Trainer is an evidence-based, direct instructional software program with over 160 curriculum content programs, hundreds of motivating reinforcers, and data tracking/assessment features. It is a highly configurable, behavior-based, affordable instructional tool that allows independent learning for individuals with mild-moderate-severe cognitive and developmental disabilities as well as for typically developing learners.

http://www.dttrainer.com/jos/index.php

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G - The Galvin Education & Resource Center for Families (GERCF)

The GERCF provides new information and educational resources to Northeast Ohio families and professionals and introduces programs/interventions currently unavailable in the greater Cleveland metro area. GERCF is committed to assisting families in this quest to provide their children with the bebefits of the most recent advances, helping to achieve maximum potential for independent function and fullfillment. Current programs include a monthly lecture series, Floor-Time (DIR) model classes, three times a year for professionals and caregivers and an extensive library. We hope you find your visit infomative and educational.

http://www.gercf.org/

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 Early Intervention Consulting specializes in treating young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related developmental disabilities. We offer in home and school based programs for public and private schools in Northeast Ohio. Programs are custom created and delivered to meet the needs of each student, family, teacher, classroom, and district.

EIC’s mission is to provide each client with the skills they require to achieve their ultimate outcomes by designing and delivering a custom treatment plan that supports their strengths, weaknesses, learning style, and values.

EIC will help guide parents and care takers through the difficult process of creating an effective and affordable intervention plan that supports their family’s needs.

EIC will provide thorough training in relevant teaching methodologies and techniques to parents, siblings, care takers, and teachers.

EIC will have on going collaboration and communication with all therapists involved in order to provide a strong and effective team for the child.

EIC will use the best practice approach borrowing the necessary components from the following interventions to meet the child’s needs and support their Individualized Treatment Plan.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Floor time / DIR Method
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped CHildren (TEACCH)
Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)
Natural Environment Training (NET)
Pivotal Response Training (PRT)


 Bay Village, OH 44140
(440) 668-5342
[email protected]

 Website: http://www.earlyinterventionconsulting.com/Home_Page.html

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Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is a parent-founded, parent-funded, and parent-led organization of more than 350 families. Our mission is to share the truth with parents about the cause of their child's NDs so they can focus on treatment. We believe these neurological disorders ("NDs") are environmental illnesses caused by an overload of heavy metals, live viruses, and bacteria. Proper treatment of our children, known as "biomedical intervention", is leading to recovery for thousands.

http://www.generationrescue.org/

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Help Me Grow

It's an important time for both you and your baby. From the beginning... a healthy pregnancy helps to ensure a good start for babies. Help Me Grow offers prenatal home visits to provide support and information to expectant parents. If you are pregnant, or have a child under the age of three years, you may be eligible for Help Me Grow services.

http://www.helpmegrow.org/

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IEP

IEP, Special education , Section 504 , NCLB , ect., disabilities' rights group to support one another... This is a wonderful resource for IEP.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IEP_guide

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Josiah's House, Inc.

Adult Learning and Life Skills Center for Adults 18 and older.

 JHI is an Adult Day Service available for adults with autism and developmental disabilities. It  focuses on Vocational training and Self Sufficiency Skills that promotes socializations skills. Josiah's
House Inc. accepts clients enrolled on IO and Level One waivers, CCBDD Contracts, and private pay.

Photo Tour of Josiah's House, Inc.

http://autismne.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13813321

Contact information for Josiah's House, Inc.

JHI is an Adult Day Service available for adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Adults 

Day/Evening services are provided separate from any home or facility in which an individual resides. It 

focuses on Vocational training and Self Sufficiency Skills that promotes socializations skills. Josiah's 

Learning and Life Skills Center - for Adults 18 and Older 
JHI is an Adult Day Service available for adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Adults 

Day/Evening services are provided separate from any home or facility in which an individual resides. It 

focuses on Vocational training and Self Sufficiency Skills that promotes socializations skills. Josiah's 

House Inc. accepts clients enrolled on IO and Level One waivers, CCBDD Contracts, and private pay. 

http://josiahhouseinc.org/ 

JHI is an Adult Day Service available for adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Adults 

Day/Evening services are provided separate from any home or facility in which an individual resides. It 

focuses on Vocational training and Self Sufficiency Skills that promotes socializations skills. Josiah's 

House Inc. accepts clients enrolled on IO and Level One waivers, CCBDD Contracts, and private pay. 
http://josiahhouseinc.org/

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Legal Rights - Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/

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 Monarch Center for Autism Events
Events for families, educators and medical professionals

 http://www.monarchcenterforautism.org/upcoming-events

 See website for events and information.

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 National Autism Association -- Northeast Ohio Chapter:

The National Autism Association (NAA) is pleased to announce its newest chapter to serve Northeast Ohio in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Portage Counties. The mission of the National Autism Association- Northeast Ohio is to help families who have had a child or children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to access necessary treatment interventions. The organization plans to accomplish this mission by offering grants to qualified families to defray costs of treatments such as early intercention, behavioral therapy, music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and others. In additiona, NAA- Northeast Ohio plans to assist families in locating resources needed to help their child or children. .

http://www.autismnortheastohio.org/about_us.php

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ODMRDD

Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD). This web site has been designed as part of our commitment to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, their families, the professional staff who support them, their neighbors, their friends, and anyone committed to supporting and advocating for individuals with special needs.

http://odmrdd.state.oh.us/

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Teachers Connection for Autism

Support and Networking group for Teachers, instructors and Educators for Autism. All interested educators are invited to join from anywhere although the group is geared for NEOhio for teachers workshop and event postings; there will be good information about education available for any area.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeachersConnection4Autism

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Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism

Good teachers helped me to achieve success. I was able to overcome autism because I had good teachers. At age 2 1/2 I was placed in a structured nursery school with experienced teachers. From an early age I was taught to have good manners and to behave at the dinner table. Children with autism need to have a structured day, and teachers who know how to be firm but gentle. Many people with autism are visual thinkers. I think in pictures. I do not think in language. All my thoughts are like videotapes running in my imagination. Pictures are my first language, and words are my second language. Nouns were the easiest words to learn because I could make a picture in my mind of the word. To learn words like "up" or "down," the teacher should demonstrate them to the child. For example, take a toy airplane and say "up" as you make the airplane takeoff from a desk. Some children will learn better if cards with the words "up" and "down" are attached to the toy airplane. The "up" card is attached when the plane takes off. The "down" card is attached when it lands.... See full article for more info.

http://www.autism.org/temple/tips.html

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The Schafer Autism Report

The Schafer Autism Report is a non-profit and non-commercial news service. It is produced entirely by volunteers. The mission is to promote autism awareness and education towards finding the best treatments, preventions and cures for the range of disorders labeled as the autism spectrum.

http://www.sarnet.org/

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RESOURCES:

Resource Websites:

 101 Noteworthy Sites on Asperger's and the Autism Spectrum.

The complexity and shifting definitions of the term autism 

spectrum disorder and other related conditions makes this an 

important subject for anyone working with students or 

clients with these diagnoses. These sites are broadly 

categorized in no set order, and they offer information, 

from scientific data to personal anecdotes, that makes it 

easier to understand autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s 

Syndrome, and other relevant disorders.

Spectrum.

The term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) covers a broad 

range of complicated conditions that typically include 

difficulty with communication and socialization, learning and 

developmental deficits, and obsession with a narrow range of 

subjects. Asperger’s Syndrome, named after Hans Asperger, 

who originally studied and cataloged the symptoms of the 

syndrome in 1944, used to be considered a separate but 

related condition, and was recently removed from the 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) and is now 

diagnosed as a particular range on the autism spectrum. 

Rett’s Syndrome, while etiologically unrelated, is often 

confused for an autism spectrum disorder, and the two are 

sometimes discussed in the same forums.

The complexity and shifting definitions of the term autism 

spectrum disorder and other related conditions makes this an 

important subject for anyone working with students or 

clients with these diagnoses. These sites are broadly 

categorized in no set order, and they offer information, 

from scientific data to personal anecdotes, that makes it 

easier to understand autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s 

Syndrome, and other relevant disorders.
The complexity and shifting definitions of the term autism 

spectrum disorder and other related conditions makes this an 

important subject for anyone working with students or 

clients with these diagnoses. These sites are broadly 

categorized in no set order, and they offer information, 

from scientific data to personal anecdotes, that makes it 

easier to understand autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s 

Syndrome, and other relevant disorders.

Spectrum.

The term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) covers a broad 

range of complicated conditions that typically include 

difficulty with communication and socialization, learning and 

developmental deficits, and obsession with a narrow range of 

subjects. Asperger’s Syndrome, named after Hans Asperger, 

who originally studied and cataloged the symptoms of the 

syndrome in 1944, used to be considered a separate but 

related condition, and was recently removed from the 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) and is now 

diagnosed as a particular range on the autism spectrum. 

Rett’s Syndrome, while etiologically unrelated, is often 

confused for an autism spectrum disorder, and the two are 

sometimes discussed in the same forums.

The complexity and shifting definitions of the term autism 

spectrum disorder and other related conditions makes this an 

important subject for anyone working with students or 

clients with these diagnoses. These sites are broadly 

categorized in no set order, and they offer information, 

from scientific data to personal anecdotes, that makes it 

easier to understand autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s 

Syndrome, and other relevant disorders.

 The complexity and shifting definitions of the term autism spectrum disorder and other related conditions makes this an mportant subject for anyone working with students clients with these diagnoses. These sites are broadly categorized in no set order, and they offer information from scientific data to personal anecdotes, that makes it easier to understand autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other relevant disorders.

http://phdinspecialeducation.com/autism-aspergers/

 

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fun way to teach emotions

http://www.emotionsgofish.com/

 

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