CTR card (front & back) - You are Witnessing Autism

Autism Awareness CARDS

Do you have a child or grandchild with Autism? Have you ever felt the need to explain your child’s behavior to someone at a store, restaurant or public place? Now you can just slip them one of these business cards.
10 for $2.00
25 for $5.00
50 for $8.00
100 for $15.00

Chasing The Rabbit Group Discussion Guide

Derek has created a group discussion guide to go along with the book. Click here to view the page for the discussion guide.



The Asperger/Autism Network

The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.  Contact them by clicking here – AANE

Maine Business Leadership Network

The Maine Business Leadership Network is focused on assisting businesses in attracting and retaining new employees and customers with disabilities, developing business leaders who value diversity and actively work to promote strong communities that include individuals with disabilities, and increasing opportunities for businesses to expand their diversity recruiting efforts, not as a social model but as a business case to recruit talent and better serve their customers.

 Click here to contact the Maine BLN

Pine Tree Society

Pine Tree Society started as a bold new idea in 1936. That commitment continues every day throughout the state of Maine. Whether it’s a young girl with Cerebral Palsy discovering her first best friend at Pine Tree Camp, an adult finding his voice with customized assistive technology or an adult with a developmental disability participating in new and exciting activities at Community ServicesOur mission is To provide Maine children and adults with disabilities the opportunities and the means to create better lives for themselves and their families.

 Click here to reach the Pine Tree Society

The Autism Society of Maine

The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.  Click here for the Autism Society of Maine’s website

At The CrossroadS

At The Crossroads’ transitional living programs for young adults is designed for troubled young men and women who are struggling to live independently, caught up into substance abuse, emotionally immature, and not ready to make it on their own. We suggest that parents of struggling young adults look to the professionals of At The Crossroads for immediate help.  Please consider contacting one of our qualified family advocates to discuss the enrollment process regarding At The Crossroads (please call 866-439-0354).  Learn more about ATC, Click here


New Directions is a state of the art multidisciplinary clinical program for typical young adults and young adults with special needs. Our program integrates expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, developmental theory, and neuropsychology, into an evidenced-based treatment approach. Our goal is to help all young adults achieve the goal of independent living.  Learn more about New Directions


Heather Shields is an Occupational Therapist and a certified driving instructor, and founder of a unique driving school, Pathways Rehabilitation Services, LLC.  She is a Maine native, who ventured out across the country working as an Occupational Therapist and returned home to Maine.  She is now settled in Brunswick and has established a private practice focused on helping Maine seniors and adults stay safe with driving and keeping mobile in their communities.  She also works with people on the autism spectrum.  While working for 15 years as an OT in all different realms of rehab, she saw an unmet need in our communities- driving.  Heather offers a unique and valuable experience for Maine communities.  Driver’s ed is not just for teens.
(207) 530-0307
Click to hear an interview with Heather about Pathways

Also, from author Jacob Mason

The Complete Resource for Young & First Time Drivers


This guide offers a lot of information for young, new drivers, such as how to maintain a car, basics of insurance and road tax, and helpful tips to help them further improve their driving skills.


Sleep problems are common among children and adults with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While those with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD may be more commonly affected by sleep disorders and other sleep challenges, a lack of sleep can exacerbate symptoms of autism or ADHD. However, with healthy sleep habits and treatment, sleep problems and the daytime challenges they present may be alleviated or eliminated.
ALSO, check out the website called SleepHelp.org, click below

AUTISM Safe Play Areas

Children of all abilities and needs should have room to play and explore their world. In fact, play is so important for a child’s development that the United Nations declared play is a human right for children. Making your home a place where a child with special needs can be active takes more than a look around. You’ll want to brainstorm ways the outside can be an inclusive sanctuary for children of all abilities, too.

It’s easy and addictive — for children and parents — to turn to the television, tablet or smartphone for fun and games. Technology has its place, and supervised, timed technology play can be good for kids, especially those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, it’s no substitute for the many benefits of playing outside. Getting outside improves vision, builds social skills, lowers stress, increases attention spans and boosts vitamin D levels — all of which are essential for strong, sustained healthy development.

When you’re ready to make over your backyard as a sanctuary for children with special needs, consider these simple do-it-yourself options that will improve the happiness and health of your whole family. This guide will help you:

Click here for more information about disability safe backyards