Autism Awareness CARDS
25 for $5.00
50 for $8.00
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.
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 Services. Our mission is To provide Maine children and adults with disabilities the opportunities and the means to create better lives for themselves and their families.
The Autism Society of Maine
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 for YOUNG ADULTS
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.
AUTISM and SLEEP CONCERNS
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