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Useful Websites

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Further useful information

Early intervention, where to start;

  • Teaching children to ask for what they want through words, signs or pecs. Using a child’s motivation to teach them to ask for what they want will have an immediate impact on their behaviour.
  • Setting up the environment at home and at school so that you have what your child wants and they are coming to you to get access to those things. http://knospe-aba.com/cms/us/aba-info/aba-articles/the-7-steps.html
  • Additional areas to look at is assessing what your child can and can’t do (yet). As well as language skills, self-care skills are essential for your child to learn. Below is an assessment of the basic skills from 0-4 years. Download the self-care checklist on http://avbpress.com/updates-and-downloads.html
  • Consider doing an online course such as http://marybarbera.com/ or finding someone experienced in setting up a home program to help you become your child’s best teacher (ABAIreland, Rollarcoaster.ie, Advertise in local newspapers and at schools)

 

Further areas to consider with your pre/teens and young adults;

  • Getting an up to date cognitive, behavioural or educational assessment to     check your child’s strengths and weaknesses and formulate teaching programs targeting their needs.
  • Assessing and developing goals in social skills and life skills
  • Anxiety, depression, self-esteem
  • Girls and Asperger’s
  • Sexuality and safety

 

Some local and international renowned authors and speakers with youtube videos and books published on the above topics

 

Dr. Tony Attwood – speaker, advocate and author of many books on Asperger’s and high functioning autism

  • Anxiety, depression and self esteem
  • Research and publications across all aspects of living with ASD
  • http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/

 

Dr. Temple Grandin – advocate, speaker, author and person living with autism

 

Dr Peter Gerhardt – speaker and advocate on topics relating to;

  • Sex, sexuality and relationships
  • Adaptive behaviours for leading a successful adult life
  • Individual and community responsiveness for children and adults with autism
  • Youtube videos of conferences, webinars and articles written: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mlI_fngqeg
  • https://iancommunity.org/ssc/webinar-skills-for-adulthood

 

Jennifer O’Toole – motivational speaker, author and woman with Asperger Syndrome

  • http://asperkids.com/

 

Davida Hartman (Irish Educational Psychologist)

 

Inspirational and aspirational videos

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Autism research and development

https://iancommunity.org/

www.autism.com

www.autism.about.com

 

Autism Advocacy & Parent support in Ireland

www.autismireland.ie

www.npsa.ie

https://asiam.ie/

Training, Information and education

https://www.middletownautism.com/

http://www.peatni.org/

AutismLive – free youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/AutismLive

National Autistic Society http://www.autism.org.uk/

Resources and school support

www.do2learn.com

http://www.pattan.net/

www.myspecialneeds.ie

www.availsupport.ie

 

Going to the dentist: https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/autism-and-dental-care/

Specialist schools

http://www.saplings.org/

http://www.thereddoorschool.com/

Assistance Dog

www.guidedogs.ie

www.mycaninecompanion.ie

Toys

https://www.thinkingtoys.ie/

http://www.cheapdisabilityaids.co.uk/

ABA / VB approach

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment/verbal-behavior-therapy

ABA Ireland http://www.aba-ireland.com/