Saturday, October 26, 2013

BEST Websites for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

The last in a series of five articles with specific special needs resources

As LD Awareness Month concludes during this last week of October, we are bringing you our final article in a series of five that provides websites and resources for specific special or additional needs.

The most recent data from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) indicates that in the U.S., about 1 in 88 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified.
(Source: CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, March 2012:

Because of this high level of autism prevalence, we thought it most appropriate to conclude our series here by providing our readers with helpful website resources for that specific need. We hope that this list of autism websites will help you as a parent, teacher or caregiver of a child or adult with autism.

BEST Websites for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

Autism Spectrum Disorders---from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Autism Association

Autism NOW---from the National Autism Resource & Information Center

TeachersFirst Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger’s

Websites for Families from Autism Speaks

10 Great iPad Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum---by Patrick Jordan

For information on customizable reading tools: Tools for struggling readers of all ages! Info & support for struggling readers

Image courtesy of: Brennan Innovators, LLC

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