Children & Youth Links

Alert Program
The book, How Does Your Engine Run?® A Leader’s Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation (Williams & Shellenberger, 1996), describes an innovative program that supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists.

Austin Asperger Publishing Company
We are an independent publisher specializing in books on autism spectrum disorders based on the latest research on autism, Asperger syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders. We take pride in offering books that provide practical solutions.

Autism Society of America
ASA, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate service.

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

Autism Program of Illinois
The Autism Program of Illinois is a systems initiative, a network of resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the State of Illinois. The Autism Program of Illinois provides the strategy and framework for the State of Illinois to address the complex…

College Information for Students with Disabilities

Complete List of Accredited Online College Degree Programs & Online Degrees for 2015 and 2016

Disability Mentoring Day
Andrew Imparato,AAPD President and CEO, states, “Economic empowerment is at the heart of civil rights for people with disabilities. By building relationships between mentees and mentors working in fields that interest them and building a year-round…

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
IATP’s primary focus is on education, employment, community living, information technology and telecommunications. Their mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life.

Illinois Autism Training & Technical Assistance Project
The Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP) is an initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and joins other ISBE initiatives as part of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC).

Equip for Equality
Find answers to a variety of disability related concerns, including information on how to seek individual assistance with disability-related rights issues, information on legislation and public policy that impacts the disability community.

Illinois State Board of Education
Official site of the Illinois Sate Board of Education.

Little Friends Inc.
Little Friends, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Based in Naperville, Illinois, Little Friends, Inc. operates 13 programs including three alternative schools.

National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society champions for the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon.

Natural Learning Concepts
Resources for teaching children with autism and language delays.

Picture Set Database
PictureSET is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community. This searchable database allows you to find a wide range of useful information.

Project Choices
Project CHOICES is a “least restrictive environment” initiative funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. There are two components to the Project: CHOICES, which supports school-age children; and Early CHOICES, which supports preschool-age children.

Red and Green Choices
A Positive Behavioral Development Strategy for Students with Autism or Behavioral Predispositions.

Trinity Services, Inc.
Trinity Services Inc., a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization, was founded in 1950 as the Trinity School in Joliet, Illinois, by a group of parents of children with developmental disabilities.

University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children
We partner with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources.

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.

Yellow Pages for Kids
Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities.

Ziggurat Group PA
Drs. Aspy and Grossman present internationally on autism spectrum disorder. We offer professional training on a variety of topics related to autism spectrum disorders. Topics include:The Ziggurat Model – workshops range from one to multiple days.