If you have not already joined us, do it now! In addition to our
quarterly newsletter and discounts at our conferences,
you have the privilege of utilizing our library. Our
library has many books, articles, audio and videotapes
available. Please make checks in the amount of $25.00
payable to: AHA/AS/PDD. Mail to: AHA/AS/PDD, PO Box
475, Roslyn Heights, New York 11577
We offer Daytime
and Evening Support Meetings from Montauk to Manhattan:
Meetings are in the towns of Southampton, Pt.
Jeff Station, Smithtown, Bethpage, Bayside/Queens and
Manhattan. We also have an Evening Support Meeting for
parents of older teens and adults.
offer support meetings for older
teens and adults (18 and older) monthly on Saturdays
in partnership with Michael J. Carley and GRASP (The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership),
for individuals on the spectrum. Family members are
welcome to attend the first one or two sessions but
the focus is primarily for individuals on the spectrum.
offer a Teen Support group
in partnership with with Michael J. Carley and GRASP,
also on Saturdays for ages 13-19. This is for teens
only, family members may sit in the waiting area and
converse with one another.
know, first hand, how difficult it can be sometimes
to attend meetings. However, we urge you to make the
effort. You need the support (and we need yours). Support
meeting dates, times and locations may be accessed on
our website under Support.
For Information Specific to Autism Call
Autism/Asperger Resource Center (AARC) (www.kumc.edu/aarc)
Phone: 913 588-5988 or 5955
Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) (www.iidc.indiana.edu)
For Information on Disability Laws (eg IDEA) Call
NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) (www.nichcy.org)
VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) (web.nysed.gov/vesid) a division of the New York State Education Department.
LI Regional Office of VESID: 1-631-884-8530; Statewide Coordinator: 1-718-722-4544
If You Are New to the Diagnosis, A Place To Begin Reading
Editorial opinion: Medicine is still researching the differences between High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Understand that treatment for both diagnoses in school, at home and in the community, is the same.
Please see our Suggested Reading List for our suggested books.
Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, by Tony Attwood (1998)
Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Educators and Parents, Brenda Smith Myles and Richard L. Simpson (1999)
Parent/Person with Autism Narratives:
Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin (1995)
Emergence: Labeled Autistic, by Temple Grandin & M. Scariano (1986)
A Parent's Guide to Autism, by Charles Hart (1995)
More Extensive Reading Lists and Books Can Be Obtained by Contacting:
Autism Society of North Carolina, Book Store: 919 743-0204
Indiana Resource Center for Autism: 812 855-6508
Future Horizons: 800 489-0727
Autism Resource Network, Inc. 612 988-0088
Some of our members find it useful to subscribe to some of the following:
- The MAAP (More Advanced Autistic Persons) - quarterly newsletter
- $20.00/year c/o Susan Moreno, Editor, P.O. Box 524,
Crown Point, IN 46307
- Autism Spectrum
Quarterly - In 2004 Starfish Specialty Press
took over the publication of Carol Gray's Social Story
newsletter The Morning News. An excellent publication
with Diane Twactman-Cullen as Editor-in-Chief and
Liane Holliday Willey as Senior Editor. Subscription
rates for one year (4 quarterly issues) $29.95 + $5.00
S&H. Subscribe at: http://www.asquarterly.com/subscribe.html
- Autism Research
Review International, Autism Research Inst.,
4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116
- Intervention in School and
Clinic - This journal may be purchased from
Pro-Ed, Inc. (800) 897-3202. A subscription for one
year is $35.00 and for two years is $56.00.
- The PDD NETWORK
Newsletter - A valuable resource and exchange
of information. Mail your check to: PDD Network, 21
Sharon Court, Shelton, CT 06484. Six issues (1 year)
is $20 or you can contact Stacy Hultgreen at BHult40@aol.com
for more information.
Digest Magazine - Outstanding selections
from around the world. Published by Future Horizons.
Available by calling 800.489.0727 or going to: http://www.autismdigest.com.
One year subscription (6 issues) is $44.95, two years
(12 issues) $74.95.
On the internet
Our website (www.aha-as-pdd.org) offers information and resources about local meetings and resources as well as resources all over the internet.
Another good source is: www.autismconnect.org
Autismconnect aims to be
a worldwide, interactive, personalised forum for the
sharing of information by people whose lives are touched
by autism. This includes people with autism, their parents,
friends, educators and therapists, as well as researchers,
legislators and volunteers. If you are interested in
getting up-to-date information about autism, with the
latest news items posted each week on your personal
notice board, register now.
following websites may be useful:
200 Regulations: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/lawsandregs/coverpage.htm
Middle, Secondary, Continuing Ed : http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/
100 Regulations: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/part100/opener.html
Law IDEA '97: http://www.cec.sped.org/law_res/doc/law/index.php
Law IDEA '04: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgibin/query/z?c108:h.1350.enr:
to Practice: A Quick Reference Guide for Committee on
Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons (shows you how
the process works) : http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/persprep/cse/home.html
IEP Guide: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/iep/home.html
Safeguards Pre-school through Age 21: