The film’s official website featuring information about the film including trailers, a photo gallery, list of screening venues and links to other autism resources.
Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. (ABC) is a human services agency that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and learning disorders. ABC operates within the theoretical practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) derived from the philosophy of 'Behaviorism.'
Autisable is an online community that connects people who want to tackle the puzzle of Autism and provides an open platform where anything Autism related can be shared and discussed.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a nonprofit advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum. ASAN holds that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other people, and that Autistic voices should be included in the national conversation about autism.
Autism Research Centre
The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. The ARC fosters collaboration between scientists in Cambridge University and outside, to accelerate this mission.
BridgingApps is a volunteer community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on how they are using the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices to help people with special needs.
HALO (Helping Autism Through Learning and Outreach) is a non-profit organization providing Soma® RPM (Rapid Prompting Method), an academic instruction leading toward communication for persons with autism.
National Autism Network
The National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community providing a social network, nationwide provider directory, events calendar, discussion forums, autism news, expert written content and thousands of resources.
Strange Son by Portia Iversen
Strange Son is the powerful tale of two mothers from opposite sides of the world who, united by their fierce determination to help their severely autistic sons, have challenged everything we thought we knew about autism.
Portia Iversen is an autism advocate and author of Strange Son, a book about her autistic son. Portia has dedicated her life to bringing parents and scientists together to speed research work in the field of autism.
Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at the Colorado State University and is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world.
Taylor was a seemingly normal child until a profound regression into autism at age three. Taylor slowly progressed from a young child who was given virtually no hope by the physician to an artistically gifted student.
The MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Specialisterne is a unique Danish IT company founded as the first in the world to base its business model on employing people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Anova is a non-profit K-12 school and treatment center that specializes in autism and related social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Their three ACE schools are located in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, and Concord, CA. They also provide behavior analysis, speech and language, social cognition, occupational therapy, sensory integration, early intervention, paraprofessional support in public schools, and in-home services within 15 counties across California.
AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. Ability Path has published a free, downloadable resource guide “The Journey to Life after High School” that can be accessed on their website. It provides a guide to the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the individualized education plan, and the different paths a child with special needs can take after graduating from high school.
Other Useful Websites:
The Autism Society
The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. The Autism Society’s website is one of the most visited websites on autism in the world and its quarterly journal, Autism Advocate, has a broad national readership.
Carly is an inspirational teen with autism who has found her ability to communicate through typing.
The mother of a child with autism, she has devoted her life toward helping other families in similar circumstances.
Disability.gov is an award-winning federal website that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full and independent lives.
Easter Seals – Autism
Easter Seals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easter Seals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services.
The National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society champions the rights and interests of all people with autism and aims to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
Included in Unlocking Autism’s mission is to bring the issues of autism from individual homes to the forefront of national dialogue.
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