Links - Resources
ABA Educational Resources Ltd. is committed to be a leading edge website providing practical resource materials for families and professionals using educational strategies for children with autism. Our goal is to facilitate the delivery ABA services to families through the provision of resource materials at a free and/or affordable cost.
On-line disabilities magazine. Events listings and disability links.
The Ability Hub
Based in Calgary, Alberta, The Ability Hub is focused on improving the quality of life and level of independence for adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of ASD. Through their new 17,000-square-foot, world-class facility, they have much to offer in the way of resources and support.
Active Living Alliance for Candians with a Disability
Promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally co-ordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.
Am Vans (Adaptive Mobility Systems)
Handicap Vans, Wheelchair Vans, Accessible Vans with Wheelchair Lifts and Ramp Van Conversions for Sale. Every New or Used Handicapped Vehicle is Equipped with a New Wheelchair Accessible Handicap Conversion.
Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine
USA’s only magazine for the autism community devoted entirely to practical, actionable, useful information on all things spectrum related. 6 issues/year. Take advantage of their new Trial Subscription offer and see for yourself why parents and professionals around the country say, “I can’t imagine my life without this magazine.” A Future Horizons publication.
Autism Atlantic Consulting Services
Offers professional development and private consulting services to families, agencies, businesses and school districts both locally and internationally. A Nova Scotia registered company.
A bilingual Canadian portal devoted to serving individuals and organizations in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
The Autism Classroom
A site for teachers, administrators, and parents that provides practical solutions and information about teaching students with autism and related needs.
Autism Family Resources
Provides special needs families and caregivers with the financial means to acquire the “simple things” they so often are not able to obtain.
AutismPro is a 9-step program that combines evidence-based methods from an international board of autism experts to empower parents, educators and clinicians to better understand, design and deliver effective autism intervention.
Autism Support Teacher Sites
A variety of links to assist teachers and EA’s with classroom materials such as lesson plans, IEP goals, flashcards and more.
Best Buddies Canada
Our program gives people with intellectual disabilities the chance to have experiences which most people take for granted – going for coffee, out to a movie, or simply enjoying the company of a good friend. To this end, Best Buddies establishes chapters at high schools, universities and colleges across the country.
Canadian Association for Music Therapy
Mission is education, service to members, public awareness, professoinal development, and increased job opportunities for music therapists.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists achieve excellence in their professional practice.
Canadian Council for Exceptional Children
Since its founding, CCEC has advocated for exceptional students – those with disabilities and special challenges, and those with gifts and talents. CCEC is committed to those who work with special students – educators, support personnel and parents – recognizing that these dedicated people need the resources, tools and professional opportunities to perform their jobs well.
Canadian Directory of Genetic Support Groups
The directory is designed as a resource guide for families and professionals seeking information on genetic support groups in Canada.
Canadian Institute of Child Health
Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, well-being and rights of all children and youth through monitoring, education, and advocacy.
Canadian National Foundation for Autism
Dedicated to promoting autism awareness, assisting families with information they require and raising funds to support Canadian based autism research. Please browse our site for information about our foundation, autism events, current research studies, and information about autism.
Author/speaker Catherin Faherty’s website about the professional services she offers in the field of autism.
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
This web site is dedicated to providing the latest and best information on child mental health problems and the influences that shape the developmental health and well-being of children and youth.
Centre for Autism Research Technology and Education
CARTE is dedicated to the research and development of new and innovative technologies that enhance the social and emotional skills of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Centre is composed of UVic faculty and students, community professionals and families whose common goal is to serve the needs of children with ASD.
Child and Family Canada
Made up of 50 Canadian non-profit organizations offering a wealth of information on children, youth and families.
Discovery Trekking Outfitters
A privately owned family company that manufactures innovative products for outdoors, sports, travel, and special markets. These products are marketed under the Discovery Trekking brand for outdoor product and clothing, and the SOSecure™ brand for special garments for those with incontinence. Located in Campbell River, British Columbia.
The TEACCH approach includes a focus on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person’s skills, interests, and needs.
As the world’s leading provider of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) products and services, DynaVox Mayer-Johnson offers complete solutions for individuals with speech and learning challenges. Our speech devices help those with conditions such as autism, ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury and others; make meaningful connections with the world around them.
A company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions. The company has been creating innovative communicators, toys and switches for the physically challenged for more than 30 years.
eReadingPro is a system for teaching reading to individuals of all ages who are visual learners. The program equips the parent or teacher with everything they need to teach a child to read for a 14-month period. This is a Canadian company.
Magnetic daily visual schedules for ages 3 – 12. Located in Canada.
Exceptional Family Magazine
Canada’s resource magazine for parents of exceptional children. Based in Montreal, Quebec.
Family Support Institute
A province-wide organization whose purpose is to support and strengthen families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability.
Global Health and Disability Resource Center
Extensive list of links to websites around the world arranged by categories including: research, advice, resources, children’s pages, child care etc.
Independent Living Canada
Independent Living Canada and its member IL Centres work with individuals with disabilities to have greater choices and control over how support is provided. This philosophy is exemplified at local IL Centres and the ripple effect of the principles and practice of this philosophy is transferable to mainstream service providers, businesses, public sector, educational facilities and government programs and policies.
Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)
The site is a collaborative effort among three states: the State Departments of Education of Connecticut (CT) and Minnesota (MN) and the University of Kansas (KU) to use the World Wide Web (WWW) as a means of supporting and facilitating training. Started in Fall 2000, the site was developed to disseminate information about characteristics, assessment, and research-based interventions and services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Integrated Listening Systems
Provides training and equipment that improves our physical and mental aptitude. iLs’ mission is to make this unique equipment and training more available to parents, teachers and clinicians by continuing to leverage the most cutting-edge technology and sensory integration techniques.
The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet
Links to sites specific to children and youth with disabilities.
Invest in Kids
Invest in Kids is a national, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age five.
A National Education & Disability Resource website with a community based approach. We cover every county, city and town in the U.S. If you are looking for a web site or information on a school, organization, museum, consultant, library, camp, study abroad program or support in your area you can find it here. The site also serves as a great resource for Teachers, Parents, Students, Professionals & District Officials in the K-12 Education system with extensive information on various topics in education and disabilities.
The KareKey enables secure tracking of all of the information you need to minimize the impact of any type of disaster you might experience, from losing your wallet, to medical incapacitation, to the ultimate disaster – your death.
The Kindersite is designed for child-care, pre-school, kindergartens, elementary, primary schools and Special needs plus home school, libraries and the home. In fact everywhere where young children access computers. The Kindersite has 1,000s of links to the best Games, Songs and Stories for young children.
Kozmic Visual Connections
Our mission is to develop support materials that help parents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals enhance the lives of others.
Lauren Kerstein (Denver, CO)
Lauren H. Kerstein is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice who specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. She provides school consultations, home-based consultations for birth to three year olds, and offers individual, family and group therapy.
Little Nut Tree Toys (UK)
As well as an exciting online store, Little Nut Tree Toys is also a fantastic resource for parents and carers of children. We have a play ideas and advice area with hints and tips for play activities to keep children entertained plus a community chat area where you can talk to other parents and make new friends.
The Listening Centre
At the Listening Centre, we help people of all ages develop and improve learning, language and communication skills through a listening training program of sound stimulation, voice training and counselling.
Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.
A diverse company offering a selection of Assistive Technology for students, employees, people with Special Needs, Special Educators & Rehabilitation Professionals. We are dedicated to implementing effective computer based solutions for all type of Special Needs users. We hold a nationwide network of contacts in the Special Needs field. Staff complements include individuals with Special Needs who are users of the Assistive Technology.
More than A Mom
Website for the authors of More Than A Mom, Amy Baskin and Canadian Heather Fawcett.
Mouse Trial (UK)
MouseTrial is a fun game designed for kids with autistic spectrum disorders. It’s based on the method of discrete trial therapy which is used in most ABA programs.
National Service Dogs
A non-profit Registered Charity specializing in breeding, training and placing Labrador and Golden Retrievers with children who have autism. NSD also provides service dogs for individuals with physical and visual challenges.
Our People Work (USA)
The ServiceSource Network is an affiliation of four not-for-profit organizations with the same mission – to provide individuals with disabilities an exceptional service delivery experience through innovative and valued employment, training, rehabilitation and support services.
Pathway Learning Connections Inc.
Site for the board game ‘A Fist Full of Coins’ which is a multi sensory game that assists the learning process. Owner Sandy Newman has worked with special needs children for 20 years.
A leading policy-research and development organization. Its mission is to generate knowledge, information and skills to secure the inclusion, citizenship, human rights and equality of people with intellectual and other disabilities.
Sandbox Learning is dedicated to developing fun and engaging stories that help parents and professionals meet the need for personalized materials for children. Our collection of personalizable children’s books addresses skills essential for development and truly allows children to identify with these skills through the personalization.
Provides comprehensive sex education for youth across Canada. Stephanie Mitelman, Certified Sexuality Educator, offers workshops for teens, parents, people with special needs and First Nations communities. She also tours Nationally to offer training for teachers and health care providers.
A communication tool and a collaborative work space, bringing organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals together to communicate what is important to them, to learn together, to do work together, and to collaborate in addressing complex educational problems. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a featured topic.
SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows)
The Special Needs Opportunity Windows or SNOW Project is a provider of online resources and professional development opportunities for educators and parents of students with special needs.
Special Kids Today
On-line magazine for parents of children with special needs.
The Special Needs Hidden Handbook
A speech therapist’s blog on issues around special needs. Although speech therapy based at the moment, the author hopes to provide information on other therapies in the future.
Teachers Pay Teachers
An online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original downloadable educational materials, hard goods and used educational resources.
Virtual Expert Clinics
Since November of 2004, Virtual Expert Clinics has been developing a revolutionary approach to providing services to children with special needs. Through a first-of-kind blend of clinical expertise, expert systems programming, and Internet-based delivery, VEC has taken a global leadership role in its first product offering: AutismPro.