The Autism Awareness Centre is based out of Calgary, Alberta in Canada, and believes that education is the key to success in assisting individuals who have autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger Syndrome (Asperger’s) and other disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). With numerous social, communication, and behavioral intervention methods and the more recent field of biomedical interventions, it is important to keep parents and professionals on the leading edge of new information.
Books and Resource Information
The Autism Awareness Centre carries over 500 books and items that will enhance and support Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)programs and therapies. The selection of resources is updated monthly with new titles on topics such as sensory integration, behavioural methods, biomedical interventions, communication, social skills, personal stories, adult issues and classroom inclusion. We also have information on Down Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), dyslexia, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Tourette Syndrome, and learning disabilities (LD).
Books and Other Learning Aids
Be sure to check our bookstore often as we are continually adding new books. We also carry many CD’s, DVD’s, Time Timers and Tangle Toys. Searching for a book that is not on our resource list? Give us the title of the book and we can help you find it. Please let us know if you need books in other languages. Currently we have several titles available in French and Spanish.
The Autism Awareness Centre provides you with up-to-date articles on every aspect of ASD. Articles are written by professionals in the areas of speech and communication, behaviour, biomedical inverventions, sensory issues, Autism/PDD, Asperger Syndrome and other disabilities. Be sure to check regularly as we are always adding new information that we know you will find helpful. Quarterly Newsletter
At the Autism Awareness Centre, we believe that all of the information on this site should be available to anyone at anytime. We won’t ask you to sign up to be a member. However, if you would like a free subscription to our quarterly newsletter for additional articles, book reviews and conference updates, please go to our Newsletter tab and sign in.
Finding Help In Your Area
Even though we are based in Canada, no matter where you are in the world, you can find help in your area by clicking on the link “Help In Your Area”. We are dedicated to finding and providing the most relevant and up-to-date resources within Canada and across the globe.
We Can Help With Resources At Your Event
We can provide resource support at your event. All we need are the topics and list of speakers to provide you with the appropriate resources to make your conference a success. Our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions or concerns you may have and recommend books that are best suited to your delegates’ needs.
The Autism Awareness Centre will be in several cities across Canada, and in the UK over the next 10 months. Please click on the conference link to view conferences in your area.
Health on the Net Accreditation
Autism Awareness Centre recently received its Health on the Net Accreditation (HoN Code). The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites addresses one of Internet’s main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information. The Internet has become one of the most widely-used communication media. With the availability of Web server software, anyone can set up a Web site and publish any kind of data which is then accessible to all.
The problem is therefore no longer finding information but assessing the credibility of the publisher as well as the relevance and accuracy of a document retrieved from the Net. In many cases, a given Web site provides no appropriate documentation regarding the scientific design of a medical study, nor are studies made available that support given claims.
The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated the Code of Conduct to help standardise the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web. The HoN Code holds Web site developers to basic ethical standards in the presentation of information and helps make sure readers always know the source and the purpose of the data they are reading. Sites that meet the Code of Conduct can display the HONcode symbol and provide a direct link to the HON Foundation Web site for verification. Autism Awareness Centre is proud to display the HoN Code throughout its website on the bookstore, conference and home pages. Information reprinted from the Health on the Net Foundation website.
Note: The information on this website is not intended to replace the advice of a trained physician or medical professional. Please consult a medical professional for health related questions and concerns.