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AUTISM RESOURCES:

  • Autism Society of America- Northern Virginia Resources (ASA-NV)
  • http://asnv.org/page/resources
  • Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA) - local parent support group with activities and educational advocacy
  • http://poac-nova.org
  • Kennedy Krieger Center for Autism and Related Disorders
  • http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/center-autism- and-related-disorders
  • U.S. Autism and Asperger Association (USAA)
  • http://usautism.org
  • National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) - General Information on Autism
  • http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
  • Organization for Autism Research (OAR) - Autism and Asperger education, support, and resources
  • http://www.researchautism.org/resources/index.asp
  • The ARC of Northern Virginia - Advocacy organization and local information for people with disabilities
  • http://www.thearc.org
  • Autism Speaks Resource Guide - Resources by State
  • http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism
  • Victories 'N Autism - Great Visual Tools
  • http://www.victoriesnautism.com/visual-tools.html
    SPEECH THERAPY:

  • Home-Speech-Home - Information and activity ideas to encourage speech and language development
  • http://home-speech-home
  • Super Duper Publications - Materials and handouts for language development
  • http://www.superduperinc.com
  • Do 2 Learn - Printable Picture Cards
  • http://www.do2learn.com
  • American Speech, Hearing and Language Assocation
  • http://www.asha.org/
  • The Stuttering Foundation
  • http://www.stutteringhelp.org/
    INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANS (IEPs):

  • Wrightslaw Education - Education and Advocacy on everything related to IEPS
  • http://www.wrightslaw.com
  • U.S. Department of Education - Special Education- IEP guide
  • http://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities - Educational and advocacy resources on all kinds of learning disabilities for parents and educators
  • http://www.ncld.org/
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America - More educational and advocacy resources on all kinds of learning disabilities for parents and educators
  • http://www.ldanatl.org/
    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:

  • American OccupationalTherapy Organization - Professional organization for occupational therapists with resources for parents and educators
  • http://www.aota.org/Practice/Children-Youth.aspx
  • Sensory Processing Foundation - Information on Sensory Processing Disorder
  • http://www.spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html
  • OT Mom - Occupational Therapist/Mom - Suggestions for activities
  • http://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/
  • OT Plan - Activity idea search engine for pediatric occupational therapy activities
  • http://www.otplan.com/default.aspx/
    DOWN SYNDROME:

  • The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia - Leading resource for families of those with Down Syndrome in the Northern Virginia area
  • http://www.dsanv.org
  • National Association for Down Syndrome - Parent education and advocacy
  • http://www.nads.org
  • National Down Syndrome Congress - Information, advocacy and support for families with individuals with down syndrome
  • http://ndsccenter.org/
  • The National Down Syndrome Society - The mission of NDSS is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome
  • https://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/

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    PREMIES:

  • PREMIES TODAY - advocates for the needs of families experiencing the traumatic event of premature birth. This mission is carried out by providing education, support, resources, and a sense of community through outreach programs and parent-to-parent support from birth throughout childhood.
  • http://www.premiestoday.org