Creating meaningful opportunities that enrich the lives of people with autism, their families and their communities.

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Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

Coordinates policy and services relating to transition services for students with disabilities from school to adult services, vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities ages 16 and older, independent living services for people with disabilities of all ages, and business services for hiring a qualified diverse workforce.
www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
www.asha.org

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The Autism Exchange

An interactive website built by parents of children with autism to take the frustration out of time-consuming internet searches.
www.theautismexchange.com

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Autism Parenting Magazine

News and professional guidance for you and your child on the subject of autism.
http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com

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Autism Research Institute (ARI)

The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is focused on conducting and sponsoring research aimed at improving the quality of life for today’s generation of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
https://www.autism.com

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Bridges for New Beginnings

Bridges for New Beginnings is the result of a unique collaboration between Autism Services Inc. and Hope and Homes Children Romania (HHC-R). Together the two have worked to close state-run institutions and place their residents into family-type alternatives such as foster homes or group homes. Autism Services Inc. provides annual training to the care givers in working with disabled populations and people with Autism.
www.bridgesfornewbeginnings.org

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CASE: Collaboration for Autism Support and Education

CASE provides information, training and support for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the professionals who work with them. CASE will enable family support staff and community recreation providers to better serve families. CASE will also support parents in effectively advocating for their children.
www.parentnetworkwny.org/information-and-resources/topic:autism/

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Communicating with an Autistic Child : A Parent’s Guide

An online resource to assist parents in making positive communication with their child with autism.
www.wiseoldsayings.com/communicating-with-an-autistic-child-a-parents-guide.php
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DDAWNY

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. While honoring individual agency missions, it is the intent of the Alliance to assist agencies to develop relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and for the benefit of people with developmental disabilities.
www.ddawny.org

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DD Info Link

Online searchable directory of programs in WNY counties for people with developmental disabilities, their family members, and service providers.
www.ddinfolink.org

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Doctor Disability

Doctor Disability specializes in providing occupation disability insurance to physicians and dentists. Whether you are an anesthesiologist, radiologist, emergency room physician, cardiologist or surgeon, you will find relevant information on the most respected, financially secure disability insurance companies in America.
www.doctordisability.com/autism-disability.php
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Guide to Autism: Arizona Office For Americans with Disabilities

This page, published by the Arizona Office For Americans with Disabilities, provides a clear and comprehensive description and definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The page also details many of the myths, misconceptions that are associated with Autism and the related social challenges.
www.know-the-ada.com/t5/disabilities-guide-to-autism.html

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Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities

A developmental disability is not an automatic impediment to a college education, and there are plenty of resources for those who need help to apply and pay for it. This guide, which has been built to work with assistive technology, can help find these resources.
https://www.goodcall.com/education/fully-accessible-guide-paying-college-students-disabilities/
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Helping Children With Autism

An online resource for autism treatment strategies and parenting tips
www.helpguide.org/mental/autism_help.htm
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Hope and Homes

Hope and Homes for Children is a registered charity working in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Our head office is based in Wiltshire in the UK.
www.hopeandhomes.org
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Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities

This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. On this site you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for a person living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.
www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities
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Mental Health and Asperger’s Syndrome

Lakeview Health Systems is an award-winning and nationally accredited drug and alcohol treatment center in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in providing highly personalized care using a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating medical, psychiatric, psychosocial and clinical treatments. Their website offers a variety of resources including information about mental health and Aspergers. Thank you to Aiden who found and recommended this page while working on his “Proud To Be Me” project!
Mental Health and Asperger’s Syndrome
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National Autism Network

National Autism Network is the largest online resource for the autism community offering resources such as a Social Network, Provider Directory, Events Calendar, Discussion Forums, expert written content and so much more.
www.NationalAutismNetwork.com

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Neighborhood Legal Services

Not-for-profit Agency that provides free legal services to individuals with disabilities and low-income Western New Yorkers
www.nls.org

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NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Agency that focuses on community involvement, employment, recreation and housing issues faces by New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their family.
http://ddpc.ny.gov/

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NYS Education Department

Information on educational services and regulations in NYS.
www.nysed.gov

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OPWDD

OPWDD’s mission is to help people with developmental disabilities live richer lives. OPWDD, in coordination with the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, has established requirements and oversight procedures to protect people receiving services from harm. To learn more about our protection protocols you can DOWNLOAD OUR PDF HERE
www.opwdd.ny.gov

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Parent Network

Parent Network of WNY is a parent-led community resource for parents of children with special needs and professionals working with individuals with disabilities. We are a designated Technical Assistance Parent Center funded by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and several other funding sources. We are also professional members of several local, state and national organizations such as the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY, NYS Disability Advocacy Association and the National Alliance for Information and Referral.
http://www.parentnetworkwny.org

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Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

A resource guide for people with disabilities to help them manage their finances and meet their financial goals.
www.calculators.org/savings/people-with-disabilities.php

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Sensory Gardens

A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one’s senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. These types of gardens are popular with and beneficial to both children and adults, especially those who have sensory processing issues, including autism and other disabilities. To learn more about the benefits of a sensory gardens click below.
Many Benefits of Sensory Gardens

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Social Security Administration (SSA)

Provides detailed information and support in regards to social security eligibility and issues.
www.ssa.gov

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Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Postsecondary Education

Provides information about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

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Therapeutic Communication Through Music

Music therapy has been around for quite awhile. Therapists believe that music affects a person’s physical body, emotions, mental state, and even the spiritual state. If music is used correctly, it can actually help some patients cope with diseases and disorders. Music therapy has been used in the United States since 1944 and the United Kingdom since the 1960s…
www.zzounds.com/edu–musicautism

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