Links to Additional Resources
North Carolina Autism Society
A community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and supports based on individual differences, needs, and preferences
North Carolina's TEACCH program
Serving the needs of individuals of all ages, in all situations, and their families and caregivers
A delightful series of “How To” books filled with creative ideas for teachers, therapists and parents working with exceptional children
A great central resource for materials and conferences about autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Autism News of Orange County & the Rest of the World
A collaborative publication for parents and professionals dedicated to sharing research-based strategies, innovative educational approaches, best practices and experiences in the area of autism.
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Specializing in equine therapy since 1981, using horses with the mentally and physically handicapped and disabled of Palm Beach County, Florida.
FUNDRED is a play on words which combines the words FUN, FUND and HUNDRED. The originator of the project is an artist named Mel Chin. Many of his projects are collaborative and he often works with students. He sees this concept as a collective art project where every contribution is valuable and celebrated. (Password: paydirt)
Make In No TIme Tasks
Ready to assemble task sets of educational activities that parents, teachers and therapists can quickly assemble
The Autism Society of America
Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism.
On the Wrightslaw Autism, PDD & Asperger Syndrome page, you will find FAQs, articles, legal resources, recommended books, free publications, and a short list of information and support groups.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Listing of general educational supply stores in NC.
First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related diagnoses
AutismLink seeks to directly help parents by providing opportunities for support, diagnosis, therapeutic services, inclusion and information, free of charge.
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support Center (OASIS)
OASIS has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism.
You Find Services
Online services search for children with special healthcare needs in Buncombe County, NC. Youfindservices.org is dedicated to connecting parents and service providers with the local resources they need.
Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center
Facts about autism and filing for disability
ShoeboxTasks affiliates in Rome, Italy
Friends in Uruguay offering educational intervention and trainings (website in Spanish)
Leather Products, hand-made in Asheville in partnership with autistic adults
Non-profit organization run by an individual with unique abilities. From the founder, "Diagnosed with autism, Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety, I believe that I have unique abilities instead of disabilities. I don't believe that I am disabled I believe I am uniquely able. Whenever I was coded as "disabled" under the government, I thought to myself for a second, Hey I'm not disabled, I have abilities, many abilities and many unique abilities." In 2013 Ability Shirts donated to seven local autistic classrooms in Henderson County, NC. Ability Shirts will continue to donate to local causes and make our community proud. Ability Shirts also sponsors the Ability Award, an award that recognizes people with unique abilities who have made a positive contribution to their local community.
La Collina Storta
La Collina Storta (the crooked hill) is a wonderful academic and life experience program that uses the NC TEACCH approach and ShoeboxTasks. Located on several beautiful acres on the outskirts of Rome, Italy, they work with school age individuals on the autism spectrum. The program combines academics, housekeeping skills, cooking and caring for the many animals that live on the grounds. Horse and donkey therapy and the performing arts are important elements of this eclectic program.