Related to Autism

Many groups advocate different views of and responses to autism. Here is a sampling of sites related to autism:
Autism Speaks
Autism Society of America
Defeat Autism Now, the website of the Autism Research Institute.

My favorite public service announcement on autism is Act Early’s poignant “The Red Flags of Autism.”

To prove autistics have a sense of humor, here is a parody website by an autistic author who describes being non-autistic (“neurologically typical”) as if it were a disease, “a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity.”

In her book, Too Wise to Be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind, Cathy Steere describes her work with neurodevelopmentalist Cindy Ringoen, a member of ICAN, the International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists. You can learn more about their home programs here.

If your child has benefited from other neurodevelopmental treatments, and you know other useful neurdevelopmental websites, please send them to me. It seems to be the word “neurodevelopment” is used to mean many different things. It’s becoming nearly as common as “brain-based learning” (as opposed to “elbow-based learning,” I suppose.)

John Elder Robison, self-scribed free-range Aspergian, and author of Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s (reviewed here) has a website and a blog on the Psychology Today website.

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