This site welcomes everyone with the desire to share or obtain knowledge with the autism community. Uniting, making connections, sharing knowledge and support for all 67 counties in the state of Alabama as a hub for Autism related info, events, videos, & support. - view resource

Site listing common deficits for adults with Asperger Syndrome as well as suitable and non-suitable job suggestions. - view resource

State agency in Alabama providing services to high school students and adults with disabilities to improvement college and career development. - view resource

AAPC Publishing specializes in books and multi-media on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related exceptionalities for individuals on the spectrum, their parents, families, peers, educators and other professionals. They take pride in offering practical solutions that translate research into practice at affordable prices. - view resource

Non-profit agency that responds to daily requests for information on Autism Spectrum Disorders across Alabama. ASA staff provides education and advocacy through support group meetings across the state, as well as a lending library of autism related books in public libraries in many counties across the state. - view resource

The mission of the Birmingham Alabama Support Group is to provide general information that would benefit parents and other caregivers in their care of children and adults on the autism spectrum. This message board is for families only. - view resource

Child’s Play Therapy Center is a fun and lively place in Hoover (Birmingham area) providing comprehensive pediatric therapy services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, or academic services. - view resource

Coulter Video is a family-owned video publishing company specializing in programs to help people with Asperger Syndrome and autism and those who support them (teachers, parents, siblings, etc). Their website features helpful free articles and videos, as well as DVD products for purchase.  - view resource

Volkmar is a leading researcher in Asperger's Syndrome, generally considered to be a form of autism characterized by deficits in social interaction and non-verbal communication. In the early 1990s, Volkmar led the team that helped develop the definition of autism used by the American Psychiatric Assoc. He is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center. Search for "Dr. Volkmar and Asperger" on the main NPR home page to find the audio.  - view resource

Handwriting without Tears is an easy-to-use curriculum that is available in most school systems.  Ask your Occupational Therapist for more information about HWT if your child is currently receiving services with fine motor skills and handwriting. - view resource

Use this site for free printable graph paper that can be sized to your needs. Also, the site has great picture cards for visual schedules or visual supports. - view resource

Tinsnips is a special education resource that strives to share a variety of specialized teaching tools, techniques, worksheets, and activities with teachers of students who have autistic spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. Many of these activities may be appropriate for Pre-K and Kindergarten children. - view resource

Research study using PET scans and animated sequences of shapes interacting on a screen. Participants with ASD showed less activation of theory of mind with this task.  - view resource

A Social Story™ describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. The goal of a Social Story™ is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience. Although the goal of a Story™ should never be to change the individual’s behavior, that individual’s improved understanding of events and expectations may lead to more effective responses. - view resource

Triumph Services, Inc. exists to provide community-based support to individuals with developmental disabilities who are trying to live independently. Their services include life coaches, job coaches, directors, and therapists to provide an interdisciplinary approach. Clients must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for participation. - view resource

UA-ACTS is staffed by faculty supervisors, advanced graduate students in psychology, and a licensed clinical psychologist and is conducted in collaboration with a number of University programs and services to provide a well-rounded intervention and support structure for students with ASD while at college at UA. Students must be accepted to UA on their own merits to be eligible for this program.   - view resource

The World of Work Map graphically shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks. This is a great tool to explore possible career interests.  - view resource