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July 2015

Review of: Association for Science in Autism Treatment website

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Review by Frank Kou, Special Educator & Hunter College Graduate Student

A child has just received a diagnosis of Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  Bewildered parents have many questions and worries about their child, but where do they begin?  Questions that they have may include: What is Autism?  What are treatments for Autism? What treatment works?  What treatments are fads?  How effective are these treatments?

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) [www.asatonline.org] is a website that is geared towards both parents as well as professionals who are interested in other areas of Autism besides their own areas of …

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Review of website: Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

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Autism 101 for the families of the Southwest

Review by  Ashley Langer, Special Educator and Hunter College Graduate Student

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (autismcenter.org) is a top notch website for people in the Southwest looking for easily accessed information on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The website has several different tabs that make it simple to find what you are looking for when it comes to ASD. Autismcenter.org is an Arizona based website that provides information on the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) that is user-friendly in order to provide viewers with information on their self-directed research, …

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Great resources for families and providers working with individuals with ASD

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Review by Sara Radelicki and Lauren Kimmel, Special Educators & Hunter College Graduate Students

Helpguide.org is a non-profit resource that has information about mental health, healthy lifestyles, children and family, and aging well. Specifically, we looked at the information for parents who suspect their child might be on the Autism Spectrum and were very pleased with what we found.Helpguide.org was launched in 1999, shortly after a married couple lost their daughter. They felt that their daughter could have still been alive if there was reliable information available.  They started this organization in order to help other families who struggle

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Review of Autism-blog for families–communicating with the ASD community

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Review by Stephanie Chesney, Special Educator and Hunter College Graduate Student

Autism-blog.com is an online support group for those who have family members or friends that have Autism. The website is easy to navigate through and has many aspects. First off, anyone can create their own blog and members are able to read blogs that are posted by others easily.  There is a free membership required if you choose to create a blog yourself. I believe this is an excellent tool because it allows people to share their experiences with one another. This provides the kind of support family members

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Review of ASD Dad Website–excellent parent resource

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Review by Jennifer Covelli, Special Educator & Hunter College Graduate Student

This site, authored by the father of a young child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, is more than just another blog. ASD Dad writes with the candid tone of a journalist and spares no details of his journey with his 3-year old son and their family, all the while maintaining a sense of hopefulness and pure adoration for his children. The site is organized in a standard blog format, with updates at least 2-3 times a week. It includes an “About Me” section with a very short but touching …

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