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Some of the informative sites that can be followed regarding the issues related to Autism are as mentioned below. These are some of the great resources created by people giving out maximum output about autism. These resources are at our page for information purpose only, none of these pages are created by Learning Skills Academy.

AFIRM Modules

Structured Play Groups :
Structured play groups are defined play routines that include peers and an adult facilitator supporting the learner with ASD’s performance.

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention :
Instruction/intervention where technology is the central feature supporting acquisition of a goal.

Each AFIRM module provides:

  • Key components of an EBP including the various approaches that can be used with learners
    with ASD
  • Behaviors and skills that can be addressed using the practice
  • A step-by-step process for applying the practice
  • Specific resources that you can download and customize for your own use
  • An option to earn a free certificate for professional development

AFIRM Modules can be found here


2. Child’s Play Therapy

Child’s Play therapists recognize the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork in creating a holistic therapy plan. We encourage active cooperation and respectful communication between the complementary disciplines of:

  • Speech and Language Pathologists or Therapists (SLP/SLT),

  • Occupational Therapists (OT),

  • Physical Therapists (PT),

  • Special Educators (SPED),

  • Special Needs Assistants (SNAs),

  • Early Years Educators

  • Psychologists,

  • General Practitioners (GPs),

  • Dietitians,

  • Geneticists 

More information can be found about the program here


3. Organisation for Autism Research

We strive to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines our goals and program objectives and shapes our budget.

In addition to funding research, our mission includes the requirements to:

  • Disseminate new and useful information to as many members of the autism community as possible, and
  • Direct all research and programs initiatives toward enhancing the quality of life for individuals with autism.

OAR was founded in December 2001 by seven individuals whose lives and families had been directly impacted by autism. They shared a common vision and set out on a singular mission – to apply science to answer the daily questions and challenges that autism presents to individuals with autism, their families, teachers, and caregivers.

There are many organizations dedicated to autism. What distinguishes us from other organizations is our singular focus on applied research and the quality and practical value of its resource materials.

You can find more about the organisation here

4. Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
You can find more about the page here

5. Research Autism

This website is owned and run by the Research Autism information service which is a department within the National Autistic Society.

It was previously owned and run by the charity Research Autism, which is the only UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism. This website is aimed at anyone with an interest in autism, including people on the autism spectrum, parents and carers, service providers and policy makers. Because autism covers such a wide spectrum of conditions, and because each person on that spectrum is different from every other person on the spectrum, it is likely that some parts of this site will be more relevant to you than other parts of the site. This site has been designed to provide you with information about the work of Research Autism and about interventions used to help people on the autism spectrum. It has also been designed to act as a gateway to some of the other resources on autism, both here in the UK and overseas.

You can find more about the resource here


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