Resources and Links
There are many great organizations and websites that provide information, articles, videos, and materials for parents of children with special needs (and talents!), professionals, and the larger community.
Below, we have listed the links to some of the organizations and websites that we at Camp Altitude turn to for information, as well as some that our families have recommended. Camp Altitude does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the opinions expressed on these websites. We have simply found them helpful and wanted to share them with you!
The main website for information about Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, materials, and conferences.
Lives in the Balance
Website for a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Ross Greene that provides free, online articles, videos, radio broadcasts, and more – focused upon his Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach.
Social Stories, a method made popular by Carol Gray, are a way of sharing accurate social information about relevant social cues, perspectives and common responses in particular situations. Ms. Gray is also known for developing Comic Strip Conversation – which uses drawing, writing, and talking to better understand and address feelings and behaviors in challenging situations.
General Special Needs Sites
One Place for Special Needs
A comprehensive special needs community with articles, videos, product, event, and program listings.
P2P USA: Parent to Parent USA
Parent to Parent is a national organization, with local chapters, that assists parents with children with special needs to connect with others who share their experience. This is accomplished through matching parents seeking support with an experienced “support parent”, providing information, and trainings.
A calendar that includes special needs conferences and events across the USA that would be of interest to families and professionals.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ ADD) Resources
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National organization with a comprehensive website, support groups, and conferences for individuals affected by ADHD, their families, and professionals.
National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC)
National clearinghouse for evidence-based articles and information about ADHD.
A website and magazine for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Includes articles, downloads, and local resources.
Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism Resources
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA)
Organization that provides support and information through a comprehensive website, support groups, and conferences – based in New York.
Autism, Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development (AASCEND)
A coalition based in California that aims to unite families, friends, and professionals to provide support, education, networking, and development.
Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)
An organization that has a comprehensive website and provides information, education, community, support, and advocacy for people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism profiles.
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN)
Organization that has a comprehensive website and provides education, support, and advocacy for families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities – based in New Jersey.
The Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (ASCEND)
An organization that aims to create a community of people who are concerned and focused upon the ways that Asperger Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders affect children, adults, and families.
The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
A partnership that aims to improve the lives of teens and adults on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer supports, education, and advocacy. Comprehensive website with articles, radio clips, and videos.
Autism After 16
Website focused on adults with autism, making the transition to adulthood, and all aspects of living a happy and productive life. Includes many articles, essays, columns, and videos to develop life skills.
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS @MAAP)
Provides listing of comprehensive resources for individuals, families, and professionals who deal with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and PDD-NOS.
Resources for Learning Differences
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Organization that connects individuals with learning disabilities and their families and friends, with resources, guidance and support, to promote effective advocacy, and provides tools and resources for professional development to educators.
Comprehensive website focused on learning disabilities and ADHD with articles and information about resources for families, teachers, and professionals.
NLD on the Web!
Website that provides a variety of articles to better understand the concept of nonverbal learning disabilities, their impact, and advocacy.
2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
A newsletter, articles, and information for parents, educators, and other professionals created to help children who are considered twice exceptional – both because of their strengths and challenges – to reach their potential.