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We are an Army family! Miles was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6 and he is now 15 years old. Marley is Miles' Autism Service Dog and his best friend. This dynamic duo has been together for 5 years and look forward to many more adventures! 

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgement.  
                                                       2 Timothy 1:7

2.19.2013

Autism Resources

Dear friends, if God loved us in this way,
we also must love one another.
No one has ever seen God.
If we love one another, 
God remains in us and His love is perfected in us. 
                                                           1 John 4:11-12


Our journey through Autism has not been an easy one but these resources helped us learn more about Autism which gave us the knowledge we needed to help Miles. 

Today there are many websites and books available for parents to access. Our prayer is that these lists will prove helpful to you as a guide in your quest to help your child. 


Click on any of the underlined names and you will be taken directly to that page!


AUTISM & GRANT WEBSITES:
The websites listed provide information on local services available in your area, support group meetings,  grants that will pay for different treatments and diets. 

  1. Autism Research Institute 
  2. Autism Speaks  
  3. Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) 
  4. Generation Rescue  
  5. HollyRod
  6. Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism  
  7. Heal
  8. Autism Cares  
  9. Autism Escapes   
  10. Disabled Children’s Relief Fund  
  11. First Hand Foundation   
  12. Helping Hand Program: National Autism Association   
  13. Act Today
  14. United Healthcare Children’s Foundation   
  15. Autism Society



WEBSITES:
These are websites have been useful in our journey. They have information concerning Therapies, Doctors, Diets, Vitamins, Education, etc. 
          
 7. Wrights Law - Special Education Advocacy 


MAGAZINES:
These provide coupons, information and recipes for the Gluten Free Diet. 

 1. Gluten Free Living
 2. Delight Gluten Free
 3. Simply Gluten Free
 4. Living Without


SPECIAL DIETS:
Thankfully there are plenty of books & websites which provide wonderful recipes no matter the diet. 

 1Against All Grain
 4. Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall
 5. Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad
 6. The Kid Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook by Pamela J. Compart
 7. Healing Autism in The Kitchen by Dr. Annette Cartaxo

BOOKS:

There are plenty of books out covering the topic of Autism. You can purchase these books online or through your local bookstore. 

 1. Healing and Preventing Autism - A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy

 2. Facing Autism by Lynn M Hamilton 
 3. Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome by Emily L Burrows
 4. Recovering Autistic Children by Stephen M Edelson  
 5. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Asperger’s Syndrome by                        William Stillman
 6. Finding Your Child’s way on the Autism Spectrum by Dr. Laura Hendrickson
 7. Autism Life Skills by Chantal Sicile-Kira
 8. Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Smith Myles
 9. Homeschooling the Child with Autism by Patricia Schetter
10. When Your Child has Asperger’s Syndrome by William Stillman
11. Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Atwood


CHRISTIAN BOOKS:
More faith based books about Autism are becoming available to help guide you along this journey.  

 1. Finding God in Autism by Kathy Medina

 2. Finding Glory in the Thorns by Larry & Lisa Jamieson
 3. Autism & Alleluias by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc
 4. Autism’s Hidden Blessings by Kelly Langston
 5. Forever and Always by Jeff & Erin Miller
 6. Autism and Your Church by Barbara J. Newman




BOOKS BY MOMS
These books help you better understand the issues facing parents in their battle against Autism. 

 1. Louder Than Words by Jenny McCarthy

 2. Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy
 3. A Thorn in my Pocket by Eustacia Cutler
 4. Autism - Believe in the Future by Ann Millan


BOOKS BY INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
These books give a glimpse into life through the eyes of individuals living with Autism. 

 1. Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin

 2. The Way I See It by Temple Grandin
 3. Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome by Luke Jackson
 4. The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide by J.D. Kraus
 5. Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
 6. Be Different by John Elder Robison
 7. Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything by Kenneth Hall


BOOKS ON ANIMAL ASSISTANCE
There are not many books available concerning Autism and Animal Assistance but these are a few that provided a look at how animals can help children. 

 1. Animal Assisted Interventions by Merope Pavlides

 2. Love Heels by Patricia Dibsie
 3. The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson
 4. A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner
 5. Dog Heroes: Medical Detective Dogs by Frances E Ruffin
 6. Dog Heroes: Service Dogs by Linda Tagliaferro


SOCIAL TEACHING MATERIAL
We have really enjoyed using the workbooks and activities listed below to help Miles learn and better understand social situations.

1. Socially Curious and Curiously Social by Michelle Garcia Winner

 2. What Did You Say? What Did You Mean? by Jude Welton
 3. An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
 4. Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others by Barbara Cooper
 5. Think Social by Michelle Garcia Winner
 6. The Social Skills Picture Book by Jed Baker
 7. Superflex by Michelle Garcia Winner
 8. You are a Social Detective! by Michelle Garcia Winner
 9. The Out of Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz

       
AUTISM BOOKS FOR KIDS
We read through these books with Miles to help him better understand Autism and Service Dogs. 

 1. Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? by Jude Welton

 2. My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop
 3. The Chameleon Kid by Elaine Marie Larson
 4. Squirmy Wormy by Lynda Farrington Wilson
 5. Since We’re Friends by Celeste Shally
 6. Different Like Me by Jennifer Elder
 7. I am Utterly Unique by Elaine Marie Larson
 8. Dog Heroes: Medical Detective Dogs by Frances E Ruffin
 9. Dog Heroes: Service Dogs by Linda Tagliaferro
10. What’s up with Ben? by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair


MOVIES:  Temple Grandin an HBO original movie
               The Horse Boy - A Documentary


BOOKS FOR SIBLINGS:
 1. Ian’s Walk by Laurie Lears
 2. My Brother is Different by Barbara Morvay
 3. Sibling Stories by Lynne Stern Feiges
 4. Sometimes my Brother...by Angie Healy
 5. Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro
 6. Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes by Eve Band PHD
 7. Waiting for Benjamin by Alexandra Jessup Altman
 8. How to be a Sister by Elleen Garvin
 9. My Sister by Mary Cassette
10. Playing by the Rules by Dena Fox Luchsinger
11. All About my Brother by Sarah Peralta
12. Everybody is Different - by Fiona Bleach
13. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
14. Understanding Sam by Clarabelle Van Niekerk
15. Andy and His Yellow Frisbee by Mary Thompson
16. Views From our Shoes by Don Meyer

GAMES:
Miles has used these items to help with memory and higher thinking, it helps make the "learning" process a little more fun. 

 1. Apples to Apples Junior
 2. Pass the Bomb Junior
 3. Rush Hour (also a downloadable game for tablets/smartphones)
 4. The Original Dinner Games


If you have read or discovered other resources, please let us know which ones proved beneficial to you and your family!

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