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“I can’t ever thank you enough for all you have done for Cole. You will be missed. Thank you for not just working with him but for loving him. Our time here will never be forgotten and you won’t be either."
- Traci, parent of child in group program


Parent, Service, or Advocacy Organizations:

  1. AbilityFirst
    www.abilityfirst.org

  2. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
    www.aacpdm.org

  3. Autism Society of America (ASA)
    www.autism-society.org

  4. Autism Speaks
    www.autismspeaks.org

  5. Department of Developmental Services
    www.dds.ca.gov/complaints
    (916) 654-1987

  6. For OC Kids
    www.forockids.org

  7. National Down’s Syndrome Society (ndss)
    www.ndss.org

  8. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
    www.rarediseases.org

  9. National Organization of Down’s Syndrome (NADS)
    www.nads.org

  10. Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC)
    www.rcocdd.com

  11. Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
    www.tacanow.com

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Internet Resources

  1. Apraxia
    www.apraxia.kids.org

  2. Cascade-Orthodics
    www.dafo.com

  3. Disability Resource Monthly (DRM) Guide to Disability Resources
    www.disabilityresources.org

  4. Games, Songs, & Resources for Special Needs
    www.do2learn.com

  5. Hanen Centre
    www.hanen.org

  6. Hip Helpers, Inc.
    www.hiphelpers.com

  7. Insurance Help for Autism
    www.insurancehelpforautism.com

  8. PROMPT Institute
    www.promptinstitute.com

  9. Special Needs Collection of Books on Disabilities
    www.woodbinehouse.com

  10. U.S. Department of Education
    www.ed.gov

  11. What is Autism?
    www.mayoclinic.com/health/autism/ds00348

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Professional Organizations:

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    www.asha.org

  2. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    www.apta.org

  3. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    www.aota.org

  4. National Board Certified Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
    www.nbcot.org

  5. California Association of Behavior Analysis (CalABA)
    www.calaba.org

  6. Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA International) www.abainternational.org

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“Your program was a distance to drive from my house but it was worth it.”
- K.T., child in individual speech


Special Needs Sports & Camps:

  1. AYSO Soccer “VIP”
    www.soccer.org
    1-800-USA-AYSO

  2. Little League Challenger Division
    www.littleleague.org

  3. Miracle League
    www.miracleleague.com

  4. KidsCamps
    www.kidscamps.com

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Relevant research showing evidence-based treatments used by ABA staff:

Bondy, A.S., & Frost, L.A. (1994). The picture exchange communication system. Focus on Autistic Behavior, 9, 1-19.

Bristol, M.M., & Schopler, E. (1989). The family in the treatment of autism. In American Psychiatric Association (Ed.), Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders; a task force report of the American Psychiatric Association. (pp. 249-293). Washington: APA.

Dawson, G., & Osterling, J. (1997). Early intervention in autism. In M. J. Guralnick (Ed.), The effectiveness of early intervention: Second generation research. (pp. 307-651). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

Koegel, L.K., Koegel, R.L., Shoshan, Y., & McNerney, E. (1999). Pivotal response intervention II: Preliminary long-term outcome data. Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 24, 186-198.

McGee, G.G., Almeida, M.C., Sulzer-Azaroff, B., & Feldman, R.S. (1992). Promoting reciprocal interactions via peer incidental teaching. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 117-126.

McEachin, J.J., Smith, T., and Lovaas, O.I. (1993). Long-term outcome for children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 97, 359-72.

Ozonoff, S., & Cathcart, K. (1998). Effectiveness of a home program intervention for young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 28(1), 25-32.

Rogers, S.J. (1998). Empirically supported comprehensive treatments for young children with autism. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 27(2), 168-179.

Rogers, S.J. (1999). An examination of the imitation deficit in autism. In J. Nadel & G. Butterworth (Eds.), Imitation in Infancy. (pp. 254-283). Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge Press.

Rogers, S.J. (1998). Neuropsychology of autism in young children and its implications for early intervention. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 4(2), 104-112.

Rogers, S.J., & Vismara, L. (2008). Evidence-based comprehensive treatments for early autism. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(1), 8-38.

Schreibman, L., & Pierce, K.L. (1993). Achieving Greater Generalization of Treatment Effects in Children with Autism: Pivotal Response Training and Self-Management. The Clinical Psychologist, 46(4), 184-191.

Schreibman, L., Stahmer, A.C., & Pierce, K.L. (1996). Alternative applications of pivotal response training: Teaching symbolic play and social interaction skills. In L.K. Koegel, R.L. Koegel, & G. Dunlap (Eds.), Positive behavioral support: Including people with difficult behavior in the community (pp. 353-371). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Sheinkopf, S.J., & Siegel, B. (1998). Home based behavioral treatment of young autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 28(1), 15-24.

Smith, C.M., Rogers, S.J., & Dawson, G. (2007). The Early Start Denver Model: A comprehensive early intervention approach for toddlers with autism. In J.S. Handleman & S.L. Harris (Eds). Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism. TX: Pro-ed.

Smith, T., Groen, A.D., & Wynn, J.W. (July 2000). Randomized trial of intensive early intervention for children with pervasive developmental disorder. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 105(4): 269-85.

Vaughn, B.J., Dunlap, G., Fox, L., Clarke, S., & Bucy, M. (1997). Parent-Professional Partnership in Behavioral Support: A Case Study of Community-Based Intervention. JASH, 22(4), 186-197.

Vismara, L.A., & Rogers, S.J. (2008). A new focus for parent education: Bridging the gap between diagnosis and intensive early intervention services. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 15, 60-66.

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Recommended books:

Harris, S.L., & Handleman, J.S. (1994). Preschool education programs for children with autism. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Harris, S.L., & Weiss, M.J. (1998). Right from the Start Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House Inc.

Koegel, R.L., & Koegel, L.K. (1999). Teaching children with autism. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

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Recommended journal articles & book chapters:

Baker, M.J., Koegel, R.L., & Koegel, L.K. (1998). Increasing the social behaviors of young children with autism using their obsessive behaviors. Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 23, 300-308.

Durand, V.M., Gernert-Dott, P., & Mapstone, E. (1996). Treatment of sleep disorders in children with developmental disabilities. The Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 21(3), 114-123.

Ozonoff, S., Macari, S., Young, G.S., Goldring, S., Thompson, M., & Rogers, S.J. Atypical object exploration at 12 months of age is associated with autism in a prospective sample. Autism: An International Journal, 12(5), 457-472.

Rogers, S.J., Young, G.S., Cook, I., Giolzetti, A., & Ozonoff, S. Deferred and immediate imitation in regressive and early onset autism. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(4), 449-457.

Vivanti, G., Nadig, A.,Young, G.S., Ozonoff, S., Rogers, S.J. What do children with autism attend to during imitation tasks? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 101(3), 186-205.

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