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Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL)
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) is an international network of clinicians, educators, researchers and parents working to identify innovative approaches to the identification, treatment and education of children with developmental, communication and learning disorders. This professional body provides lectures and training in the DIR approach and has a list of professionals who are a part of this network.
The SPD Foundation
The SPD Foundation: Formerly the KID foundation focuses on research, education and advocacy related to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The SPD foundation was founded by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, in 1978 to help these children and their families.
First Signs is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). Provides information, education and other services through partnerships with people with autism spectrum disorders, their families and communities.
Lifestart – Helping special kids. An early childhood intervention program for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, delays in development, or at risk of delay. Based in Sydney, Lifestart is a parent co-operative providing a family-centred approach to the needs of children with disabilities and their families. It is based on the concept of partnerships between parents and professionals.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three – Is a 30 year old national non-profit multidisciplinary organization that aims to inform, educate and support adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers. They work to provide professionals with accurate information and research, provide parents with accurate information with regards to programs available and work to influence government policies, in the United States.
Lives in the Balance
Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the empirically supported Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach and New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings.
Girls & Women & Autism: What's the difference? video with Sarah Hendrickx
This is a great talk by Sarah Hendrickx with lots of information on how things look differently on girls who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is valuable viewing for any parent of a girl on the Autistic Spectrum seeking information on this complex subject.