National and Community Resources
AUTISM RESOURCE MOM, INC.Local
Autism Resource Mom is a nonprofit organization that provides support, guidance & hope to families of children with autism.
• Social activities for individuals on the spectrum (all ages)
• Support & education for parents/caregivers
• One-on-one counseling for parents/families
• Guest speakers for any size group
• Autism consulting for public & private groups
• Problem-solving strategies for educators, health care providers, government agencies & more
New Vista SchoolLocal
New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of students with ASD in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community that prepare them for success in life. Students benefit from participation in clubs, Venture Crew scouting, drama, and career pathways STEM courses, with dual credit college courses for upper grades.
Autism Webinars from Children’s Hospital L.A. & University of Southern CA
You can access archived webinars presented by professional autism service providers on many topics by going to this website
Autism Glass ProjectNational
The Autism Glass Project seeks to provide a more immediate supplement to therapy by providing a mobile at-home therapeutic learning system, codesigned by children and families with autism, that can integrate seamlessly into their daily lives outside of the clinical setting.
Interested in participating?
We’re looking to recruit children who: ü are between the ages of 6-12 years old, ü have a clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ü and receive ABA therapy at least twice per week. Sounds like your child? Here are the next steps…
1. Let your agency know that you are interested in participating.
2. Visit autismglass.stanford.edu to sign up.
3. Complete the Autism Glass screening and eligibility questionnaire at autismglassrecruitment.stanford.edu.
4. Have questions? Email the Autism Glass team at autismglass.stanford.edu or call them at 650-497-9214!
CRESCENT HEALTH CLINIC, FREE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESLocal
Crescent Clinic Nonprofit offers FREE healthcare
WED & THURS – EVENING
FRI & SAT – DAYTIME Appointments ONLY.
Disability related counseling available Thursday evenings and Friday.
Parent group therapy will start on Thursday evenings in January. Appt or more info at 714-399-4572 or SharonMFTintern@gmail.com
SESSIONS ARE PROVIDED BY MFT INTERNS.
Social Participation Research StudyLocal, National A research study on 3-year olds with developmental delays by Chana Hiranaka, OTR/L. Parents fill out three surveys either by mail or by phone. After completing the surveys, parents receive a $50 gift card. Parents can be either English or Spanish speaking to participate, and their children must be 3 years old with a developmental delay. The study has IRB approval through Rocky Mountain University. Interested parents can call 818-645-7074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Autism Diagnosis for AdultsThis article describes the emerging needs to help adults find resources for autism diagnosis. It cites several resources and references to articles about recent findings on this topic.
Modified Checklist for Autism in ToddlersNational The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F; Robins, Fein, & Barton, 2009) is a 2-stage parent-report screening tool to assess risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The M-CHAT-R/F is an autism screening tool designed to identify children 16 to 30 months of age who should receive a more thorough assessment for possible early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delay. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children receive autism-specific screening at 18 and 24 months of age, in addition to broad developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 months. The M-CHAT-R/F, one of the AAP recommended tools, can be administered at these well-child visits. If you and your physician agree that further screening is needed, you can request a free developmental assessment through your State Department of Health. We provide the contact information for your state’s local Early Intervention coordinator on your child’s M-CHAT-R/F report. Early Intervention sites offer further evaluations of your child free-of-charge. These developmental assessments often vary from county to county and may involve a physical exam, a cognitive exam, a hearing assessment, and a speech assessment. In addition to these important components of a thorough evaluation, you may also consider genetic testing and/or specialized assessments provided by a medical geneticist, a clinical psychologist, a developmental pediatrician, a pediatric psychiatrist, or a pediatric neurologist.
California Psychcare is a leading provider of behavioral services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities. Utilizing scientifically proven, highly effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures, our services are delivered by credentialed behavioral health professionals in homes and schools. California Psychcare has been in operation since 1997 with over 22 offices located in central and southern California. Our comprehensive services include Diagnostic Screening and Assessments by our licensed professionals, Early Intervention Services, Social Skills Training, Adaptive Skills, Behavior Respite Services, Community Integration, and Parent Training. Our services are designed to meet the individual patient’s needs and address socially significant behaviors. Please visit our website www.calpsychcare.com or call 1-888-320-1272.
Behavioral Health Works- Evaluation and Diagnostic ClinicLocal
BHW’s Evaluation and Diagnostic clinic is led by a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the home and community settings. Our approach views an accurate diagnosis of autism as the first step to effective intervention and treatment.