Helpful Websites For Parents And Caregivers

Accredited Online Colleges
This site is a database of every online college education program offered by an accredited college in the United States. The database is a thorough list of institutions and degree programs, with in-depth information including the specific accreditations of each institution.
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities is network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.
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AutismCares
A growing number of national autism organizations partnered to form AutismCares, a national initiative to help families with members who have autism that are challenged with disasters in their community. AutismCares registers families through a free online service to help manage and store their health care records and ensure that trained case managers are able to locate them more effectively in case disaster strikes their community.
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Autism Family Online
This site is for parents, family members, educators, Speech Pathologists, therapists and others who work to support the learning and living needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning challenges.
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Autism Inspiration
An on-line resource for parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum behaviors. This website is dedicated to providing you with a variety of resources including lesson plans, games, group activities, sensory integration ideas, forums, and other valuable tools and information to help teach children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), Sensory Integration Disorder, and other related behaviors
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Autism Source
Autism Society of America’s Autism Source is a database of resources in local communities. It includes contact information for ASA chapters and other local supports.
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Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education
AWAARE: Working to prevent wandering incidents and deaths within the autism community.
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Autistic Weighted Vest
Children with autism and ADHD may get anxiety relief from a new weighted vest developed by NYKNYC.
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The Caregiver Space
A space for caregivers of all facets to share their experiences and gain useful information and support. The website offers a way to connect with other caregivers, organizations, and access to different resources.
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Child Autism Parent Cafe
This site provides helpful tip and information for daily living with autism.
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Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent’s Guide

This link provides helpful information for parents and caregivers, with many links to find answers you need.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
This is a helpful website with Apps for kids on the Autism Spectrum.
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Edudemic 
Most colleges and universities are incorporating online degree programs as that is the growing trend that seems to cater best to today’s “modern day” student. This site discusses online colleges and programs and the truth behind the often touted selling point of “affordability.”
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Exceptional Parent
This site has numerous articles related to special needs children, adolescents, and adults.
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Financial Aid for Disabled Students
This is a financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. It has a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. 
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Financial Resource for Families – FirstHand Foundation
This is a resource for families with uncovered medical needs for their children. Families can apply for individual financial assistance if they meet the Foundation’s eligibility criteria.
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Gluten Fee/Casein Free Diet
This site was made by a parent who put all the information they have for a gluten free/casein free diet.
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Healthy Lifestyle – Understanding Autism
This site discusses Treatment And Therapies For Autism, Understanding Autism, Challenges Of Raising An Autistic Child, Treating Autism With Gluten and Casein Free Diet, How To Help Your Autistic Child To Get A Good Night’s Sleep, and Autism And Your Child In School.
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Interacting with Autism – A Video Based Resource
The site presents the most current, evidence-based treatment information to parents, educators, health care workers, and those on the spectrum. The 30 full screen videos examine a range of topics, including causes, diagnosis, treatment, education and advocacy and present a variety of perspectives from people on the spectrum, parents, and leading researchers and therapists in the field. It welcomes comments and discussion, and allows for users to post videos.
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Life Journey Through Autism Series from the Organization for Autism Research
OAR has published five Life Journey guidebooks and The Best of The OARacle to date. You can read their descriptions, preview each online, or download copies at no cost.
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Nebraska Advocacy Services
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc. (NAS), The Center for Disability Rights, Law and Advocacy, is a private, non-profit organization designated by the Governor to protect and advocate for the rights of Nebraskans with significant physical or mental disabilities.
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The Nebraska Respite Network
The Nebraska Respite Network consists of six sites that collect information and coordinate respite resources statewide.
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Oasis at MAAP – Asperger Syndrome
The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
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O’Hana Kids
O’Hana Kids provides activities, events and information for kids with special needs and their families. It covers the entire state of Nebraska and is in touch with over 100 therapy centers, daycares, preschools, Educational Service Units and much more. Visit the website to see activities and events and to sign up for the newsletter!
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Operation Autism for Military Families
Operation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. It is from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.
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Parenting and Stress: Developing Your Own Coping Strategies 
Raising a child can be one of the most stressful things we do, but there are several strategies that can help you cope. Building support systems, establishing routines, and making use of professional counseling can all help.
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Retrieving Freedom, Inc.
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs for children with autism. They breed and train retrievers with the specific traits needed for the duty of being an assistance dog, such as tracking, tethering, comforting, and empowerment through play.
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Stages Learning Materials
This site has many resources including articles, a blog, speech language materials for purchase, and a recently developed app that helps to build early language skills using ABA strategies in children with autism.
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Technical Assistance Project
The Technical Assistance Project is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The project reduces barriers and increases access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for people with disabilities of all ages.
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Visual Supports Tool Kit
Autism Speaks Launches “Visual Supports” Tool Kit which provides Valuable Instruction to Parents and Providers to Improve Daily Communication When Your Child with Autism Has Limited Verbal Skills. It was prepared by the Vanderbilt Autism Treatment Network site at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) with support from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee. For more information go to this website for guide and tool kit.