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Recommended Book Resources For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yale Autism Resource Program 2010

General Resources for Social Skills Instruction – School Age

Baron-Cohen, S. & Howlin, P. (1999). Teaching children with autism to mind-read: A practical guide for teachers and parents. New York: Wiley.
Begun, R. (1995). Ready-to-use social skills lessons & activities for grades prek-k. Champaign, IL: Research Press Publishers.
Charlop-Christy M, Le, L & Freeman, K. A comparison of video modeling with in vivo modeling for teaching children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2000; 30:554-552.
Duke, M., Martin, E., & Nowicki, S. (1996). Teaching your child the language of social success.
Elias, M. & Tobias, S. (1999). Social problem solving: Interventions in the schools. Guilford School Practitioners Series.
Gray, C. (2000). The new social story book. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons (800-489-0727).
Goldstein, H. (2002). Promoting social communication: Children with developmental disabilities from birth to adolescence. Paul Brookes Publishing (1-800-638-3775).
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Guiding Eyes for the Blind has introduced a program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism. 611 Granite Springs Rd Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 1 (800) 942-0149 (914) 245-4024 (914) 245-1609 (fax)
Knapczyk, D., & Rodes, P. (1996). Teaching social competence: A practical approach for improving social skills in students at risk.
McConnell, N., & LoGiudice, C. (1998). That’s life! Social language.
McGann, W. & Werven, G. (2001). Social communication skills for children. Vero Beach, FL: The Speech Bin. Resource List 2 01/26/10
Michelle, L. (2000). How kids make friends: Secrets for making lots of friends, no matter how shy you are. Evanston, IL: Freedom Publishing Co.
Siperstein, G., and Richards, E., (2004). Promoting social success. A curriculum for children with special needs. Paul Brookes Publishing. (1-800-638-3775).
Myles, B., Trautman, M., & Schelvan, R. (2004). The hidden curriculum: Practical solutions for understanding unstated rules in social situations. Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Wiig, E., et. al. S-Maps: Rubrics for curriculum-based assessment and intervention. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications. (1-800-277-8737).
Winner, M.G. (2002). Thinking about you, thinking about me: Philosophy and strategies to further develop perspective taking and communicative abilities for students with social cognitive deficits.

Communication Skills for Young Children & Toddlers

Apel, K. & Masterson, J. (2001). Beyond baby talk: From sounds to sentences- A
parent’s complete guide to language development. Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing.
Bondy, A. & Frost, L. (2002). A Picture’s worth: PECS and other visual communication
strategies in autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
Hodgdon, L. (2001). Visual strategies for improving communication: Practical supports for school and home. Troy, Michigan: QuirkRoberts Publishing. (1-248-879-2598).
Pepper, J. & Weitzman, E. (2004). It takes two to talk. A practical guide for parents of
children with language delay. Toronto, Ontario: The Hanen Centre.
Quill, K. (2000). Do watch listen say: Social and communication intervention for children with autism. Paul Brookes Publishing. (800-638-3775.

General Communication Skills – School Age

Caillou (television program)
Special Agent Oso (television program)
Baker, J. (2001). The social skills picture book: Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with Autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc. Resource List 3 01/26/10
Beilinson, J.S. & Olswang, L.B. (2003). Facilitating peer-group entry in kindergartners with impairments in social communication. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 34,154.
Boardmaker (Version 5.0) [Computer software]. Solana Beach, CA: Mayer-Johnson, Inc.
Phone: 800-588-4548
Bornstein, H., Saulnier, K., & Hamilton, L. (1983). The comprehensive Signed English dictionary. Washington, DC: Gallaudet College Press.
Brinton, B., et al. (2004). Description of a program for social language intervention: “If you can have a conversation, you can have a relationship.” Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 35, 283-290.
Duke, M., Nowicki, S., & Martin, E. (1996). Teaching your child the language of social success. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Freeman, S. (1996). Teach Me Language: A language manual for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related developmental disorders. Langley, B.C.: SKF Books.
Gray, C. (1994). Comic strip conversations and social stories. Arlington, TX: Future Education Resources.
Phone: 616-954-9747
Gray, C. (1994). The original social story book. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
Phone: 616-954-9747
Gray, C. (1995). Comic-strip conversations. Arlington, TX; Future Horizons.
Hamersky, J. Cartoon cut-ups: Teaching figurative language and humor. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications. (1-800-277-8737).
Hodgdon, L. (1995). Visual strategies for improving communication: Practical supports for school and home. Troy, MI: QuirkRoberts Publishing.
Phone: 248-879-2598
Hodgdon, L. (1999). Solving behavior problems in autism. Troy, MI: QuirkRoberts Publishing.
Hoskins, B. Conversations: A framework for language intervention. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications. (1-800-277-8737).
Inspiration [Computer software]
Inspiration Software, Inc.
7412 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy Resource List 4 01/26/10
Suite 102
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: 800-877-4292
Kid Pix Deluxe 3 (2003) [Computer software]
Riverdeep Interactive Learning
399 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 888-242-6747
Leaf, R. & McEachin. (1999). A work in progress: Behavior management strategies for intensive behavioral treatment of autism. New York, NY: DRL Books, L.L.C.
Phone: 800-853-1057
Maurice, C. (1996). Behavioral intervention for young children with autism: A manual for parents and professionals. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
Microsoft PowerPoint [Computer software]
2003 Microsoft Corporation
Myles, B., Trautman, M., Schelvan, R. (2004). The hidden curriculum: Practical solutions for understanding unstated rules in social situations. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Nelson, N., et. al. (2004). The writing lab approach to language assessment and intervention. Paul Brookes Publishing. (1-800-638-3775).
Paul, R. (2006). Language disorders from infancy through adolescence. Assessment and intervention, 3rd edition. Mosby, Inc. (800-325-4177).
Picture Exchange Communication System
Pyramid Educational Consultants
226 West Park Place, Suite 1
Newark, DC 19711
Phone: 888-732-7462
Quill, K. (1995). Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, Inc.
Quill, K. (2000). Do watch listen say: Social and communication intervention. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Phone: 800-638-3775
Reese, P.B. & Challenner, N.C. (1999). Autism and PDD: Primary social skills lessons. East Moline, IL: Linguisystems, Inc. Resource List 5 01/26/10
Phone: 800-776-4332
Spector, C. Saying one thing, meaning another. Activities for clarifying ambiguous language. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications. (1-800-277-8737).
Story Book Weaver [Computer software]
The Learning Company Publisher of Storybook Weaver Deluxe, 2004
Sussman, F. (1999). More than words: Helping parents promote communication and social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. Toronto, Canada: The Hanen Centre.
Phone: 416-921-1073
Winner, M. (2002). Thinking about you, thinking about me: Philosophy and strategies to further develop perspective taking and communicative abilities for persons with social cognitive deficits. San Jose, CA: Michelle G. Winner, SLP.
Phone: 408-557-8595
Wolfberg, Pamela J. (2003). Peer play and the autism spectrum: The art of guiding children’s socialization and imagination: Integrated play group field manual. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company (AAPC).

Asperger’s Syndrome

Bashe, P., Kirby, B., Baron-Cohen, S. & Attwood, T. (2005). The OASIS guide to Asperger syndrome: Completely revised and updated: Advice, support, insight, and inspiration. New York: Crown Publishers.
Bolick, T. (2001). Asperger syndrome and adolescence: Helping preteens and teens get ready for the real world. Gloucester, MA: Fair Winds Press.
Jackson, L. & Atwood, T. (2002). Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome: A user guide to adolescence. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Klin, A., Volkmar, F. & Sparrow, S. (2000). Asperger syndrome. New York: Guilford Press. Resource List 6 01/26/10
Meyer, R.G. (2001). Asperger syndrome workbook: An employment workbook for adults with Asperger syndrome. London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Myles, B. & Southwick, J. (2005). Asperger syndrome and difficult moments: Practical solutions for tantrums, rage and meltdowns. Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Powers, M. (2002). Asperger syndrome and your child. NY: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
VIDEO (Parent, Sibling, Peers, Self): The boy inside. Kaplan, M. (2006). Moving Images Distribution, Vancouver, BC., 800-684-3014.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Catalano, R. (1998). When autism strikes. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Adaptive Functioning & Daily Living Skills

Durand, M. (1998). Sleep better! A guide to improving sleep for children with
special needs. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Special Education 2007. Puberty education for students with special needs. Marshmedia. (800-821-3303).
Wheeler, M. (2004). Toilet training for individuals with autism and related
disorders: A comprehensive guide for parents and teachers. Arlington, TX:
Future Horizons. Internet:
Wrobel, M. (2003). Taking care of myself: A hygiene, puberty and personal curriculum for young people with autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Behavioral & Emotional Issues

Coloroso, B. (1995). Kids are worth it! Giving your child the gift of inner discipline. Harper Collins Publishers.
Fried, S. & Fried, P. (1996). Bullies & victims: Helping your child survive the schoolyard battlefield.
Greene, R. (2001). The explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Resource List 7 01/26/10
Harris, S. & Weiss, M. (1998). Right from the start: Behavioral intervention for young children with autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Bethesda,
MD: Woodbine House.
Hodgdon, L. (2003). Solving behavior problems in autism:
Improving communication with visual strategies. Troy, MI: QuirkRoberts Publishing. (248-879-2598).
Krantz, P. & McClannahan, L. (1999). Activity schedules for children with
autism: Teaching independent behavior. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
McNamara, B. & McNamare, F. (1997). Keys to dealing with bullies. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
Shure, M., Digeronimo, T., & Sheldon, A. (1996). Raising a thinking child: Help your young child to resolve everyday conflicts and get along with others: The ‘I can problem solve” program. New York, NY: Henry Hott & Co., Inc.

Issues Related to Adolescents & Young Adults

Baker, J. (2005). Preparing for life: The complete guide for transitioning to adulthood for those with autism and asperger’s syndrome. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.
Coulter, D. & Gerhardt, P. (2001). Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work. DVD.
Goldstein, A. & McGinnis, E. (1997). Skillstreaming the adolescent: Student manual. Revised Edition. Champaign, IL: Research Press Publishers.
Grandin, T & Duffy, K. (2004). Developing talents: Careers for Individuals with asperger’s syndreome and high-functioning autism. Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Harpur, J. & Fitzgerald, M.L. (2004). Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Howlin, P. (2004). Autism and asperger syndrome: Preparing for adulthood, second edition. Routledge: London and New York.
Jamieson, J. & Jamieson, C. (2006). Managing Asperger Syndrome at College and University. London: David Fulton Publishers Ltd.
Johnston-Tyler, J. (2009). Preparing Your Neurodiverse Student for College. DVD.
Mayo, P. & Waldo, P. Scripting social communication for adolescents. Greenville, SC: Super Duper Publications. (1-800-277-8737).
McGinnis, E. & Goldstein, A.P. (1997). Skill Streaming the Adolescent: New Strategies Resource List 8 01/26/10
and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills. Champaign, IL: Research Press.
Palmer, A. (2005). Realizing the Ceollege Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Educational Resources

Handleman, J. & Harris, S. (2001). Preschool education programs for
Children with Autism. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.
National Research Council. (2001). Educating children with autism. Committee on
Educational Interventions for Children with Autism. Division of Behavioral and
Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Myles, B. & Adreon, D. (2001). Asperger syndrome and adolescence: Practical solutions for school success. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.

Parent Resources

Addison, A. (2005). Unfolding the tent: advocating for your one-of-a-kind child. Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Attwood, T. (1998). Asperger’s syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Bashe, P. & Kirby, B. (2001). The OASIS guide to Asperger syndrome. New York: Crown Publishers.
Braaten, E. & Felopulos, G. (2004). Straight talk about psychological testing for kids. New York, NY: Guildford Press,
Doyle, B. T., & Iland, E. D. (2004). Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z: Assessment, diagnosis…& more! Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
Doyle, B. T., & Iland, E. D. (2005). Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z: Toda le informaciĆ³n que quiere. Saugus, CA: Emily Iland, Inc.
Exkorn, K. (2005). The autism sourcebook: Everything you need to know about diagnosis, treatment, coping, and healing.
Fouse, B. (1999). Creating a win-win IEP for students with autism: A how-to manual for parents and educators. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
Firestone, B. (2007). Autism heroes. Portraits of families meeting the challenge. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Resource List 9 01/26/10
Jacobson, J., Foxx, R. & Mulick, J. (2004). Controversial therapies for developmental disabilities: Fad, fashion, and science in professional practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., & McPartland, J. (2002). A parent's guide to Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism: How to meet the challenges and help your child thrive. New York: Guilford Press.
Powers, M. (2000). Children with autism: A parent’s guide. Bethesda, MD:
Woodbine House.
Wing, L. (2001). The Autistic Spectrum: A parent’s guide to understanding and helping your child. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press.
Wright, P., & Wright, P. (2006). Wrightslaw: From emotions to advocacy, 2nd edition. The special education survival guide. Hartfield, VA: Harbor House Law Press, Inc.
Wright, P., & Wright, P. (2007). Wrightslaw: Special education law, 2nd edition. Hartfield, VA: Harbor House Law Press, Inc.

Self/Sibling Resources

Amenta, C.A. (1992). Russell is extra special. A book about autism for children. Washington, DC: Magination Press.
Elder, J. (2005). Different like me: My book of autism heroes. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (
Faherty, C. (2000). Asperger’s…..What does it mean to me? Future Horizons, Inc. (800-489-0727).
Hale, N. (2004). Oh brother! Growing up with a special needs sibling. Washington, DC: Magination Press.
Harris, S. (1994). Siblings of children with autism: a guide for families. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
Shore, S. (2003). Beyond the wall. Personal experience with autism and asperger syndrome. 2nd edition. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. Shawnee Mission, KS.
Shore, S. (2004). Ask and tell: Self-advocacy and disclosure for people on the autism spectrum. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. Shawnee Mission, KS.
Vermeulen, P. (2000). I am special: Introducing young people to their autistic spectrum disorder. Jessica Kingsley Publishers Resource List 10 01/26/10
VIDEO: Understanding brothers and sisters on the autism spectrum. 2007., 336-794-0298.
VIDEO: Understanding brothers and sisters with Asperger’s syndrome. 2007., 336-794-0298.
Willey, L. (1999). Pretending to be normal. Living with Asperger’s syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd.
Healthcare Batshaw, M. (2000). When your child has a disability: The complete sourcebook of daily and medical care, revised editition.
Legge, B. (2002). Can’t eat, won’t eat. Dietary difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. Phildelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Volkmar, F.R., & Wiesner, L.A. (2004). Healthcare for children on the autism
spectrum: A guide to medical, nutritional, and behavioral issues. Bethesda,
MD: Woodbine House.


Resources for NLD

Rourke, B.P. (1989). Nonverbal learning disabilities: The syndrome and the model. New York: Guilford Press.
Rubinstien, M. (2005). Raising NLD superstars. PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Stewart, K. (2002). Helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger's syndrome; A parent's guide. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Thompson, S. (1997). The source for nonverbal learning disorders.
Whitney, R.V. (2002). Bridging the gap; Raising a child with nonverbal learning disorder. New York: Penguin Putnum.


National Organizations

Asperger's Syndrome Education Network: A national non-profit organization headquartered in New Jersey that provides education and support to families and individuals affected with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders.
9 Aspen Circle
Edison, NJ 08820

Autism Science Foundation
The Autism Science Foundation's mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. ASF adheres to rigorous scientific standards. We believe that outstanding research is the greatest gift we can offer our families.

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
(301) 657-0881
(301) 657-0869 (fax)

At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Autism Speaks
2 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 252-8584

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) National Autism Organization. The mission of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is to develop and award grants to programs that benefit adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
P.O. Box 1149
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07451-1149
1 (877) 444-1149 (toll free)
(775) 243-9847 (fax)

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) is a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including autism, Apserger syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS).

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
A national network of state-based advocacy groups for families affected by Learning Disabilities. They have been very supportive of issues surrounding some of the learning difficulties common to children with severe social disability, such as those characterized by Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD).
Executive Director: Ms. Jean Peterson
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 341-1515
(412) 344-0224 (fax)

National Autism Center
The National Autism Center is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches and providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders. The Center is bringing nationally renowned experts together to establish national treatment standards, model best practices, and conduct applied research, serving as a vital source of information, training, and services.
41 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
(877) 313-3833
(781) 440-0401 (fax)

OASIS - Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
A national online support group and resource for parents, professionals, and individuals with Asperger Syndrome. Includes online support boards, chatrooms, as well as publications, resources, and other comprehensive information.
Contacts: Barbara Kirby and Patricia Romanowski Bashe

Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Fred Volkmar, M.D. & Ami Klin, Ph.D.
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 737-4337

Achieve Fluency
Co-Directors Danusia Pawska, BCaBA and Christine Cukar-Capizzi, BCaBA
Achieve Fluency is a private learning center and consulting service that serves children with significant language delays. Our program focuses on developing basic communication and language skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency (decoding), written expression, basic math skills, and reasoning/problem solving. Our highly effective teaching methods are based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis with special emphasis on fluency-based instruction. Each student's program is highly individualized and is closely measured to assure rapid progress in his or her areas of need. Our staff includes board certified associate behavior analysts and certified teachers who have extensive experience teaching children with autism and related disabilities applying principles from behavior analysis.
Greenwich, CT
(203) 698-0247

Birth to Three Program
Birth to Three is a State of Connecticut program that aims to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Children under the age of three who live in Connecticut are eligible for the Birth to Three System when they either: are experiencing a significant developmental delay, or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
1 (800) 505-7000
In the Southern Fairfield Region services for children on the spectrum are now consolidated through Rehab Associates:

728 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 341-0488
Fairfield Office
1931 Black Rock Tpk.
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 384-8681

Branches of Hope, Inc
A center for autism and related disorders offering comprehensive services and supports for children, families, schools and communities across settings.
Director: John C Burke, Ph.D. (
Clinical Director: Janie Dyment -Burke, M.A., M.S. (
335 Post Road West
Suite 102
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-3383

Center for Special Needs
Behavioral Treatment and Assessment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Michael Powers, Psy.D.
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 430-1762

Center for Speech and Learning
Providing speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.
801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515

Chapel Haven
Independent Living Skills for adults with Developmental Disabilities
(203) 397-1714

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct, Inc.
Offer developmental evaluations, support groups for parents of developmentally delayed/autistic children, and accept insurance
Cara E. Barbierri, Psy.D.
Coordinator of Developmental Evaluations and Group Psychotherapy Program
103 West Broad St
Stamford, Ct 06902
(203) 324-6127

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center
A non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 that hopes to provide for all parents and professionals the most recent information and research to help them understand the barriers and challenges people with autistic spectrum disorders face in everyday life by sponsoring professional development sessions for parents, school personnel, community providers and other professionals working with his population and by expanding support throughout the State of Connecticut, and to encourage the development of resources.
1978 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
(203) 248-5222

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC)
A statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. They can help you with: understanding special education laws, identifying your child's educational needs, communicating more effectively with professionals, and participating in the educational decision making process.
338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-3089 (V/TDD)
1 (800) 445-CPAC
Connect to Talk
Center and home based provider for speech and language services, occupational therapy, motor/sensory and behavioral difficulties and social skills training. ABA services including functional behavioral assessments, parent/caregiver training, school shadows, respite services, and IEP/PPT consultations.
6 Hollyhock Road
Wilton, CT
(203) 210-7124

1011 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
(203) 200-7256

Crystal Wood Stables Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy Program
A therapeutic intervention that involves a 20 to 30 minute treatment session given by an OT, PT, or SLP using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to work towards therapy goals and functional outcomes.
Durham, CT
(860) 349-2298
(860) 349-6843

Provides information and resources that enable parents to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches. 24 hour hotline, internet discussion list, web site.
P.O. Box 388
Ellington, CT 06029-0388
(860) 571-3888

Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3518

Eagle Hill (Learning Disabilities specialty school)
Greenwich, CT
(203) 622-9240

Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (FAVAN)
A support group for parents of children of the "high" end of the autism spectrum (AS, PDD-NOS, High-Functioning Autism). Meets once each month in Simsbury, CT.

FOCUS Alternative Learning Center
Specializes in working with kids ages 6-18 years old who are on the autistic spectrum, suffer from high anxiety, experience processing difficulties and who are otherwise as we like to say, "creatively wired and socially challenged."
126 Dowd Avenue P.O. Box 452
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-8809
(860) 693-0141 (fax)

Foundation School (school for special needs)
719 Derby-Milford Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 795-6075

Franklin Academy
Franklin Academy provides students with nonverbal learning differences the academic and social skills to become life-long learners, to pursue college and career goals, and to enjoy fulfilling lives. Located on a 25-acre campus, Franklin Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational boarding and day school that educates children with nonverbal learning disabilities in a safe and supportive environment. The Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty are committed to offering each student attending Franklin Academy a personalized curriculum designed to develop and enhance academic and social skills.
106 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 873-2700
(860) 873-8861

Friends of Autistic People
A parents' group in Fairfield, CT, dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of autistic adults and working toward services needed by autistic adults. Parents of autistic and PDD children of any age encouraged to join with no membership fees.
Brita Darany
974 North St.
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 661-8510

Greenwich Autism Program
Susan G. Izeman, Ph.D. BCBA, Director
132 East Putnam Ave
Cos Cob, CT 06807
(203) 629-1880 ext. 327

Laurie A. Lustiber, MS, CCC/SP
Speech-Language Pathologist
182 Meadows End Road
Monroe, CT 06468
(203) 261-6582

Maggie Casciato
PDD Parent Support Group Leader
Fairfield County, CT
(203) 261-7980

McCarton Center
The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and special needs. The McCarton Center was founded in 1998 by Cecelia McCarton, MD, a leading expert in developmental pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Based on its Integrated Education Model, the McCarton Center provides not only assessment and diagnoses, but also an individual development plan for each child. This may combine a variety of therapies including aspects of speech and language therapy, sensory integration therapy, socialization with peers, developmental play skills and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.

The McCarton Center
350 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 996-9019
Fax: (212) 996-9047

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
Patricia Carrin - NLDA President
507 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-5522
(860) 658-6688 (fax)

Rosalie Greenbaum, Ph.D.
Specializes in Pervasive Developmental Disorders, offering comprehensive evaluations
New Canaan, CT
(203) 972-6889

Barbara Greenspan
Occupational Therapy
(203) 858-8490
6 East Main Street
Westport, CT

Communication Clinic of Connecticut, LLC
Dr. Nancy Schwartz
The Communication Clinic of Connecticut services children with speech and language difficulties between the ages of one year and 21 years.  While the clinic is known for working with children on the Autistic Spectrum, we also specialize in working with children who have been diagnosed with Childhood Speech Apraxia.   In addition, we treat children who have been diagnosed with the following disabilities: Nonverbal Learning Disability, Receptive Language Disorder and/or Expressive Language Disorder, Semantic Language Disorder, and Down Syndrome.
(203) 544-9560

137 Ethan Allen Highway (Rte 7)
Suite 1
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Caley Schwartz
Psychologist at Yale, works well with spectrum disorder children.

Speech & Language Consultants, LLC
Center for Communication, Behavior, Sensory Development, Literacy, and Technology
Landria M. Seals, M.A., CCC-SLP Executive Director
258 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 604-0602 (fax)

Wendy D. Marans, M.S., CCC/SLP
Licensed Speech Pathologist
Communication Disorders Specialist
234 Church Street, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 789-0424
(203) 562-1675

Norwalk Hospital Development and Therapy Clinic
Norwalk Hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Center provides comprehensive, advanced pediatric developmental assessment and therapy treatment services all in one, family centered location. Created through a partnership with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics Program, the center offers specialized outpatient services to diagnose and treat children with developmental, behavioral and physical conditions. The Center also provides therapies, support services and educational programs in a child-friendly environment and under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric experts.
34 Maple Street • Norwalk, CT 06856
(866) NHB-Well

Yale Psychological Assessment Service
The Yale Child Study Center Psychological Assessment Service has a long history of providing a broad range of testing services to school-age children and youth throughout Connecticut. Common referrals include: IQ testing, giftedness testing, educational testing for learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing of executive functioning, memory, and attention, second opinions, and assessment of personality and behavioral functioning. We provide comprehensive evaluations for elementary, middle school and high school age children.
Yale Child Study Center
230 S. Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-6227
(203) 785-7400 (fax)