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Resources for Parents

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The Hidden Gifts Within Autism, Recovering More Than Only the Child

By Dorinda Luzardo, MS Ed., MLIS
Founder & Director of Angels Reach Foundation, Inc., Angels Reach Developmental Enrichment Center, Inc., and Angels Reach Academy

  • Available on Amazon.com in 2018
  • Pre-Reserve your copy here for 50% discount before public release

General Information

Apraxia-Kids

Official website for CASANA with training events, treatment options, resources for children with Apraxia.

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National Association for Gifted Children

Comprehensive resource page for understanding and nurturing gifted abilities in children.

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

Comprehensive resource page in support of multiple learning disabilities

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Hoagies Gifted Child

A one-stop resource for parenting a gifted child

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Developmental Delay Resources

Resource network integrating conventional and holistic approaches.

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

Comprehensive resource page for individuals with learning disabilities, providing information on home, school and work support options.

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Asperger Syndrome

Comprehensive resource page specifically for individuals with Aspberger’s Syndrome

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Talk About Curing Autism

Information regarding diets, funding, therapies, insurance help, legal issues, family support, parent networking and more.

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Autism Web

A parents’ forum with information on education, diets, therapies and other resources.

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Autism Speaks

The nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

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Autism Society of America

Increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

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Therapy Resources

Applied Behavior Analysis

Overview from ASAT.

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Applied Behavior Analysis

Overview from Healing Threshold.

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Floortime

Official website of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders.

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Sensory Integration

Sensory Processing Disorder’s page on sensory games.

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Relationship Development Intervention

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) offers treatment programs for individuals and families that face Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental difficulties.

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Floortime

Online course for families from Dr. Stanley Greenspan.

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Sensory Integration

Information on Sensory Processing Disorder symptoms, treatments, products and resources.

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Academics / School Resources

Do2Learn

Teacher Resources.

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Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

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Hiyah

Free Educational Software downloads.

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Roy the Zebra

Interactive Reading Games.

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Jacob’s Lessons and Mouse Trial

ABA based interactive language activities.

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SuperDuper

Therapy and classroom supplies.

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Laureate

Computer software for children and adults with disabilities.

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Open Education Database

Essential links for parenting gifted children.

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Parent to Parent of Miami

Parent to Parent of Miami is a Community Parent Resource Center serving parents of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. We help parents become better prepared to meet the needs of their children.

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Special Education News

Special education News is a newspaper that provides information on issues related to special education.

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Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)

The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations. ATA encourages and facilitates the empowerment of people with disabilities to participate fully in their communities. Through public education, information and referral, capacity building in community organizations and advocacy/policy efforts, the ATA enables millions of people to live, learn, work, define their futures and achieve their dreams.

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The Resource Room

The Resource Room provides tools, strategies and structured explorations for interesting learners, including lessons, ideas, articles and links for multisensory learning for people of all ages. The site also offers resources for people who learn differently, or have learning difficulties or learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

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Funding Help

Generation Rescue’s Family Grant page.

Generation Rescue is dedicated to recovery for children with autism spectrum disorders by providing guidance and support for medical treatment to directly improve the child’s quality of life for all families in need.

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Act-Today

Quarterly grant cycles.

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Act 4 Me

Grant cycles close every April 1, and October 1.

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National Autism Association

Once a year grant cycle, usually ending in May or June.

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United Health Care Foundation

Open granting cycle.

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Autism Allies

Applications must be submitted before the 10th of every month.

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Autism Speaks

Multiple family grants listed.

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Autism Cares

Application needs to be in before the 22nd of every month.

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Assistive Technology

Act Today

Children with autism need help TODAY in order to secure a better tomorrow.

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The Friends of Jacob Foundation

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Giving Angels Foundation

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Hannah and Friends

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Interactive Technology Assisting Autistic Little Kids

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National Autism Association

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Danny's Wish Foundation

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Different Iz Good

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Angel Emily Gives Smiles

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First Hand

First Hand is dedicated to impacting the health of children, their families and communities through reactive and preventative initiatives.

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Diets / Supplements

The GFCF Diet Intervention

Dietary Intervention may be that one piece of "the puzzle" which helps a child with ASD toward the road for recovery

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Pecan Bread

 Information, recipes, parents’ forums regarding Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

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Gaps Diet

Based on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but adapted to fit the individual healthcare needs of her patients suffering from a variety of intestinal and neurological conditions as a result of an imbalanced bacterial ecosystem within the GI tract. 

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The Feingold Diet

ADHD diet, this is the original diet treatment for ADHD, and a comprehensive program of dietarymanagement for better behavior, learning and health.

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Bio-Medical Resources

Autism Research Institute 

Recognized as the medical authority regarding Autism,  fosters scientific research into effective treatment for Autism; information regarding DAN! Clinicians and bio-medical interventions.

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National Autism Association’s

Page on references to Autism studies involving toxicity and vaccines.

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Great Plains Laboratory

Page with information on yeast and bacteria problems.

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ADD/ADHD Treatments

Information on conventional and alternative treatment options.

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Angels Reach Academy Donation

Be an angel

With the support of individuals and corporations, Angels Reach has the ability to touch the hearts and change the lives of the children who study in our School. It is with great pride that we acknowledge and thank our donors and sponsors for their acts of kindness and generous support.