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Community and Internet Resources


Education: Disability Specific: Education for Students with Asperger Syndrome



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For Social Skills Training - see Training and Rehabilitation: Asperger Syndrome

International:   United Kingdom
National
State Listings:   FL / NC / WI /    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)
Country Listings:   Australia


National

Asperger Association of New England (AANE) is based in the Boston area, provides comprehensive and up-to-date information and support on Asperger Syndrome to the Northeast. Although technically a regional organization, they have become national leaders in areas such as support, education and advocacy. They sponsor many conferences and workshops.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is located at 1110 North, Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201, Voice phone: 703/620-3660, TTY: 866/915-5000, FAX: 703/264-9494, E-mail: service@cec.sped.org.

K12 Academics: Asperger Syndrome is a website devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disabilities. The section for Asperger Syndrome includes Causes & Origins, Characteristics, Criticism and Controversies, Culture, Definition & Diagnosis, Gift and Curse, Living with Aspergers, Prevalance, Relationship to Autism, books, videos, organizations, support services & mailing lists for the disability.


State Listings


Florida

Brevard Center College Internship Program in Melbourne, Florida provides individualized, post-secondary academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal learning differences. With their support and direction, students learn to realize and develop their potential. For more information about their program, visit their web site. The College Internship Program at the Brevard Center, 3716 North Wickham, Road Suite 1, Melbourne, Florida 32935.


North Carolina

TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children) is located at the University of North Carolina. The TEACCH approach includes a focus on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person's skills, interests, and needs. The major priorities include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly-based intervention strategy building on existing skills and interests. By focusing on the individual they mean that the person is the priority, rather than any philosophical notion like inclusion, discrete trial training, facilitated communication, etc. We emphasize individualized assessment to understand the individual better and also "the culture of autism," suggesting that people with autism are part of a distinctive group with common characteristics that are different, but not necessarily inferior, to the rest of us. The TEACCH mission is to:

TEACCH provides Supported Employment Services: contact - Mike Chapman at 919-966-8194 and Early Intervention Services: contact - Susan Boswell at 919-966-7003 or Beth Reynolds at 919-966-4885. TEACH has Regional Centers throughout North Carolina. For general information about the TEACCH program, please call them at (919) 966-2174, fax at (919) 966-4127, or send email to TEACCH@unc.edu


Wisconsin

Learning Disabilities Program is a component of the Student Accessibility Center (SAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, whose mission is to create an accessible community which provides equal access to all students. The Learning Disabilities Program provides services to prospective and current students of the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, Asperger Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. For eligibility, application and services, contact: Program Manager, Laurie Petersen, Mitchell Hall 113B, Phone: (414)229-6239 or send e-mail to lauriep@uwm.edu or Learning Disability Specialist: Barbara Simon, Mitchell Hall 113A, Phone: (414)229-4564, barbaras@uwm.edu

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International


United Kingdom

University Students With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome This website has FAQ, study skills and exam tips, surviving college or university and much more. The site is primarily for the benefit of students in higher education (full-time or part-time) with autism or Asperger's syndrome (or any other autistic spectrum).

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