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    1. Applied behavior analysis treatment of autism: the state of the art:


    1. King, M.L. Effectiveness of the iPad in enhancing the mand repertoire for children with autism. Master’s thesis, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Retrieved February 27, 2014 from


    1. Hill, Doris A., Belcher, Leigh, Brigman, Holly E.; Renner, Scott; Stephens, Brooke (2013). The Apple iPad™ as an Innovative Employment Support for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, Volume 44, Number 1, Pages 28-37


    1. Using an iPad to Teach Spontaneous Communication of Students with Low-Functioning Autism:


    1. Brookman-Frazee, L. Vismara, L., Drahota, A., Stahmer, A., Openden, D (2009). Parent Training Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In J. Matson (Ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A handbook 239-259.


    1. Top 10 Reasons Children with Autism Deserve ABA:


    1. Results suggested that long-term, comprehensive ABA intervention leads to (positive) medium to large effects in terms of intellectual functioning, language development, acquisition of daily living skills and social functioning in children with autism:


    1. Retrospective analysis of clinical records in 38 cases of recovery from autism: Results: Average IQ was 83.6 at intake (before ABA services) and 107.9 at discharge:


    1. Use of an iPad play story to increase play dialogue of preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders:


    1. ‘Look at Me When I Am Talking to You’: evidence and assessment of social pragmatics interventions for children with autism and social communication disorders:


Support Groups

Support Groups in Orange County:

    1. TACA Orange County:


    1. Autism Society of Orange County Support Groups:


    1. Asperger’s & High Functioning Autism Group:


    1. Regional Center Training and Support Groups:


Support Groups in San Diego County:

    1. TACA Support Group for San Diego County:


    1. Autism Society of America List of Support Groups in San Diego:


Support Groups in the Inland Empire:

    1. TACA Support Group for the Inland Empire:


    1. Autism Society of America List of Support Groups in the Inland Empire:



Introductory Books:

    1. The Autism Book: Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions. S. Jhoanna Robledo & Dawn Ham-Kucharski (2005) Penguin


    1. The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing. Karen Exhorn (2005) Collins


    1. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Wetherby & Prizant (2000) Brookes Publishing Co.


    1. Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs.


    1. Chantal Sicile-Kira & Temple Grandin (2004) Berkley Publishing Group


    1. Autism Treatment Guide, 3rd Edition Elizabeth Gerlah (2003) Future Horizons Inc.


    1. The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Wieder, & Robin Simmons (1998) Merloyd Lawrence


    1. The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome Tony Attwood (1998) Jessica Kingsley Publishers


    1. Keys to Parenting the Child with Autism Marlene Brill (1994) Barron


    1. Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Ellen Notbohm (2005) Future Horizons Inc.


    1. The Science and Fiction of Autism Laura Schreibman (2007) Harvard University Press


Education & Treatment:

    1. 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Veronica Zysk & Ellen Notbohm (2004) Future Horizons


    1. An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate and Learn. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson & Laurie Vismara (2012) Guilford Press


    1. Autism Treatment Guide Elizabeth Gerlach (1996) Four Leaf Press


    1. Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism Edited by Maurice, Green & Luce (1996) Pro-Ed


    1. The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for your Special Ed Child Lawrence M. Siegel (2007) Nolo


    1. Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism Kathleen Quill (2000) Brookes Publishing Co. Books


    1. Educating Children with Autism National Research Council (2001) National Academy Press


    1. The New Social Story Book, 2nd Edition Carol Gray (2000) Future Horizons


    1. The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder Carol Kranowitz & Lucy Miller (2006) Perigee Trade


    1. Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope that Can Transform a Child’s Life Lynn Koegel & Claire Lazebnik (2004) Viking Penguin Books


    1. Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism Mary Jane Weiss & Sandra L. Harris (2001) Woodbine House


    1. Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication & Socialization Kathleen Ann Quill (1995) Thomas Delmar Learning


    1. Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for Children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders Sabrina Freeman & Lorelei Dake (1997) SKF Books


    1. A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism Ron Leaf, John McEachin & Jaisom Harsh (1999) DRL Books


    1. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children’s Socialization and Imagination Pamela Wolfberg (2003) Autism Asperger Publishing Co.


Families & Personal Accounts:

    1. The Boy Who Loved Windows Patricia Stacey (2003) DeCapo Press


    1. Eating an Artichoke: A Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome Echo R. Fling (2000) Jessica Kingsley Publishers


    1. Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence Luke Jackson (2002) Jessica Kingsley Publishers


    1. Just This Side Of Normal Elizabeth Gerlach (1999) Future Horizons


    1. Let Me Hear Your Voice Catherine Maurice (1993) Ballantine Books


    1. Living With Autism: The Parents’ Stories Kathleen M. Dillon (1995) Parkway Publishers


    1. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Aspergers John Elder Robinson (2008) Three Rivers Press


    1. Making Peace with Autism: One Family’s Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts Susan Senator (2006) Trumpeter


    1. Miracle Milestones: One Autistic Child’s Journey Marilyn Gefland & Sue Barron (2004) Trafford


    1. Pretending to Be Normal Liane Holliday Wiley (1999) Jessica Kingsley Publishers


    1. There’s a Boy In Here Judy and Sean Barron (2002) Future Horizons


    1. Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism Temple Grandin (2006) Vintage Books



    1. Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism – Ages 9-12 Fiona Bleach (2001) The National Autistic Society


    1. Siblings of Children with Autism: A guide for families, Second edition. Harris, Sandra L. Joey and Sam. A story that illustrates similarities between two brothers, one of whom has autism. By Katz, Illana, & Ritvo (ages K-5)


    1. Captain Tommy. By Messner, Abby, And Ward. (grades 1-4)


    1. Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister with Special Needs–Ages 9-12 Donald J. Meyer (1997) Woodbine House


    1. Ethan and Phoebe: A child’s book about autism. Moore, Deborah Ann (ages 4-8) Brothers & Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families Peggy Gallagher, Thomas Powell, & Cheryl Rhodes (2006) Brookes Publishing Co.


    1. All About My Brother – Ages 6-10 Sarah Peralta (2002) Autism Asperger Publishing Co.


    1. I love My Brother. A picture book written by 4-year-old Connor about his 2-year-old Brother Sean who has autism. By Sullivan, Connor. (Preschool and kindergarten)


    1. Andy and his Yellow Frisbee. Thompson, M. (grades K-5)


    1. Are You Alone On Purpose? – Ages 9-12 Nancy Werlin (1994) Penguin Group


    1. Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism – Ages 4-8 Laurie Lears (1998) Albert Whitman & Co.


    1. My Brother Mathew – Ages 4-8 Mary Thompson (1992) Woodbine House


    1. My Brother Sammy – ages 4-8 Becky Edwards & David Armitage (2000) Bloomsbury Publishing Pl.


    1. My Friend with Autism: A Coloring Book for Peers and Siblings– Ages 5-8 Beverly Bishop & Craig Bishop (2002) Future Horizons


Laws & Advocacy:

    1. The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child Lawrence M. Siegel (2007) Nolo


    1. From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide Peter Wright & Pamela Wright (2006) Harbor House Law Press


    1. How to Compromise With Your School District Without Compromising Your Child: A Field Guide for Getting Effective Services for Children with Special Needs


    1. Gary Mayerson (2004) DRL Books Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers Winifred Anderson, Stephen R. Chirwood & Deidre Hayden (1997) Woodbine House


Magazines and Journals

    1. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


    1. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disorders


    1. Autism: An International Journal


    1. Autism Research


    1. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders


    1. The Advocate


    1. Autism Spectrum Quarterly


    1. The Autism Perspective


    1. Spectrum


    1. The Source


    1. Autism/Aspergers Digest



    1. ABA and Autism Awareness: 4 minute TV interview from Florida about ABA and its effectiveness:


    1. Introduction to ABA-Autism Speaks 4min:


    1. Hope for recovery video 30minutes long:


    1. ABA for ASD: Elyse Wiseman, BCBA, Hope Network:


    1. ASC Ipad study Video:


    1. Executive Functioning by Harvard University 6 minutes:


    1. CDC Autism Case Training: