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The Autism SIG, chartered by the Association for Behavior Analysis, brings together those individuals who specialize in or have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the education and treatment of autism across the lifespan. The Autism SIG has three primary purposes:
1. To promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of autism treatment
2. To advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments
3. To support consumers of ABA services.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International contributes to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to represent the interests of professional behavior analyst practitioners, provide support and resources to professional behavior analysts, and advocate for furthering the practice of behavior analysis.

Disseminates accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence.

Another site with informational modules on autism which can be used for training.

This publication provides Autism Program Quality Indicators (APQI), intended as a self-review and quality improvement guide for schools and programs serving students with autism spectrum disorders. The APQI were developed by the New York Autism Network at the request of the New York State Education Department. The APQI promote the goal that all students in New York State receive special education that meets high educational standards by providing benchmarks of quality programs that result in successful outcomes for students with autism.

For over 30 years, ASCONN has worked with parents, educators, state government and therapeutic and medical professionals to enhance the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are people with autism, family members, friends and professionals who work in the field of autism. ASCONN was chartered with the mission of promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons on the spectrum and their families, and to be fully included as participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research. ASCONN continues this mission today responding to the ever increasing needs of the autism community, families and support professionals in creative ways that continue to focus on the work of providing help now and hope for the future.

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.

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism or AS/HFA.

The BACB website offers credentialing information for behavior analysts, information for maintaining certification, and a certificant registry.

(BABAT) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. BABAT supports and promotes the professional practice of applied behavior analysis in Massachusetts.

This site offers mini lessons on math, science, social studies, health, etc. It allows for some free use and then there is a membership fee. I have found that the short clips are great for kids who are reinforced by gaining novel information

The Mission of the Cambridge Center is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering. In the Autism section, you will find scientifically validated information about the causes of autism, and the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach to treating it. The content of this Section is carefully refereed by an Advisory Board comprising the leaders in ABA and Autism.

The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis is a professional organization that seeks to assist in the development and advancement of the field of behavior analysis within the state of Connecticut through research, education, and dissemination of information.

A non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. We provide Connecticut families with information and networking opportunities.

Books and materials for children on the spectrum and those working with them.

Jackpot reinforcer survey generator on line. This site allows you to create a personalized reinforcer survey and then a personalized reinforcer menu. You can customize with unique reinforcers. I find this particularly good for school age children.

The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is a psychology journal that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance.

Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, to advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers. This site offers free, web-based resources to help people understand these kids in ways that are more compassionate and accurate.

The primary goal of my website is to provide information on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of language. Recently, Skinner’s work has experienced wide-spread use for language assessment and intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Includes information, purchasing information and downloads on the VB-MAPP.

Great source of videos for modeling social skills.

NAMI is 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.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers, and funders. The Center’s goal is to serve individuals with ASD by responding to the rising demand for reliable information and by providing comprehensive resources for families and communities.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders is dedicated to helping the nearly 30 million Americans with rare diseases, and the organizations that serve them, through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services

This is a great website with information about evidence-based practices. It includes short modules on each practice as well as a module on ASD early identification

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).

Pyramid is the exclusive home of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Pyramid Approach to Education. Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities.

Resource for purchasing and for customizing possible reinforcer ideas: stickers, badges, treasure chests, candy, etc. It is geared to the medical and dental community but is a good resource.

Products such as card decks for DTI, apps for ipad/ iphone, handouts on topics related to developmental disabilities, games and autism related materials

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