Resources

Resources mentioned elsewhere in the blog are gathered here. I have cleverly linked them to the post(s) in which they are mentioned. The bold numbers that follow each entry correspond to the appropriate post(s).  Most of the entries below also have direct links to the appropriate websites.

BOOKS

Amen, Daniel G. 1999. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.  Three Rivers Press.  22

Amen, Daniel G. 2000. New Skills for Frazzled Parents: The Instruction Manual That Should Have Come with your Child.  MindWorks Press.  22

Crawford, Veronica.  2001. Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Publishing Co.   61   76

Earley, Pete. 2006. Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons.  19

Harkey, Nancy and Teri Jourgensen. 2012. Parenting by Temperament: Full Revised Edition.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  78

Kutscher, Martin L.  2005.  Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar and More!  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.    5  35

Lavoie, Richard. 2007. The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child. Touchstone.    66

Lovecky, Deirdre V. 2004.   Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   5

Robison, John Elder. 2008. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s. Three Rivers Press.  114

Robison, John Elder. 2016. Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening. Spiegel & Grau.   114

Shapiro, Francine. 2012. Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy.  Rodale Books.  39

Stowell, Jill. 2010. At Wit’s End: A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities. Green Dot Press.   97

Tieger, Paul D., and Barbara Barron-Tieger. 1997. Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child’s Personality Type – and Become a Better Parent. Little, Brown.  43   78

Walsh, William J. PhD. 2012.  Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain. Skyhorse Publishing.  41

Whitley, Michael D., PhD. 2001. Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating Your Underachieving Child. Perigee.   66

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

California Dept. of Rehabilitation   24  51  59  67  72  http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/  employment assistance for  individuals with disabilities

CalFresh   14      http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/PG847.htm   the program formerly known as Food Stamps

Social Security Administration  3  13   14  27  31  33   34  42  49  110    www.ssa.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  80   http://www.samhsa.gov/

TAY Center   24   TAY stands for Transition Age Youth. The Center is run by the San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health. Four TAY Center locations in San Bernardino County.  http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/dbh/childrenservices/childrenservices.asp  (scroll to the bottom of the page for the TAY Center)

MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Amen Clinic     9  17  22  40  86   4019 Westerly Place Suite 100 Newport Beach,  CA   92660    949-266-3700       www.amenclinics.net

Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States at UCLA (CAPPS)  12      (the address is very, very long! See the website’s ‘Contact Us’ page)  Phone: 310-206-3466   http://www.capps.ucla.edu/

Future Generations Diagnostic, Treatment & Evaluation Center  9     NO LONGER IN BUSINESS

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center  (BMC)    5  40  45  1710 Barton Road Redlands CA 92373   (909) 558-9200  lomalindahealth.org/behavioral-medicine-center/

Quality Life Group, Psychiatric and Psychological Services   9     6529 Riverside Ave, Suite 133, Riverside,  CA   92506    Tel:  (951) 684-2627  http://qualitylifegroup.com/

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – local assistance

Dignity Group   83   1055 N, Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA  91762   http://www.dignitygroup.org

Full Life Ahead foundation  55   2908 Clairmont Avenue South, Birmingham, AL  35205  (866) 700-2026    http://www.fulllifeahead.org/

The Help Group   21   Administrative Offices:  13130 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks CA   91401   (877) 994-3588   http://www.thehelpgroup.org

Inland Regional Center    6  16  54   56  1365 South Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92408  (909) 890-3000    http://inlandrc.org/about-us/

Rolling Start   3      570 West 4th Street, #107, San Bernardino CA  92401       (909) 884-2129       http://www.rollingstart.com/

Team of Advocates for  Special Kids (TASK)   10    21  46  51  54  TASK San Bernardino (at Inland Regional Center)  1425 S. Waterman Ave.  San Bernardino, CA 92412   (909) 890-9560  or  (909) 890-9630  [There are other TASK locations throughout Southern California]    http://www.taskca.org

Vocational Steps   101   750 S. Lincoln Ave, #104-374, Corona, CA   92882  (951) 236-5681   http://greenclarion.com/visionsrus/index.html

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Mediation and Transport Service  (AMATS)  36   http://www.amats.org/index.html   member firms provide transport agents who escort teens from their home to a residential therapeutic school or program

Because I Love You    (BILY)  12   http://bily.org

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates   46   http://www.copaa.org/  non-profit organization for special education advocacy

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)   52   http://www.eagala.org/  “the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs”

EMDR International Association  (EMDRIA)  39   http://www.emdria.org/  professional association for practitioners and researchers of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Families Anonymous  (FA)   12   http://familiesanonymous.org/

Human-Equine Alliances for Learning (HEAL)  52  http://humanequinealliance.org/?doing_wp_cron=1389836758.5355091094970703125000    “a federally authorized non-profit organization that promotes, supports and studies Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)”

Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)  36  http://www.iecaonline.com/

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)   4    www.dyslexia-ca.org/

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)   30   55   57   61  79   83  http://www.ldanatl.org/  and the website for LDA in California is  http://www.ldaca.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)   6  19  48   83   http://www.nami.org/

National Association for Adults with Special Learning Needs  (NAASLN)  61    http://naasln.org/  members are mostly those who serve the adult special needs community, but adults with LD can join as well

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)   1      http://www.nagc.org

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)  29  80  86   http://natsap.org/   includes information for parents searching for the best placement for their child

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)   61   http://www.ncld.org/

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship  International (PATH)   52  http://www.pathintl.org/   a nonprofit organization promoting “equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs”

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative   36   http://www.savingteens.org/  a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to families needing to place a teen in a therapeutic program

The Sibling Support Project  48  http://www.siblingsupport.org/  “…dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns”

SCHOOLS

The Help Group  21   see Nonprofit Organizations above

The Frostig School    10    at the FrostigCenter   971 N. Altadena Dr.  Pasadena, Ca 91107   (626) 791-1255    http://www.frostig.org/services/day_school/index.html

THERAPY PROVIDERS

Big Springs Educational Therapy Center and School    4  8  92   189 Iowa Ave # A,  Riverside, CA  92507   (951) 787-0408   bigspringscenterandschool.org/

The Children’s Ranch Foundation  52       4007 Verdant St., Los Angeles, CA  90039   (213) 447-6456    http://thechildrensranch.org/     offers therapeutic horseback riding and more

Hospitality Eyecare Center of Optometry   8  92   164 West Hospitality Lane, Suite 7 San Bernardino, CA 92408    (909) 383-5000  http://www.seetolive.com

Linda Howe, M.A. – Perceptual-Motor Consultant   63   4187 Bernardo Court, Chino, CA 91710   (909) 628-9441

Stowell Learning Center  35   97   20955 Pathfinder Rd., Suite 332  Diamond Bar, CA 91765   (909) 598-2482   and there’s another location in Irvine, CA -phone (949) 477-4082    http://www.learningdisability.com

TRANSITION PROGRAMS

Benchmark Transitions   86   http://benchmarktransitions.com/   mailing address: 25612 Barton Rd., #286  Loma Linda, CA  92354    (800) 474-4848

Center for Adaptive Learning 16 56 80  http://centerforadaptivelearning.org/index.htm   3227 Clayton Road  Concord CA  94519     (925) 827-3863

CIP – College Internship Program   69  80  six locations in the US.   Main office:  199 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201    (877) 566-9247   http://cipworldwide.org/

Life Development Institute  76  80 18001 N. 79th Ave., Bldg E-71, Glendale, AZ  85308   (866) 736-7811  http://discoverldi.com/   offers high school, and postsecondary programs

OPTIONS Transitions to Independence   100    101 South Lewis Lane, Carbondale IL  62901   (618) 549-4201   http://www.experienceoptions.org/

WEBSITES (informational)

Assisted Living Facilities  80   http://www.assistedlivingfacilities.org/free-senior-care-referral-service/  may be able to help locate facilities for young adults, in addition to their emphasis on the elderly

Autism After 16   18    http://www.autismafter16.com/  help with transitioning to adulthood for those on the autism spectrum

Autism Speaks   54  http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us  advocacy organization for autism

Autistic Self Advocacy Network   90     http://autisticadvocacy.org/   disability rights organization for autistic people

Disability Secrets  13 27  34  42  49    http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/  provides tips on applying for and maintaining SSI

EEGInfo   68   http://www.eeginfo.com/what-is-neurofeedback.php  informational website of the EEG Institute, which provides training for neurofeedback

FAS Community Resource Center   73    http://www.come-over.to/FASCRC/    all types of information about fetal alcohol syndrome

Great Schools   10  51  http://www.greatschools.org/learning-disabilities-and-adhd.topic?content=5264   (formerly at SchwabLearning)  information on learning disabilities

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)   61   http://askjan.org/   help for anyone with questions about accommodations for disabilities in the workplace

ldonline   10   76  http://www.ldonline.org/    information on learning disabilities and AD/HD

LD Pride   61  http://www.ldpride.net/   “…interactive community resource for adults with invisible disabilities…”

Keirsey.com  43   http://www.keirsey.com/  website regarding temperament types based on the findings of psychologist David  Keirsey

Living with a Disability   34  http://howtogetsocialsecuritydisability.com/  online magazine, mostly about Social Security but also covering more general disability topics

The Myers & Briggs Foundation   43  http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/  about temperament types

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   65    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Network of Post-secondary Programs   80   http://specialneedsprograms.org/   for finding residential programs for young adults

NOLO   83    91   http://www.nolo.com/   legal information

Out of the FOG   58  84   http://outofthefog.net/     personality disorder support

Pete Earley: the official website   19   http://www.peteearley.com/  website for author and mental health advocate Pete Earley

PsychCentral   32   http://psychcentral.com/   a clearinghouse of information related to psychology

Psychology Today  29  80   http://www.psychologytoday.com/   website for Psychology Today magazine; includes a resource for finding therapy providers

Serrano & Serrano LLC   13  31   http://www.serranolawyers.com/SocialSecurity.htm  a law firm in Connecticut that provides helpful info about SSI on their website

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities   35   http://www.smartkidswithld.org/   website of a non-profit organization providing support to parents of children with LD or ADHD

Special Needs Alliance   83   http://www.specialneedsalliance.org/   nonprofit organization of disability attorneys; website includes means to search for attorneys in your area

UltimateDisabilityGuide   13   http://www.ultimatedisabilityguide.com  one of many sites with info on applying for SSI

Walsh Research Institute   41  http://www.walshinstitute.org/  an institute at the forefront of nutrient therapy for treating mental disorders

Woodbury Reports Inc.   36  80  86   http://www.strugglingteens.com/   the website of an independent educational consulting firm, with lots of useful information and links

Wrightslaw   10   51  http://www.wrightslaw.com/    everything you could ever want to know about special education law

Wrong Planet   54  58  64  http://www.wrongplanet.net/forums.html   “The online resource and community for Autism and Asperger’s”

OTHER

AVID   17    Advancement Via Individual Determination – a program in public schools to help students “in the middle” make it to college  http://www.avid.org/

Client Assistance Program   67  1-800-776-5746   state-wide referrals for assistance with problems with the California Dept. of Rehabilitation  http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/about/cap.html

Diagnostic Center, Southern California.  54  Part of the California Dept. of Education. “…provides high-quality, individualized services to special education students, their families, and school districts.”     4339 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90032.  (323) 222-8090.

Disability Rights California  56   works to “protect the rights of Californians with disabilities”   main office: 1831 K St., Sacramento CA  95811   (916) 504-5800  http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/index.htm

Jenn Cohen Tutoring   57   “Full service tutoring, coaching and consulting for the SAT, PSAT and ACT, specializing in ADD/ADHD and special needs students”   http://www.satprepforadhd.com/

Mensah Medical   41  a lab that specializes in individualized nutrient therapy    4355 Weaver Parkway, Suite 110  Warrenville, IL  60555  (630) 256-8308   http://www.mensahmedical.com/_index.php

Pain and Stress Center    9      source for dietary supplements that aid brain function    www.painstresscenter.com

5 responses to “Resources”

  1. Elizabeth S Kane says :

    Thank you so much for your blog and website. I would like to let you know about our residential program here in San Jose Ca.
    Shire House provides housing with supportive services to young adults (18-28) on the Autism spectrum. Our clients are high functioning Asperger.

    Like

  2. Nancy Campos says :

    would you know of any scholarship for college-bound students who have a sibling with autism

    Like

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