Quantcast






Home > Resources
Resources

PARTNER RESOURCES

Alpine Learning Group:

alpinelearninggroup.org/programs/adult.asp
A general introduction to the adult program:

Autism Speaks:

www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/autism_in_the_workplace.php
Autism in the Workplace serves as a source of inspiration and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, as well as for prospective employers.

www.autismspeaks.org/community/resources/index.php
Search for all types of resources by geographical area and category.

www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/grants.php#funded
Instructional summaries of some young/adult/adult programs Autism Speaks has funded.

Organization for Autism Research:

www.researchautism.org/resources/community/directory/search.asp 
Search for all types of resources by geographical area and category.

www.researchautism.org/resources/reading/documents/TransitionGuide.pdf 
A comprehensive guide about the transition to adulthood:

SARRC:

www.autismcenter.org/Vocational.aspx
Learn about SARRC’s vocational adult program:

UM-NSU CARD:

www.umcard.org/adult.php
Learn about CARD’s adult program and search the resource guide.

Easter Seals:

www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntlc8_autism_service_adult
Learn about their adult programs and resources.

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation:

www.djfiddlefoundation.org/links.cfm
A resource guide arranged alphabetically.

www.djfiddlefoundation.org/grants.cfm
Information about programs developed and supported for adolescents and adults by The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.

www.djfiddlefoundation.org/grant_docs.cfm
Download information on employment and community life.

www.djfiddlefoundation.org/health.cfm 
Download resources on health and wellness throughout the lifespan.

NEW Transportation Resource!
Check out this pocket-sized trouble shooting travel guide called "GET Going!" This booklet assists people living with autism and other challenges as they travel independently on public transportation. It can be downloaded free of charge here. GET Going (Guiding Everyday Travel) was created collaboratively by AFAA partners The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, Easter Seals Project ACTION, and Easter Seals Autism - as well as Feeley Consulting - to help promote the use of public transportation for community integration so that individuals can safely navigate traveling with confidence.

The Autism Program of Illinois:

www.theautismprogram.org/parents.asp
Find resources for different target populations.

"Guide to Adult Benefits, Services, and Resources" from the Illinois Healthcare Transition Project


GENERAL RESOURCES

www.agingwithautism.org
Transitioning through life, together. Focus on "at-risk" individuals with classic autism.

www.autismafter16.com
This website arose out of the desire to help adults with ASD and their families make sense of the morass of information and misinformation out there. Before we know it, the 1 in 110 kids will be all grown up. And if they look over their shoulders, they'll see more young people with needs specific to having autism following right behind. Autism After 16 wants to be the first stop in embracing adulthood with ASD.

A Primer: Social Security Act Programs to Assist the Disabled
This summary is designed for those who are unfamiliar with the many current features of federally sponsored disability and health programs under the Social Security Act, including the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, Medicare, and Medicaid. It provides an overview of the provisions and operations of the programs.

Medicaid.Gov
The first Federal government website devoted to the policies -- and the people -- of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicaid.gov brings to the forefront the items that States, the health policy community and other stakeholders have said they care about most, including: our Federal policy guidance; lists of pending and approved waivers; highlights of our Affordable Care Act implementation efforts; State-specific program information and data; and improved search capabilities.

ARCH - Federal Funding and Support Opportunities for Respite, 2012
This guide provides basic information about each of the federal programs that can provide respite funding or support.


RESIDENTIAL RESOURCES

Making Homes That Work: A Resource Guide for Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder + Co-occuring Behaviors

www.autismlink.com/services

autism.about.com/od/adultsonthespectrum/a/housingehlert.htm

www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/residential-placement.html

www.foundationforautismsupportandtraining.org/archway.html
Our primary focus is to offer clear guidance on how to establish quality-level housing in our communities for people with ASD across the entire spectrum.

SARRC: New Study Addresses Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders

A National Review of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This Policy Research Brief summarizes the results of a national study on the status of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Published by the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.

Housing Options for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bureau of Autism Services, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
In this report, the Bureau of Autism Services provides critical information on housing to a range of agencies and individuals. The core of the report is the description of 22 housing models. A typology of seven different housing settings was developed. These include: remaining at home, family living, renting an apartment or home, purchasing a home, shared housing, intentional communities and licensed facilities.


RECREATION/COMMUNITY INTEGRATION RESOURCES

thechp.syr.edu//pcmr.html: Building Stronger Communities for All: Thoughts About Community Participation for People with Developmental Disabilities

www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=204 : This government site provides links to information about recreation and travel for people with disabilities.

www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_directory_recreation : This is a directory of Easter Seals camping and recreation programs that serve children, adults and families of all abilities. If Easter Seals does not have a camp or recreation program in your area, they have provided links for you to find other local services providers.

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1843108127/ref=nosim/vaporia : Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome: Social and Emotional Skills And Positive Life Goals for Adolescents And Young Adults

www.amazon.com/Housing-Support-Community-Disabilities-Participation/dp/1557660905/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239721255&sr=8-1 : Housing, Support and Community: Choices and Strategies for Adults with Disabilities


VOCATIONAL RESOURCES

JobTIPS

Federal Laws that Brighten the Employment Picture for Those with Special Needs
Special Needs Answers

Adult Autism and Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/public/autism/Adult-Autism-and-Employment.pdf

APSE: Advancing Employment. Connecting People
www.apse.org

ProtectYourIncome.com: Employment Resources for the Disabled
www.protectyourincome.com

Getting Hired: Careers and Communtiy for Talented People with Disabilities
gettinghired.com

Think Beyond the Label: Workers & Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace
www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com

Bridges to Employment: Accomodating the Needs of Today's Workforce
bridgestoemployment.com

Project Search
Project Search

What Can You Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org

How to Find Work That Works for People with Asperger Syndrome: The Ultimate Guide for Getting People With Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and Keeping Them There!)
www.amazon.com/Find-Works-People-Asperger-Syndrome/dp/1843101513/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4

Autism at Work: Enabling People on the Autism Spectrum to Find Employment
autismatwork.org

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
www.WorkSupport.com

Employment for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/184310766X/ref=nosim/vaporia

Getting to Work: You Can Get There From Here!
www.familyresourcenetwork.org/content/services/gettingtowork/gettingtowork.html 

JAN: Job Accomodation Network
askjan.org 

Kansas EmployAbility: The Business Resource for Disability and Employment
www.kansasemployability.com