Amarillo ISD Special Education > Autism Resources

Amarillo ISD

Todd Bigham, Autism Specialist

Email:  john.bigham@amaisd.org
Phone:  806-326-1707

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Local Resources


 Region 16

http://www.esc16.net/

Region 16 Education Support Center serves as a resource for school districts, teachers, and families. They provide workshops, trainings, and valuable resources.

 Uniting Parents, Coalition of Health Services Inc.
http://unitingparents.cohs.net/

Uniting Parents can help you navigate the maze of programs available to families and students with disabilities.  Case managers can provides information about resources, education, training, referrals, networking and support.

 *Texas Panhandle Centers Behavioral and Developmental Health

http://www.tpmhmr.org/

Texas Panhandle Center serves individuals with severe mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities and children with developmental delays.  They provide services for both individuals and their families.

Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training

http://www.txautism.net

This is a web-site that has great parent resources that explain the Texas Autism Supplement, short summaries that detail techniques and practices used to teach children with Autism, and links to free on-line workshops.


Understanding Autism


 

Autism Speaks

http://www.autismspeaks.org

Their website includes articles on the latest in Autism research, Autism in the news, fundraising events, and family support.

Autism Society

http://www.autism-society.org/

Autism society.org is a website that includes information on Autism research, living with Autism, and the latest news on Autism

Autism Community

http://www.autism-community.com/

This website has blogs, information on Autism, teaching,  behavior, communication all provided in a very user friendly format.

Polyxo.com

http://www.ployxo.com/bibliography/

Polyxo.com is a resource for parents, professionals, or anyone interested in teaching children with autism or other related developmental disorders. The website also includes a variety of instructional techniques and philosophies.


The Special Education Process


 

Texas Project First

http://texasprojectfirst.org/index.html

Texas Project First provides; information, training, referral and support. The website offers consistent, accurate information to help parents understand the complex special education issues and become more effective participants in their child's education process.

TEA Special Education Resource Guide for Parents

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed/resources/understand.html

This guide covers questions and offers information and resources about the special education process.


Social Skills


 

The Gray Center

http://www.thegraycenter.org/

This website promotes social understanding and has valuable information and strategies.

Social Thinking

http://www.socialthinking.com/

This website provides learning opportunities, strategies, and products to help individuals with their social skills.

Region 2

http://region2library.org/SocialStories.htm

This website provides free printable and interactive social stories. Many of the social stories are in a PowerPoint format.