Well…I’ve decided. Saturday’s are for resource sharing. I’ve noticed my readership declines over the weekend (I don’t blame you…hopefully you’re spending some time with your loved ones). So, I’m going to focus on sharing some website or thing that has helped in our journey.
If any of you out there have questions or specific ‘things’ you want me to write about – please let me know. I’ll be happy to hit your topic!
This website is dedicated to much of the most active and current research in autism.
According to the website, “The Autism Research Institute (ARI) was established in 1967 by autism pioneer and advocate, Dr. Bernard Rimland. Dr. Rimland single-handedly destroyed the claim that autism was caused by poor parenting in his 1964 book titled Infantile Autism. He also founded the Autism Society of America and was the head consultant for the movie Rain Man. In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, ARI focused much of its efforts on studying and disseminating information on behavioral therapy (i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis), as well as nutrition and diet. In the 1990s, ARI expanded its work to include medical and sensory interventions. Since his passing in 2006, ARI continues to follow Dr. Rimland’s vision by maintaining many of his initiatives as well as establishing new ones (for example, a ground-breaking initiative run by and for adults on the spectrum). As you will read below, ARI is actively involved in many aspects of autism.”
Why do I love this site? It’s like a clearinghouse or Autism Library Website. SO much information and I think it’s really easy to access!!
My favorite thing right now? They are having free webinars. You can even check past websinars at http://ariconference.com/?cat=29
These webinars include topics such as sleep issues, inclusion, anxiety, safety issues, positive reinforcement, really…just all kinds of great stuff!