Home to You are a Social Detective, Social Thinking books and visual tools like the Zones of Regulation to improve self-soothing and communication about frustrations before an outburst occurs. Other books and resources help those on the spectrum to learn social rules that apply to a number of situations and how to more accurately understand and interpret others’ social cues. A good introduction to Michelle Garcia Winner’s work can be found on YouTube by searching for her name plus “What is Social Thinking? ”
The Asperger’s Experts Series on YouTube.
Help, guidance, support & strategies that actually work for people with Asperger’s, parents, therapists & teachers. Created by people with Asperger’s themselves.
In the first story of outsiders and being at odds John Elder Robison describes his highly successful career as an audio engineer for the biggest bands of the day. Diagnosed only late in life, he describes being plagued by self-doubt and interpersonal struggles– chronically misunderstanding others and feeling equally misunderstood himself. He was a man who felt more at home with machines than people until learning about Asperger’s as an older adult. He then began educating himself, his family and the public about the experience of having Asperger’s.
Oasis-MAAP combined online resource center. Online articles cover child, adult and college-age issues, resources for teachers and peer tutors, managing holidays and large social gatherings plus introductory information on identifying Asperger’s and general coping strategies.
Online articles, books and book reviews, plus special sections for advocating (e.g. for school success), bullying, developing social skills, sleep & exercise, and those with co-occurring ADHD.
Lists local support groups, providers and links to magazines by subscription.
FH Autism.com Future Horizons was created to meet the needs of teachers, therapists, and family members who face the challenge of autism. Our books, videos, and conferences bring you the most current information possible to aid in that challenge. It is our strong belief that every child and adult with autism can improve and contribute to the lives of those who love them and, just as importantly, contribute to society.
The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels. They host an extensive conference.
Apps & Guided Relaxation Videos
Teen Conversation Builder. See a preview and review on YouTube by Carla Butorac of Behavior Communicates. Guides teens in how to start and continue a conversation with peers.
Relaxation Apps and Guided Meditation online:
Virtual Hope Box App- developed by the VA but intended for anyone dealing with anxiety
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center hosts guided relaxation online
Smiling Mind App
Anxiety Coach App