Article: Exceptional Parent: Government Benefits for Children with Special Needs

This article from a July 2012 issue of Exceptional Parent provides a list of program that the federal government offers to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Website: The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability

The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is the first national effort of its kind to bring together both victim and suspect/ offender issues involving people with I/DD under one roof.

Video: The Rhythm Tree: Music Therapy and Autism

Ryan Judd presents a social story that can be used to teach individuals with autism social skills such as active listening and respecting personal space.

Guide: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This guide offers a brief overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Website: Jacob’s Lessons

This website features games and activities that parents or professional can use to work with young children with autism spectrum disorders.

Website: Real Look Autism

Real Look Autism is a non-profit organization that offers information about different therapies and strategies through videos.

Webpage: PACER Center: Translated Materials – Spanish

This webpage contains publications, videos and other resources that have been translated into Spanish.

Website: Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance operates the National Center on Caregiving, through which they produce legislative analyses, reports, newsletters, and research documenting public policy, emerging trends and caregiver needs and services.

Website: Military OneSource: EFMP/Special Needs

This website contains resources, tools and articles to help visitors learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and the families it serves.

Website: University of New Hampshire: Center for Housing and New Community Economics

The Center for Housing and New Community Economics provides training, technical assistance, resources, and research to individuals, families, human service organizations and governmental organizations.