We are very busy getting Planet Spectrum ready for the world.
The below links are to websites and information that I have found incredible useful and resourceful. There is just SO much information on the web, but it takes a long time to trowel your way through all of it to find useful info. So I have done this for you.
Warmest Wishes and Thanks,
In 1967, a group of parents who were struggling to find autism resources, set up the ‘Victorian Autistic Children’s and Adult’s Association’. It provided a central information source and supported individuals and their families. The organisation was renamed ‘Autism Victoria Inc’ in 1999 and again renamed Amaze in 2013.
Today Amaze is the peak body for people on the autism spectrum and their supporters in Victoria.
Amaze raises awareness and influences positive change for people on the autism spectrum and their families/supporters and provides independent, credible information and resources to individuals, families, professionals, government and the wider community.
Raising Children Network is the complete resource for Australian parents, taking you from pregnancy to newborns to teenagers. We offer evidence-based content you can trust on hundreds of topics about raising children and looking after yourself as a parent.
The Autism NOW Center provides high quality resources and information in core areas across the lifespan to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, and professional in the field. Focus areas include: Early detection, Early intervention, and Early education; Transition from high school into early adulthood; Community based employment; Advocacy for families and self-advocates; Community Inclusion; Aging Issues; Policy; Implementation of Health Care Reform, including Long Term Care Services and Supports; Family and Sibling Support; and Networking in local, state, and national arenas. We accomplish these goals in a variety of ways
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
AutismWeb is a free, informational web site run by parents, for parents. It is not affiliated with any organization or service provider. AutismWeb does not endorse any provider, organization or treatment. Our goal is to provide information on autism spectrum disorders, teaching methods, special education, treatments, therapies, services, research, online resources, training workshops and conferences related to autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder. We believe that an informed parent is best able to advocate for his or her child.
Tony Attwood is well known for sharing his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. He has an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the University of London. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.