Autism Consortium (AAC): http://www.autismconsortium.org/blog/detail/technology-and-autism-whats-available-and-what-works
Autism Creatives Collective: https://autismcreativescollective.wordpress.com/
Autism Society Central Illinois (ASCI): http://autismcil.org/ offers support and programming for area families
Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/ Source for toolkits, printables
*EdWeb: www.edWeb.net and www.edWeb.net/autism A professional learning and social network for educators. Offers free webinars, resources and discussion groups. (Webinars are archived so you can view them when you have time.)
*Effective Teaching Strategies: http://barbaradoyle.com/index.html
Executive Functioning information: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/
Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center: http://www.fmptic.org/ offers free trainings throughout Illinois.
Family Resource Center on Disabilities – important links: https://frcd.org/10-autism-organizations-you-need-to-know-about/
Geek Club Books: http://geekclubbooks.com/ Sign up for free resources including some great autism videos for younger children
Illinois Assistive Technology Program: http://www.iltech.org/ Device loans for free!
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse: http://eiclearinghouse.org/ free lending library with lots of resources on autism. Not just for EI families/providers.
Illinois STARnet: https://www.starnet.org/home/ Free training and professional development. Emphasis on early childhood education
Information Connections, MarianJoy Medical Library: http://www.informationconnections.org/Autism/Default.aspx
National Autism Association/ NAA: http://nationalautismassociation.org/
National Autism Center (NAC) at May Institute: http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/
NIH/ National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml
*National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC): http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/ free professional resources for teachers, therapists, and technical assistance providers who work with individuals with ASD.
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence/ OCALI: http://www.ocali.org/ offers free training and professional development
*Organization for Autism Research/ OAR: http://researchautism.org/education/teachers-corner/ teachers corner for resources, professional development, training, curriculum
Targeting Autism Resource page: https://targetingautismlibs.com/resources/
The Arc of Illinois: https://www.thearcofil.org/ Advocates for individuals with ID/DD
The Art of Autism: http://the-art-of-autism.com/
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP): - http://theautismprogram.org/ general information and statewide resources
The Autism Clinic (TAC):- https://theautismclinic.org/ Provides consultation and assessments in District 186 via BCBA call: 217-525-8332
The Center for AAC & Autism: http://www.aacandautism.com/why-aac
The Seven Senses Explained: http://www.theautismlife.com/the.senses.connected/the.seven.senses
*Use Visual Strategies: www.usevisualstrategies.com Linda Hodgdon, visual aids for teachers