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Recommended Resources

Free resource for parents to learn DIR®/Floortime strategies

More Info from the official governing body of music therapy in the U.S., the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

The qualifications for

Board Certified Music Therapists

An article from 

the American Academy of Pediatrics

Additional Resources

This is a great resource on everything having to do with ADHD.

Autism Research Institute (ARI)

"ARI funds innovative research and education aimed at improving the health and well-being of autistic people" (ARI, n.d.). 

Here they offer an "article...geared toward parents of newly diagnosed autistic children and parents of young autistic children who are not acquainted with many of the basic issues of autism. Our discussion is based on a large body of scientific research" (ARI, n.d.).

"The MIND Institute is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, clinical, and educational center committed to deepening our scientific understanding of the challenges associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The vision of the MIND Institute is to develop more personalized, equitable, and scientifically validated systems of support and interventions that help neurodivergent individuals to live their best lives. The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for: Autism Fragile X Syndrome Down syndrome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome" (UC Davis MIND Institute, n.d.).

"CEDD brings added resources to expand the activities and impact of the MIND Institute, serving as a resource in the areas of education, research and service, and providing a link between the university and the community to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities" (CEDD, n.d.).

Amplifying Nonspeaking, Minimally-speaking, or Unreliably-speaking
Autistic Leaders and Resources

This nonprofit's mission is "To ensure all nonspeakers with autism have access to communication and education" (Communication4All, n.d.). It was founded by Elizabeth Bonker who "is affected by autism and types to communicate" (Communication4All, n.d.).

"I-ASC is an association composed of individuals from the nonspeaking and neurodiverse communities; their families; trained practitioners; and informed allies. I-ASC welcomes our diverse community members without judgment or discrimination of any kind. I-ASC is committed to ensuring access to effective communication that supports agency and autonomy for nonspeaking, minimally and unreliably speaking individuals" (I-ASC, n.d.).

Otto is an entrepreneur who types to communicate!  He has created amazing resources to support those who type to express themselves.

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